Monthly Archives: December 2010

Rails to Trails and Trails to Rails – Recycling and Re-purposing

Trails to Rails – how salvage of abandoned track for rail trails helps preserve and promote historic rail operations When a rail corridor is abandoned the last owner of the line usually salvages as much of the infrastructure as possible … Continue reading

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PTNY staff visits new Healthy Trails, Healthy People Community

In November, Parks & Trails New York awarded The Kingston Land Trust a Healthy Trails, Healthy People technical assistance grant.  The land trust is working on connecting existing rail trails outside the city to the Midtown area. Parks & Trails … Continue reading

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Masterplans released for two state parks

New York State Parks (OPRHP) has completed a Final Master Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park and Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve which are located in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties. Both of … Continue reading

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OPRHP publishes Final Statewide Trails Plan

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is pleased to announce the completion of the Final Statewide Trails Plan/FGEIS. The Plan provides existing information on trails in the state and lays out the overall vision, … Continue reading

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Winter Trails Day Coming January 8

Have you wanted to try out snowshoeing or cross-country skiing but not been sure how to do it? Then the 16th annual Winter Trails Day is your opportunity to get out there and discover the fun and rewards of these … Continue reading

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EPF grants available for urban forestry projects

Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) grants are now available to municipalities, public benefit corporations, public authorities, school districts and not-for-profit organizations that have a public ownership interest in the property or are acting on behalf of a public property owner. Communities … Continue reading

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Purchase could threaten proposed rail-trail in southern Adirondacks

The Friends of the Upper Hudson Rail Trail, Inc. emerged in early 2009 to encourage the development of a 29-mile rail trail from North Creek to Tahawus, NY.  Parks & Trails New York began assisting the Friends of the Upper Hudson Rail … Continue reading

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