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New Year, New Opportunities for Advocacy

In January, the New York State legislature returns. Soon after PTNY will return to the halls of the Capitol to call for policies and funding that grow and protect New York’s great outdoor spaces. If you care about parks and trails, please join us for eith…
In January, the New York State legislature returns. Soon after PTNY will return to the halls of the Capitol to call for policies and funding that grow and protect New York’s great…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/01/new-year-new-opportunities-advocacy

Dr. Mower goes to Washington

PTNY Board Chair Dr. Judith C. Mower headed to Washington in December to talk to lawmakers about the Land and Water Conservation Fund. And boy, was she successful!
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is back -- and our own Board Chair, Dr. Judith C. Mower, helped make it happen! The budget bill passed by Congress on December 18, 20…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/01/dr-mower-goes-washington

Historic Commitment to Environment

​In advance of his State of the State address tomorrow, Governor Cuomo announced he will propose a fully-funded, $300 million Environmental Protection Fund, setting the stage for a state budget that provides the environment with huge wins.
In advance of his State of the State address tomorrow, Governor Cuomo announced he will propose a fully-funded, $300 million Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), setting the stage…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/01/historic-commitment-environment

Counting Heads on the Canalway Trail

For the 11th straight year, volunteers assisted the New York State Canal Corporation and Parks & Trails New York in conducting the Canalway Trail Count Survey. This year's count confirmed another busy year on the Canalway Trail, with locals and visitors a…
2015 marked the 11th annual trail count conducted by the New York State Canal Corporation and Parks & Trails New York. Trail counts are conducted with the help of local voluntee…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/01/counting-heads-canalway-trail

Winter Trail Running 101

What makes snowshoeing so appealing is that there are no special skill sets or expensive lessons. Snowshoes are a great way to experience a run on your favorite trail this winter.
What makes snowshoeing so appealing is that there are no special skill sets or expensive lessons involved. Snowshoes are a great way to experience a run on your favorite trail…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/01/winter-trail-running

Cycle the Erie Canal 2016 Registration Now Open

Rich history, scenery, and culture - and lots of cycling. There's no better time for an Erie Canalway Trail vacation. Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 18th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour.
Rich history, scenery, and culture - and lots of cycling. There's no better time for an Erie Canalway Trail vacation. Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 18th a…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/01/cycle-erie-canal-2016-registration-now-open