Category Archives: Parks

Future of Letchworth’s historic Portageville Bridge hanging in the balance

Comments are being sought on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for replacement of the 1875 iconic Portageville Bridge which carries Norfolk Southern freight trains over the Genesee River within Letchworth State Park in western New York. The current weight … Continue reading

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Grants of $2,500 available for projects that increase outdoor activity

Merrell and Outdoor Nation have launched another round of “The Pack Project” Grants to increase participation in active outdoor recreation. In 2012, the program awarded $12,500 to 5 projects through their ambassador program called The Pack. An additional $12,500 is … 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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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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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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Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process

Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process Applications due July 16  The second round of funding for park, trail and greenway grants is now underway. Applications through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process are due July 16. Amongst … 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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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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New Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) available for historic resources

The Preservation League of New York State is offering Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) up to $3000 for not-for-profits and municipalities to fund professional studies that will aid the preservation of New York’s cultural and historic resources.  Prospective applicants MUST first … Continue reading

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