Press Releases

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  • March, 2015

  • NEW REPORT CITES ADDITIONAL PROGRESS in “CLOSING THE GAPS” IN ERIE CANALWAY TRAIL

    Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the Canalway Trails Association New York (CTANY) have released their fifth annual report, Closing the Gaps: A Progress Report on the Erie Canalway Trail 2014. The report is intended to update canal corridor communities and national, state, and local decision makers on recent progress and current trail status as well as underscore the need for the resources and political support to ensure the 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail is quickly finished.

  • New Yorkers Call on Legistators to Continue Revitalization of State Parks System

    More than 30 grassroots groups travel to Albany to support state parks - —New Yorkers from across the state are coming together at the State Capitol on March 3 for the 9th annual Park Advocacy Day to urge policymakers to protect and preserve New York’s state parks. Representatives from more than 30 park Friends groups, environmental organizations, local parks, and educational organizations will make the case for state park funding. The event comes on the heels of the unveiling of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s seven-point framework to realize NY Parks 2020, a multi-year commitment to transform state parks and invest $900 million through 2020.

  • Parks and Trails New York Seeks Nominations for 2015 Parks & Trails Hero Awards

    Parks & Trails New York, a statewide parks and trails advocacy organization, is seeking nominations for its 2015 Park & Trail Hero Awards. The awards recognize the leadership, creativity, and donation of time, talent, and materials behind many of New York’s parks and trails.

  • January, 2015

  • Parks & Trails New York Awards Grants to Strenghten Grassroots Park and Trail Groups

    The statewide advocacy group Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) today awarded almost $16,000 in Growing the Grassroots capacity building grants to seven 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. The awards are supported, in part, by the visionary philanthropist, Merryl H. Tisch

  • October, 2014

  • Bicyclists Bring Business Roundtable and Bike-a-round in Tonawanda October 14 and 15

    Two events aimed at helping Canalway Trail communities take advantage of the growing bicycle tourist market will be held in the Cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda on October 14 and 15. An evening Bicyclists Bring Business roundtable is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the City of Tonawanda’s, Niawanda Park Pavilion, 600 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150. The roundtable will focus on how to attract and profit from the area’s growing number of bicycle tourists. There will also be time to network with business people and tourism professionals from other communities and enjoy some light refreshments.

  • September, 2014

  • PARK(ing) Day Coming to Albany on September 19, 2014

    On Friday, September 19, 2014 parking spaces throughout Albany will be taken over and temporarily transformed for a variety of public uses. The event is part of PARK(ing) Day, an annual, worldwide event where artists, activists, and citizens independently, yet simultaneously, turn metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces—that is, temporary public parks and other space for people to enjoy.

  • July, 2014

  • 500 Cyclists make 400-mile cross-state bicycle trip to experience Upstate New York

    On July 13, more than 500 cyclists will leave their cars behind as they pedal along the historic Erie Canalway Trail from Buffalo to Albany on the 16th annual 400-mile Cycling the Erie Canal tour, organized by the statewide nonprofit Parks & Trails New York.

  • 16th annual Cycling the Erie Canal tour starts in Buffalo on July 13—

    On July 13, more than 500 cyclists will leave their cars behind as they pedal along the historic Erie Canalway Trail from Buffalo to Albany on the 16th annual 400-mile Cycling the Erie Canal tour, organized by the statewide nonprofit Parks & Trails New York.

  • New Report Touts Economic Importance of Erie Canalway Trail

    Parks & Trails New York (PTNY), the state’s leading not-for-profit park and trail advocacy organization, today announced the release of its new report, The Economic Impact of the Erie Canalway Trail: An Assessment and User Profile of New York’s Longest Multi-use Trail.

  • More than 100 cyclists take six-day tour through Hudson Valley —10th anniversary Cycling the Hudson Valley starts July 28 in Hudson—

    Over 100 bicyclists from 15 states and Canada are participating in the 10thth anniversary Cycling the Hudson Valley event, organized by Parks & Trails New York, a statewide not-for-profit organization. The 200-mile bicycle tour ends on Sunday, August 3 in New York City.