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Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour
July 12-19, 2015

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You don't have to be part of our Cycle the Erie Canal tour to show your enthusiasm for the Erie Canalway Trail. The 2015 jerseys are made in the United States and feature a three-fourths hidden zipper, three rear pockets, and sun protection with a UPF rating of 28+. 

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Arthur Savage Internship
Resume submission deadline is August 1st

To honor the life and legacy of one of New York State’s most influential environmentalists, Parks & Trails New York is establishing the Arthur V. Savage Internship Program. Send resume to careers@ptny.org

This Program provides an opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates with degrees in environmental studies to work in Albany with the PTNY staff to:

  • Shape environmentally intelligent policies
  • Organize grassroots constituents
  • Provide stewardship for parks and other outdoor recreational facilities

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PTNY NEWS

June 12, 2015
Moving backwards

These are things that make our communities better places—sidewalks, bike lanes, and multi-use trails, said PTNY Project Director Jamie Meerdink, in this article on attempts to block federal funding for active transportation projects.

June 12, 2015
Erie Bike Tour attracts those who want leisurely ride

Long-time Cycle the Erie Canal tour volunteer is focus of this article on the ride, now in its 17th year.

June 12, 2015
Ithaca landscape architect honored as park and trail hero

Ithaca landscape architect Rick Manning was one of eight park and trail heroes honored by Parks & Trails New York at an Albany reception.

May 18, 2015
Celebrate bike month on Erie Canalway Trail
What better way to celebrate bike month than a ride on the Erie Canalway Trail.

May 4, 2015
Thousands help clean state parks and historic sites
Watch a news clip about a great I Love My Park Day event in western New York.

April 28, 2015
10th Annual Canal Clean Sweep a success

Over 100 events and thousands of volunteer hours helped make this year’s Canal Clean Sweep a huge success. These articles highlighting events in North Tonawanda and Medina demonstrate how Canal Clean Sweep brings community groups together to spruce up the parks and trails along the Canal for Earth Day.

April 7, 2015
Celebrate Long Island’s parks on I Love My Park Day 

A recent feature on LongIsland.com lists the eighteen parks across Long Island holding volunteer events as part of the fourth annual I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 2nd.

March 28, 2015
A milestone on Erie Canal trail

An Albany Times Union article highlights recent progress made in Closing the Gaps along the Erie Canalway Trail, citing PTNY’s fifth annual Closing the Gaps report. The report unveiled that 281 miles of the 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail — 78 percent — are now open to the public between Albany and Buffalo.

March 24, 2015
Parks investment a small price for benefit
Read our letter to the editor explaining why parks, like schools and libraries, are essential community resources and an integral part of the state’s infrastructure.

 

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