• January, 2017

  • New Report! You Gotta Have Friends

    Friends groups often accomplish Herculean tasks on shoestring budgets. Our new report summarizes the results of a census of the non-profit Friends organizations that support New York’s state parks and historic sites and demonstrates that these grassroots groups are poised to make an even greater contribution to the renaissance of the New York State park system....

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  • Parks and trails projects funded

    Many park and trail projects, as well as canal and historic preservation projects, were funded through the Regional Economic Development Councils initiative....

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  • Transitions

    It is with mixed feelings that we bid farewell to Laura DiBetta, PTNY’s Director of Parks and Government Relations for the last five years. Laura has been appointed Special Assistant to the Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner for Outdoor Recreation. ...

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  • Milestone for Recreational Trails Program

    In December trail advocates across the country celebrated a major milestone for the Recreational Trails Program, a federal funding program that has helped more than 400 projects in New York State since 1991....

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  • In memoriam: Jeannette Bamford

    Jeannette Bamford, a dedicated Parks & Trails New York trustee for many years, passed away on December 31. Jeannette was instrumental in the founding of the organization in 1985 and served as its first Chairperson....

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  • December, 2016

  • Do You Love a Challenge?

    Great news! Because PTNY’s Board of Directors believes so passionately in our work to protect, improve and advocate for parks and trails, they have issued a year-end challenge to all of our supporters: donate and the board will provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $30,000, through the end of the year!...

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  • Black Diamond Trail Opens

    With ski season around the corner, the completion of the first 8.5-mile section of the Black Diamond Trail near Ithaca is welcome news....

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  • Ring in 2017 with a Hike!

    On January 1, The Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation continues the tradition of offering family-friendly First Day Hikes at state parks and historic sites across the state....

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  • 19th annual Cycle the Erie Canal Tour kicks off July 9

    Explore 200 years of history in modern day style during the 19th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour this July. Read more....

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  • Action! Roll 'em!

    Campers and local residents can now enjoy films under the stars, thanks to a Park and Trail Partnership Program grant awarded to the Friends of Chenango Valley State Park in the Southern Tier....

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