Author Archives: Laura DiBetta

Governor Asks New Yorkers to Pitch in for Parks this Saturday!

I Love My Park Day is just two days away, and yesterday Governor Cuomo invited all New Yorkers to volunteer at their favorite state park or historic site as part of PTNY’s inaugural event this Saturday, May 5th. The Governor himself … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Deadline today! Tell DEC to Protect Parks & Trails

Today is the final day to submit comments on DEC’s flawed plan for fracking in NY. While the proposal includes a ban on surface drilling in state-owned parks and trails, the proposed regulations do not go far enough to protect … Continue reading

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Breaking good news for parks!

Gov. Cuomo announced in his State of the State address improvements for 48 state parks and historic sites as part of a New York Works Fund and Task Force: The NY Works Fund and Task Force We have a great … Continue reading

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Funding for state parks on the horizon?

Kudos to Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders for heeding the call of PTNY and other advocates for more funding for state parks to reduce the $1.1 billion backlog in park capital needs. The proposed state infrastructure fund, part of the … Continue reading

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Fracking Comment Period Extended

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement along with Proposed High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations in September. Originally, comments were due Dec. 12, allowing the public only 90 days to review and comment … Continue reading

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