Monthly Archives: October 2012

Deadline Extended for National Trails Awards: Nov 30!

American Trails has extended the National Trails Awards deadline to give you additional time to finish your nomination(s)! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to recognize volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working to create a national system of trails … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed for Greene county tree planting

Join Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District and learn about watershed restoration while helping to improve your environment. Volunteer Tree Planting Ashland, New York Saturday Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 9am to 2pm Food and Drinks Provided Students seeking … Continue reading

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New York Times reports on state parks capital funding

New York’s state parks and historic sites were recently featured on the cover of the New York Times’ Metro section. The article reports on this year’s infusion of capital funding through the NY Works program to address critical infrastructure needs.  … Continue reading

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Bicycle tourism can be a boon to local economies

Schenectady Gazette editorial, Tuesday, October 9: Communities, such as St. Johnsville, Fort Plain, Minden, Palatine Bridge and Canajoharie, get to see see the economic impact of cycling each July, as more than 500 cyclists pass through on their 400-mile Canalway … Continue reading

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Major league changes to Queens park

Three separate proposals could mean big changes for Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Plans are currently being reviewed for a Major League Soccer stadium, the expansion of the U.S. Tennis Center, and a retail mall on a total of … Continue reading

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Hudson River Greenway Water Trail recognized

This fall, the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail became the first trail in the nation to receive the U.S. Dept of the Interior’s National Water Trail designation. The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail, a 256 mile Water Trail stretching from … Continue reading

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Tips for applying to Parks & Trails New York’s Growing the Grassroots grants

The Growing the Grassroots Grants are highly competitive. While we’d love to fund each and every request we receive, resources are limited and thus we must carefully rank and score each application. Here are a few tips to help you … Continue reading

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Check out the Partnership for Active Transportation

The Partnership for Active Transportation ( It’s a brand new effort that takes a radically different approach to advocacy by bringing in a broad range of new, powerful partners to the movement. By adding the voices of health interests, elected … Continue reading

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