$450,000 Awarded to 21 Organizations
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) is excited to announce the third round of $450,000 in Park and Trail Partnership Program (PTPP) grants to 21 organizations dedicated to the stewardship and promotion of New York State parks, historic sites and public lands. This year, for the first time, Friends organizations associated with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation were also eligible for the grant program.
From unique community programming designed to bring more children and families to parks, to restoring buildings and building visitor kiosks, to hiring staff and developing marketing plans to increase visitation, the great diversity of projects funded will improve and enhance parks for all to enjoy. Grants were awarded statewide to Friends groups for projects such as: replacing a leaking roof on the Seneca Bark Longhouse for the Friends of Ganondagan and a STEM program on waterways and the Erie Canal for the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum.
The grants, funded through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), will be matched by almost $200,000 in private and local funding and will support projects to strengthen Friends groups and enhance public access and recreational opportunities at state parks and historic sites across New York. The grant program is administered by PTNY in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.