• July, 2015

  • Parks for Sale

    Financially strapped local governments across New York State too often see selling parkland for development as a way to make a quick buck....

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  • PTNY in the Field

    We've been busy over the past two months presenting at and attending conferences and tabling at events throughout New York State....

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  • Love parks and trails? Love to fundraise?

    We're seeking a dynamic, goal-oriented candidate for the position of Development Director who enjoys the challenge of working on a variety of fundraising programs....

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  • From Couch to Camillus

    So, you're thinking of heading out for a ride on the Erie Canalway Trail this summer. Maybe a day trip to a trail-side museum or Canal community? Or even a multi-day Buffalo to Albany adventure. Here's what you need to know.......

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  • June, 2015

  • Arthur V. Savage Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

    The Arthur V. Savage Internship Program, now into its third year, offers an opportunity to work in Albany with the Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) staff to shape environmentally intelligent policies, organize grassroots constituents and provide stewardship for parks, trails, and other outdoor recreational facilities. The program provides interns with valuable insight and first-hand...

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  • Volunteers Needed

    The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is updating the Statewide Trails Plan for 2015 and is looking for volunteers to help conduct trail user surveys and counts....

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  • Spa snip

    PTNY Executive Director Robin Dropkin ushered in National Trails Day by helping to cut the ribbon on a new multi-use trail in Saratoga Spa State Park....

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  • Hyde Hall welcomes PTNY board and staff

    One of our exceptional state historic sites provided the setting for the conclusion of a productive two-day PTNY board retreat in Cooperstown....

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  • PTNY grant provides 19th century Springside estate with 21st century website

    The Springside Historic Restoration group used a PTNY Growing the Grassroots grant to strengthen its organization and take its restoration efforts to the next level....

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  • 2015 Park & Trail Heroes Honored

    On June 10, Parks & Trails New York hosted its 2015 Park & Trail Hero Awards reception to recognize the leadership, creativity, and donation of time, talent, and materials behind many of New York’s parks and trails. This year, PTNY honored eight heroes in four award categories: Public Leadership, Volunteer Service, Get Outdoors, and Outside the Box. The honorees consisted of public officials, volunteers, and park and trail boosters....

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