Take a Stand for Parks on March 13

Each year, Parks & Trails New York and the Open Space Institute's Alliance for New York State Parks organize the annual Park Advocacy Day as a show of support for New York’s 215 state parks and historic sites. On March 13, park advocates and supporters from throughout the state will meet with policymakers and stress the importance of funding for state parks, particularly another round of Parks 2020 funding for capital needs at state parks and historic sites. They'll also be seeking continued funding for the Park and Trail Partnership Program, a new capacity-building grants program for grassroots Friends groups. Visits made as part of Park Advocacy Day will have a lasting impact on legislators as they make important decisions about parks and the New York State budget.

Participating in Park Advocacy Day is meaningful, fun, and most of all, easy! As a Park Advocacy Day participant, you will be assigned to a team with fellow state parks supporters who will join you in meetings with policymakers throughout the day. There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is required. If you love New York's great state parks and outdoor space, please consider joining us for our 2017 Park Advocacy Day on March 13. Registration is now open!