Monthly Archives: April 2012

Show Parks (and Trails) Some Love

Located in Ulster County, Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged, rocky terrain. The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood … Continue reading

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What’s best for a historic Adiriondack Transportation Corridor?

Adirondack history has been shaped by contention over how to manage the region’s resources. Maintaining this historical trend, contention over the use of a state-owned rail corridor between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake has led to another divide among residents. … Continue reading

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Tips and tools to help trails

On April 17 Context Sensitive Solutions website hosted a webinar on trail issues including policy, funding, accessibility, and streamlining methods to expedite project approval processes, to name a few. A recording of the webinar will be posted on the CSS … Continue reading

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Lewis County explores feasability to converting rail to trail

For the past several months, county officials have discussed buying the 10-mile Lowville and Beaver River Railroad line from Lowville to Croghan from the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern Railroad Corp. for $425,000; the county would then acquire the 17-mile Lowville … Continue reading

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Submit a National Trails Award Nomination Today!

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to nominate an outstanding person, project, or organization that has impacted the world of trails over the last two years. The National Trails Awards are one way American Trails recognizes the tremendous contributions of volunteers, … Continue reading

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Parks Getting Much-Needed TLC

Just last week, Governor Cuomo released the list of 48 state parks and historic sites that will receive an infusion of $89 million for infrastructure improvements. Parks will see upgrades to water and sewer systems, roads will be repaired, and … Continue reading

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Got Ideas? Your input on State Park plans sought

The public currently has two opportunities to contribute to state park master plans. The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (ORPHP) is engaged in an ongoing effort to create and update management plans for its parks and historic sites. The … Continue reading

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Federal LWCF Funding Update

As we reported last month, President Obama’s proposed FY 2013 budget shows his continued commitment to robust funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The President is requesting $450 million for the LWCF, a 30 percent increase over … Continue reading

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The Boom in Biking Benefits Everyone, Not Just Bicyclists

From an article last month in Shareable Cities: “For the past year powerful voices around Washington have singled out programs to improve biking and walking as flagrant examples of wasteful government spending. Since last summer, proposals have flown around the … Continue reading

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Show Parks Some Love

In just one month, volunteers from across the state will show their love for state parks on Saturday, May 5 for the first-ever I Love My Park Day. It’s a great way to give back to the parks you use … Continue reading

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