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“Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists?” And how can we change that?

That’s what Daniel Duane asks in his opinion piece in The New York Times last Sunday. Duane rightly points out that cyclists do not have adequate protections under traffic laws in the United States. Leah Shahum, executive director of the … Continue reading

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Bioblitz at I Love My Park Day

In addition to dozens of stewardship events, this year’s I Love My Park Day will include a bioblitz. This is possible thanks to collaboration with the talented scientists at the DEC’s New York Natural Heritage Program. A bioblitz is a … Continue reading

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I Love My Park Day Stories: Working under waterfalls

On Cinco de Mayo last year, I was lucky enough to help out at John Boyd Thacher and Thompson’s Lake State Parks (the state parks closest to my home in Albany) on the first-ever I Love My Park Day. These … Continue reading

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State Parks Receive some TLC

Two weeks ago, New York state leaders agreed to invest another $90 million in state parks and historic sites for 2013-2014 to begin tackling a backlog of infrastructure needs. Parks & Trails New York is pleased that the state recognizes … Continue reading

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One Month til I Love My Park Day

In just one month, volunteers from across the state will show their love for state parks on Saturday, May 4 for the second annual I Love My Park Day. It’s a great way to give back to the parks you … Continue reading

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