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  • August, 2022

  • LIC Non-Profit Awarded More Than $15,000 For Landscape Improvements at Gantry Plaza State Park

    LIC Post

    A Long Island City non-profit group that helps with the upkeep of the waterfront parks has been awarded a large grant to buy plantings and upgrade the landscape at Gantry Plaza State Park.

  • July, 2022

  • ‘Big check’ awarded to Rochester inclusive rowing group

    Rochester First

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester Community Inclusive Rowing is receiving funding in the name of accessibility. The statewide non-profit Parks and Trails New York presented a check for just under $12,000. The funds will go towards improving the pathway to the boat launch at Black Creek near the Genesee River.

  • Ceremony to formalize funding for preservation of stone tables at Letchworth State Park

    Livingston County News

    Parks and Trails New York will formally award a grant to the Friends of Letchworth State Park to preserve historic and popular stone picnic tables in the park’s Upper Falls area at a check presentation ceremony on Tuesday.

  • Here's where Cycle the Erie Canal 2022 is stopping in Rome, Utica

    Observer Dispatch

    Cyclists on the Cycle the Erie Canal 2022 tour will be passing through the Mohawk Valley as part of an eight-day, 750-mile ride along the Erie Canalway Trail.


    Multiple stops will be made at local spots including Utica Coffee Roasting Co. and Heelpath Brewing Co. in Frankfort.

  • Cycle the Erie Canal Passing Through the Finger Lakes Tuesday

    Finger Lakes Daily

    After holding the tour at reduced capacity in 2021 due to the pandemic, the annual eight-day, cross-state Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour has returned at full capacity this year, departing from Buffalo Sunday with expected arrival on July 17th. 750 from 40 states will cross New York State as part of the 24th “Cycle the Erie Canal” tour organized by the statewide nonprofit Parks & Trails New York.

  • ‘Cycle the Erie Canal’ passes through Brockport

    Rochester First

    BROCKPORT, N.Y. (WROC) — Back in the 1800s when it was first built, the Erie Canal revolutionized the travel of goods and people. Fast forward to 2022 and it’s still doing the same thing, albeit with less focus on the water.

  • Cyclists prepare for annual trek through New York along the Erie Canal

    WAER 88.3

    Cyclists from 40 states are making a 400-mile trek during the 24th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour. About 750 participants left Buffalo over the weekend for the annual eight-day tour and will be cycling all the way to Albany. Most will only travel about 40 to 60 miles per day.

  • Big caravan of cyclists reach Medina on day 1 of canal trek

    Orleans Hub

    MEDINA – Cyclists, totaling 750 from 40 states, arrived in Medina on Sunday enroute to Albany on the Cycle the Erie Canal Tour.

  • How New Yorkers can make the best of the state’s outdoor spaces this summer

    Spectrum News

    New York is home to over 200 state parks and historical sights, scattered all across the state — and Parks & Trails NY has been at the forefront of advocating for these parks for decades. Will Cote is program director for the organization. He joins In Focus to talk about how New Yorkers can make the best of the state’s outdoor spaces this summer. Cote says there’s a lot more to do in the state parks than just hiking — like swimming, biking, or boating. For those who want to learn more about the state parks in their area, he says Parks and Trail NY's website is a great place to start.

  • June, 2022

  • Sen. Tom O'Mara: 'Step outside and grow the economy'

    The Chronicle Express

    Our advocacy work and reports highlighting the economic impact of New York’s parks, historic sites, and trails is quoted in this opinion piece.

  • May, 2022

  • Andy Beers retires from career devoted to the outdoors

    Albany Times Union

    Parks & Trails New York and the Cycle the Erie Canal Tour are mentioned in this acknowledgement of the retirement of the director of the Empire State Trail project.

  • Friends of Rogers Awarded Grant for Environmental Educator

    WICZ Fox 40

    Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center was awarded an $80,000 matching grant from the Environmental Protection Fund’s Park and Trail Partnership Grants program to create an environmental educator position who will develop, lead, and organize educational programming for students, youth, families, and special interest groups with an emphasis on adults and seniors. Friends of Rogers will have to raise an additional $20,000 in matching funds, for a project total of $100,000, over two years.

  • Grants awarded to state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands partner organizations

    The Saratogian

    NEW YORK — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced $900,000 in grants to support 27 not-for-profit organizations involved with the stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites, and public lands. The grants support partner group efforts to raise private funds for capital projects, perform maintenance and beautification undertakings, provide educational programming, and promote public use of the parks through hosting of special events.

  • Governor Hochul announces $900,000 in grants awarded to state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands partner organizations

    Hudson Valley 360

    ALBANY — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced $900,000 in grants to support 27 not-for-profit organizations involved with the stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites, and public lands.

  • Parks & Trails New York announces $50,000 in grants to Genesee Valley Trail Town communities

    Olean Times Herald

    ALBANY — Parks & Trails New York announced Wednesday the recipients of $50,000 in grants to support communities participating in the Genesee Valley Trail Town initiative, including several in Allegany County.

  • Volunteers Show Their Love for Canarsie Pier in Spite of Harsh Weather

    Canarsie Courier

    Enduring strong wind, harsh rain and cold weather, volunteers rallied together on Saturday to beautify and clean up the shoreline around Canarsie Pier.

  • Volunteers Came Together to Clean Their Parks for a Great Cause

    WIBX FM

    All state and local parks in New York are absolutely beautiful, but sometimes they need to be shown a little extra love. Volunteers all across New York State came together with their communities this year for National #ILoveMyParkDay. Here's a couple of projects that were completed to help better both their local parks and the environment they support.

  • Tedisco, Simpson call for ‘I Love NY Parks Summer Discount

    Saratogian

    Saturday marked I Love My Park Day. Thousands of volunteers from across the state headed to parks, beaches, trails and historic sites to clean up and make improvements to the great outdoors. From Long Island to the Canadian border, more than 150 parks received deserved attention.

  • Volunteers celebrate I Love My Park Day at Moreau Lake State Park

    Spectrum News 1

    Saturday marked I Love My Park Day. Thousands of volunteers from across the state headed to parks, beaches, trails and historic sites to clean up and make improvements to the great outdoors. From Long Island to the Canadian border, more than 150 parks received deserved attention.

  • Volunteers celebrate I Love My Park Day at Green Lakes State Park

    Spectrum News 1

    Saturday was I Love My Park Day. It’s the 11th annual state-wide effort to clean up, to improve and beautify New York's parks. It welcomes volunteers ready to plant trees, restore trails and remove invasive species.