Daily Archives: January 19, 2011

$2M in Recreational Trails Program grants awarded

Trail development in New York State received a significant boost with the recent award of more than $2 million in Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants for 18 trail projects.  A few highlights: three trail construction projects on the 90-mile Genesee … Continue reading

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Communities receive grants for park and trail projects

Late in 2010 the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation released a list of more than 60 projects in 35 counties that have been awarded grants ranging from just over $13,000 up to $400,000 from the state’s Environmental … Continue reading

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Betty Little to head Senate parks committee

State Senator Betty Little (R-Queensbury), will chair the Senate’s Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee this year. a committee she has served on since being elected to the Senate.  Little is serving her fourth Senate term representing six North Country … Continue reading

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Contact the Governor today to keep all parks open

Governor Cuomo will deliver his first Executive Budget February 1.  As he puts together his budget, please contact the Governor to let him know that parks are important to you and your community.  It  is critical that he hear from … Continue reading

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Death by 1,000 cuts: three western NY parks, Mohawk Valley historic site on chopping block

The steady decline in the state parks budget, mandated layoffs, and early retirements mean that three western New York parks are on the chopping block:  Knox Farm in East Aurora, Woodlawn Beach in Hamburg, and Joseph Davis in Lewiston. Herkimer Home … Continue reading

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