In The News


  • May, 2016

  • $40 million needed to complete Erie Canalway Trail


    Feature from a Western New York NPR affiliate covering the press conference hosted by PTNY Project Coordinator, Greg Francese. According to Francese, there is money to complete 20 unfinished miles of the gap, but funding is needed for the remainder. He estimates that would cost about $40 million.

  • Hundreds of Volunteers Positively Impacted the Valley Stream Community on "I Love My Park Day"

    Assembly Member Solages (Elmont-D) partnered with Parks & Trails New York and Valley Stream State Park to host “I Love My Park Day: A Day To Volunteer.” Over 130 volunteers worked on a wide-array of projects such as painting benches, planting flowers, cleaning the stream, and building park tables.

  • Mapping out Bike Routes through Albany

    All Over Albany

    The Albany Bicycle Coalition in collaboration with PTNY has laid out a draft map of the preferred cycling routes throughout the city of Albany.

  • OUR VIEW: State parks are a gift

    Catskill Daily Mail

    Editorial promoting the use of our parks for the upcoming season while recognizing past challenges and the current state regarding Cuomo's budget commitment.

  • Fundraiser for PTNY: Drink the last of Newman’s Anniversary Ale on Wednesday

    Albany Times Union

    Davidson Brothers Brewing in Glens Falls on Wednesday (5/11) will host a fundraising event called Drink Up the Last Barrel of Newman’s Anniversary Ale. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of pints of the 35th-anniversary batch of Newman’s ale, made at Davidson Brothers will be donated to PTNY.

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Thousands of New Yorkers Participate in Fifth Annual "I Love My Park Day"

    Governor Cuomo announced that thousands of volunteers participated in the fifth annual ‘I Love My Park Day,’ attending community clean-up, beautification and stewardship events at more than 110 state parks and historic sites across New York.

  • NY’s 5th annual ‘I Love My Park Day’ events set for Saturday

    WIVB News 4--Buffalo

    New York state officials are urging people to get out this weekend and participate in the fifth annual “I Love My Park Day.” Saturday’s event is aimed at getting New Yorkers to visit parks across the state to help plant trees and gardens, restore trails, pick up trash and make other improvements.

  • Cleanups slated Saturday for several state parks in Buffalo-Niagara region

    The Buffalo News

    Clean the beach and grounds at Evangola State Park. Spruce up the Golden Hill State Park boat launch. Help garden and clean trails and Knox Farm State Park. These are among activities planned for Saturday during "I Love My Park Day" in 110 state parks across New York.

  • Give Back to Long Island’s State Parks at I Love My Park Day on May 7

    It’s not too late to register to volunteer at a state park this Saturday for the fifth annual I Love My Park Day. More than 20 family-friendly events are planned across Long Island on May 7. Volunteers are especially needed to assist with cleanup projects at Hallock State Park Preserve and Orient Beach State Park.

  • Love a state park May 7 in New York

    Ithaca Journal

    A news release from the office of State Sen. Tom O’Mara, R-Big Flats, announced the annual I Love My Park Day will occur at several Finger Lakes regional sites, including Catharine Valley Trail, Ithaca Dog Park at Allan H. Treman Marine State Park, Robert H. Treman State Park, Stony Brook State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park and Two Rivers State Park Recreation Area.

  • April, 2016

  • Editorial: Show some love to state parks

    Press Republican

    Piece from a Plattsburgh publication promoting the use of state parks, historic sites, and campgrounds throughout the North Country, including a mention encouraging participation in I Love My Park Day on May 7.

  • Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Receives Professional Development Grant

    Article featuring one of the recipients of our Park and Trail Partnership grant program. The Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum was awarded the $45,624.80 matching grant to upgrade the position of Executive Director to full time to better serve the educational needs of the area and boost tourism.

  • Senator Hannon Encourages Long Islanders to Participate in Fifth Annual "I Love My Park Day"

    Long Island Exchange

    The 6th District State Senator promotes the event to Long Island by stating, “I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to celebrate and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs,”

  • Albany Mayor Sheehan Announces Construction of Major Bike and Pedestrian Improvements to Albany's Corning Riverfront Park

    City of Albany Press Release

    PTNY staff attended a press conference along the banks of the Hudson in Albany to acknowledge the waterfront improvement project. PTNY's Robin Dropkin is quoted in the press release expressing support for the project.

  • Helpers Sought for Spa Park Work Day

    Troy Record

    I Love My Park Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, in Saratoga Spa State Park. Similar events are planned for more than 95 state parks across the state, in which volunteers help with cleanup, beautification and improvement projects. Last year, more than 150 volunteers completed over a dozen projects at Spa State Park.

  • Oneida Rail Trail to Host I Love My Park Day Event

    Madison County Courier

    The Oneida Rail Trail will host volunteers at Old Erie Canal State Park as part of more than 95 cleanup, improvement and beautification events happening statewide Saturday, May 7.

  • Join DEC for I Love My Park Day and Plant Some Trees

    Coverage focusing on the New York State DEC locations participating in our annual I Love My Park Day statewide volunteer event. This is the first year that DEC and National Park sites have been added to the more than 100 participating New York State Parks and historic sites.

  • Giving Back: I Love My Park Day Builds Next Generation of Park Stewards

    The Conservationist

    This piece by PTNY's Laura DiBetta and Robin Dropkin was featured in the April 2016 edition of NY's Department of Environmental Conservation's bi-monthly publication. It paints a vibrant picture of the success of the first four years of our annual I Love My Park Day state-wide volunteer event and this year's expansion beyond state parks and historic sites.

  • NY Parks Advocates Praise Cuomo, Lawmakers for State Budget

    Advocates for the environment and New York state parks are praising the $156 billion budget passed by the Legislature. The spending plan contains $123 million in new money for environmental protection. That brings the total of the state’s Environmental Protection Fund to $300 million.

  • March, 2016

  • Fewer potholes = less funding

    Albany Times Union

    PTNY Executive Director Robin Dropkin expresses her support for the $20 million in bike/ped funding, including trails, that is included in the NYS Assembly budget.