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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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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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Local parks facing budget axe

As government budgets at all levels continue to shrink, parks are feeling the squeeze. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s proposed 2012 budget includes significant cuts to parks and recreation. The proposal calls for cutting the parks department by 5%, including … Continue reading

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Plan for NYC waterfront adds 50 acres of new parks

Plan to transform NYC waterfront adds 50 acres of new parks, expands dozens more and envisions the City’s waterways as blue highways for recreation and transportation. What’s not to like! http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/cwp/index.shtml

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Heckscher State Park Pool closing indefinitely

Pool at popular L.I. state park closed indefinitely due to disrepair. Just another drop in the bucket of the $1 billion backlog of park capital needs. Our parks need more resources – it’s time for a new dedicated funding stream … Continue reading

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Speak out! Join us for Park Advocacy Day March 22

Are you looking for a way to show your support for state parks? Join Parks & Trails New York, the Alliance for NYS Parks and park supporters from throughout the Empire State at our 5th annual Park Advocacy Day on … Continue reading

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You Gotta Have Friends newsletter

Read the latest issue of “You Gotta Have Friends,” Parks & Trails New York’s newsletter for Friends of the NYS Park System. Get it delivered to your inbox by subscribing today at http://www.ptny.org/enewsintro.shtml

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Not a happy New Year for nation’s state parks

Deepening budget crises and years of financial neglect have taken their toll on some of the country’s most treasured public spaces. Here in NYS our state parks have a $1 billion backlog of infrastructure needs, resulting in crumbling roads, deteriorating … Continue reading

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State Park Attendance Up But Park Budget Way Down, Are Park Closures Again On The Horizon?

Attendance at state parks is up 3.5 percent; 1.4 million more park visitors enjoyed the 178 parks and 35 historic sites that make up the State Park System this summer than last. However, the State Parks agency had to accommodate … Continue reading

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