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  • 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.

  • FDR STATE PARK, YORKTOWN, I LOVE MY PARK DAY MAY 7

    Yonkers Times

    Join us on Saturday, May 7, for the eleventh annual I Love My Park Day event. Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with New York State Parks and the Department of Environmental Conservation, will host over 150 volunteer events at state parks, historic sites, and public lands across the state.

  • I Love My Park Day Up and Down the Old Croton Aqueduct in Six Locations

    River Journal

    This will be the 10th year that the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct will have hosted ILMPD on the Aqueduct Trail sponsored by PTNY

  • April, 2022

  • Letter to the Editor: I Love My Park Day

    Press Republican

    TO THE EDITOR: Our nature is in our park. This year's "I Love My Park Day" is Saturday, May 7. One of New York's finest parks is the North Country's Point au Roche State Park. This 850-acre Park includes hiking and biking trails through forests and rocky peninsulas, plus a sandy beach on Lake Champlain.

  • 17th Annual Canal Clean Sweep in Capital Region is underway

    CBS 6 - Albany

    Capital Region (WRGB) — New York's largest Earth Day celebration kicks off Friday! Volunteer groups from across New York State will take place in the 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep. Organizers are expecting this year's event to be the most widely attended clean sweep in the 17 years it's been held. More than 120 clean sweep events are scheduled and over 2,500 volunteers will come together this weekend to give back to the trail some say brings joy all year long.

  • 11th annual 'I Love My Park' Day set for May 7

    The Chronicle Express

    The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) announced that registration is now open for the 11th annual I Love My Park Day, which will be held on Saturday, May 7 at state parks, historic sites, and public lands across New York.

  • Registration open for New York ‘I Love My Park’ day

    News10 ABC--Albany

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Registration is now open for the 11th annual New York “I Love My Park” Day. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and Parks & Trails New York will host this year’s event on Saturday, May 7 at state parks, historic sites, and public lands across New York.

  • Canal Clean Sweep Events Will Celebrate Earth Day Throughout The Weekend

    Oswego County Today

    CNY – Volunteer groups will be out on the Canalway Trail at several locations in Central New York this weekend cleaning up debris and litter left along the trail from this past winter as well as rake and remove small, downed tree limbs and branches.

  • Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s 'I Love My Park' Day of Volunteerism

    I Love NY

    Staatsburg, N.Y. (4/18/22) — Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host volunteers for another annual spring day of volunteerism at as part of more than 100 cleanup, improvement and beautification events happening statewide on Saturday, May 7.

  • Volunteers to spiff up banks, trails along Erie Canal this weekend

    Finger Lakes Times

    The 2022 New York state canal navigation season is set to open May 22. In anticipation, volunteers across the state are setting out this weekend for the 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep. The annual cleanup event begins Friday and concludes Sunday. More than 100 Clean Sweep events are expected along the more than 400-mile-long Canalway Trail system and 524-mile-long canal system.