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Park(ing) Day Fun

PTNY took over two prime parking spaces in Albany in September, turning them into a campground and trail as part of the annual world event.
Parking spaces throughout Albany were taken over and temporarily transformed into public spaces on September 18. The event was part of PARK(ing) Day, an annual, worldwide event a…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2015/10/parking-day-fun

A Warm Welcome

We are pleased to welcome Meegan Finnegan as our new Director of Development.
Meegan Finnegan joined PTNY in September, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in marketing, development and communications. Previously, she was the Membership Direc…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2015/10/warm-welcome-our-new-director-development

Support Bicycling and Walking Nationwide

New Federal Transportation legislation cleared an important legislative hurdle in late October. Your help is needed in paving the way for the bill's next destination, a floor vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in November.
Tell your U.S. Representative to maintain funding for active transportation & defeat negative amendments On Thursday, October 22, the House Transportation Committee completed its m…… http://ptny.org/get-involved/take-action/2015/11/federal-transportation-bill-and-running-house

Close the Gaps Ride

​Cyclists recently called on Governor Cuomo to fund completion of the statewide Erie Canalway Trail as part of the first Close the Gaps ride hosted by Parks & Trails New York and Bike Barn Cycling and Fitness.
Cyclists recently called on Governor Cuomo to fund completion of the statewide Erie Canalway Trail as part of the first Close the Gaps ride hosted by Parks & Trails New York and B…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2015/10/close-gaps

Help #SaveLWCF

Congress let America’s most successful conservation program—the Land and Water Conservation Fund—expire in September. We’ve all benefited from the LWCF. Let’s make sure the next generation of New Yorkers can say the same. Join our Campaign to #SaveLWCF.
On September 30, Congress broke its promise to the American people by allowing our nation’s most successful conservation program to expire. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (L…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2015/10/join-our-campaign-savelwcf

Grants Deadline Approaching

The deadline is fast approaching for Parks & Trails New York's brand new Park and Trail Partnership Program grants. Submit your proposal by December 4 to be in the running!
The deadline for Park and Trail Partnership Program grants -- December 4, 2015 -- is only one month away. Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the NYS Office of Parks, Preservatio…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2015/10/grants-program-deadline-approaching

Another Potential Adirondack Rail-Trail

The Adirondack Recreational Trail proposed between Lake Placid and Remsen (Old Forge) is not the only game in town with it comes to rail-trails in the Adirondacks. The future of another rail corridor, which follows the Hudson, Boreas and Opalescent Rivers…
Parks & Trails New York began working with the Friends of the Upper Hudson Rail Trail to convert all or some of the 90-mile rail corridor between Saratoga Springs and Tahawus into…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2015/10/Another-Potential-Adirondack-Rail-Trail

Friends Get Together

Throughout October, Friends of State Parks and Historic Sites gathered to share ideas, tips, and some fall fun. PTNY partnered with NYS Parks to host five regional Friends meetings, from Letchworth to Long Island.
Throughout October, Friends of New York State's State Parks and Historic Sites gathered to share ideas, tips, and some fall fun. PTNY partnered with NYS Parks to host five Friends…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2015/11/friends-get-together