• June, 2015

  • Volunteers Needed

    The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is updating the Statewide Trails Plan for 2015 and is looking for volunteers to help conduct trail user surveys and counts....

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  • Spa snip

    PTNY Executive Director Robin Dropkin ushered in National Trails Day by helping to cut the ribbon on a new multi-use trail in Saratoga Spa State Park....

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  • Hyde Hall welcomes PTNY board and staff

    One of our exceptional state historic sites provided the setting for the conclusion of a productive two-day PTNY board retreat in Cooperstown....

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  • PTNY grant provides 19th century Springside estate with 21st century website

    The Springside Historic Restoration group used a PTNY Growing the Grassroots grant to strengthen its organization and take its restoration efforts to the next level....

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  • 2015 Park & Trail Heroes Honored

    On June 10, Parks & Trails New York hosted its 2015 Park & Trail Hero Awards reception to recognize the leadership, creativity, and donation of time, talent, and materials behind many of New York’s parks and trails. This year, PTNY honored eight heroes in four award categories: Public Leadership, Volunteer Service, Get Outdoors, and Outside the Box. The honorees consisted of public officials, volunteers, and park and trail boosters....

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  • Report Shines Light on Park Alienation

    Whether your favorite park is out in the countryside or just down the block, it’s comforting to know that it will always be there for you and yours to enjoy. Comforting – but not necessarily true. Park lands can be lost or carved up for other uses, like cell towers or municipal garages. It’s called...

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  • May, 2015

  • State funding available for park and trail projects

    Park and trail projects may be eligible for funding under several categories in the new round of Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) grants available through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). ...

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  • Awards presented for Governors Island collaboration

    On April 21, PTNY presented its George W. Perkins Award to The Trust for Governors Island, Governors Island National Monument, and Governors Island Alliance for their work in transforming the former military base into a beautiful public green space....

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  • Canal Clean Sweep: a decade of giving back

    Volunteers wore smiles and commemorative 10th anniversary Canal Clean Sweep t-shirts as they took to rake and shovel on canal and trail sections across the state. ...

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  • Record number of volunteers show parks love

    Thanks to the more than 6,000 volunteers who pitched in on May 2, PTNY's fourth annual I Love My Park Day was a huge success. With your help, we accomplished so much....

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