Category Archives: Parks advocacy

Capital Region Sustainability Plan public meetings slated

The Capital Region Sustainability Plan, a coalition effort to craft a smart growth plan for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington Counties is part of the the Cleaner, Greener Communities program, a major environmental initiative announced by … 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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Show parks some love!

First-ever I Love My Park Day May 5 Show state parks and historic sites some love! I Love My Park Day is an exciting new statewide event to bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs. On Saturday, May … Continue reading

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Two opportunities to support NY’s parks and trails

The Governor’s budget proposal is good news for parks and trails. Now it’s up to the Legislature, and they need to hear from YOU. It’s important that legislators know their constituents support the Governor’s proposal and we have not one, … Continue reading

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Parks and the environment get boost from Governor

Gov. Cuomo’s executive budget released last month includes positive news for New York’s parks and the environment. The budget includes $89 million for infrastructure improvements at 48 state parks and historic sites as part of the New York Works fund. … 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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NY Parks To Welcome New Year With First Day Hikes

Originally published by North Country Gazette (link to original) The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will sponsor guided hikes in 16 state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day … Continue reading

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NY’s Economic Development Council releases CFA awards

Over $785 million has been awarded through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, continuing New York’s efforts to redesign the way state government works in order to drive economic growth and create jobs. As part of the Regional Council process, … Continue reading

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Take Action Today

Protect parks and trails from hydro-fracking 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 and is accepting comments on both until January 11. … Continue reading

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Join new park and historic site Friends discussion forum

Got questions? Get answers. State park and historic site Friends groups have great ideas to share. To help facilitate greater networking and communications among Friends groups, PTNY has started an online discussion forum. The discussion forum is an opportunity for … Continue reading

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