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  • May, 2022

  • 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.

  • New Yorkers Can Sign Up Now For 'I Love My Park Day'

    Patch.com

    NEW YORK — If you have a favorite state park and want to give back, you can register now for the 11th annual I Love My Park Day taking place Saturday, May 7.

  • New York ‘I Love My Park’ day returning May 7

    Rochester First

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Registration is now open for the 11th annual New York I Love My Park Day. Leading the event, 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 “I Love My Park Day” on Saturday, May 7 at state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York.

  • State Parks, DEC and PTNY encourage New Yorkers to sign up for the 11th annual ‘I Love My Park’ Day

    Hudson Valley 360

    The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation announced that registration is now open for the 11th annual I Love My Park Day.

  • Cayuga Lake State Park to Host I Love My Park Day Event

    FingerLakes1.com

    State Parks will host volunteers at Cayuga Lake as part of more than 100 cleanup, improvement and beautification events happening statewide on Saturday, May 7. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs.

  • A call for volunteers for the 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep

    Hudson Valley 360

    Volunteers are encouraged to register today, as groups across New York State prepare for the 17th Canal Clean Sweep, to be held April 22-24, 2022. Canal Clean Sweep is an annual clean-up event held across the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail.

  • A call for volunteers for the 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep

    Hudson Valley 360

    Volunteers are encouraged to register today, as groups across New York State prepare for the 17th Canal Clean Sweep, to be held April 22-24, 2022. Canal Clean Sweep is an annual clean-up event held across the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail.

  • Orleans county communities prepare annual Canal Clean Sweep

    The Daily News

    Groups across New York are preparing for the 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep, and Orleans County is no exception.

  • March, 2022

  • Whole Health Hero Protects New York’s Green Spaces and Promotes Health Statewide

    Times Union

    Parks & Trails New York has been awarded as a Whole Health Hero!

  • February, 2022

  • Hudson Valley Bike Tour Set to Launch in 2023

    News10 ABC--Albany

    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has been awarded funding to launch Empire State Trail Adventure: Cycle the Hudson Valley in 2023. The seven-day bike ride will be between Albany and New York City.

  • January, 2022

  • As cycling surges, push is on for better bike network amid some pushback from motorists

    Buffalo News

    “When we started advocating for trails 30 years ago, we were kind of out in the wilderness,” said Robin Dropkin, executive director of the statewide nonprofit group Parks & Trails New York.

  • Transportation advocacy groups call on state legislature to pass street safety bills

    NYN Media

    PTNY Executive Director, Robin Dropkin is quoted in this piece stating support for the Crash Victim Rights and Safety Act.