In The News

PTNY_SUB_MAIN8.jpg

  • February, 2014

  • New Yorkers Call On Legislators To Fund State Parks And Historic Sites

    New Yorkers from across the state are coming together at the State Capitol on February 26 for the 8th annual Park Advocacy Day to urge policymakers to protect and preserve New York’s state parks. Representatives from park friends groups, environmental organizations, local parks, and educational organizations will be in attendance. Park advocates will urge state lawmakers to support Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $90 million capital investment in the state park system, increase operating funds for state parks and historic sites, and enhance the once robust Environmental Protection Fund.

  • New Yorkers Call On Legislators To Fund Pedestrian And Bicycling Projects

    New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT) convened around the Empire State Plaza this week to meet with legislators calling on them to dedicate funding to improve New York’s pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure. The advocacy day is a follow up to other efforts of the group to deliver the same message to the Governor’s Office and the New York State Department of Transportation through a postcard campaign and a letter, sent in December 2013, from more than 1300 individuals and 50 organizations representing environmental, health, aging, equity, and transportation groups.

  • January, 2014

  • Parks & Trails New York Awards Grants To Strengthen Park And Trail Groups Around The State

    The statewide advocacy group Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) today awarded almost $15,000 in Growing the Grassroots capacity building grants to eight not-for-profit park and trail organizations. The groups will use the funds to increase organizational visibility, generate community support, grow membership, and attract additional volunteers.

  • Parks & Trails New York Applauds Governor Cuomo's Proposed Investment In Parks And Environment Budget

    Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal for State FY 2014-2015 includes important investments in state parks infrastructure and environmental programs that will help grow the economy, promote tourism, and enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

  • New Yorkers Call On Governor Cuomo To Fund Pedestrian And Bicycling Projects

    More than 50 organizations, 1,300 Postcards, one message—NYS Budget needs dedicated bike/ped funding—New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT) delivered a united message to Governor Cuomo this afternoon: more than 1,300 postcards, from New Yorkers across the state, calling on the Governor to dedicate funding to improve New York’s pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure. The postcard delivery is a follow‐up to a letter, sent in December 2013, from more than 50 organizations representing environmental, health, aging, equity, and transportation groups.

  • Statement From Parks & Trails New York On Governor Cuomo's 2014 State Of The State Address

    In today's State of the State address, Governor Cuomo reinforced his commitment to the revitalization of New York’s world-class state park system. We applaud the Governor’s continued investment in these treasured landscapes and cultural landmarks for New Yorkers today and for future generations.