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Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart.
                                                                               - Elizabeth Andrew

Dear Friend,

If you have the heart, we have the volunteer opportunities.

PTNY is spearheading two statewide volunteer events this spring: Canal Clean Sweep, April 22-24, and I Love My Park Day, May 7. 

Please join us! You’ll feel great knowing you’ve helped to beautify and improve the treasured outdoor places you use and enjoy all year long.

See you at a park or trail this spring,

Robin Dropkin
Executive Director
Eternal-Sunshine-MindTwo Ways to Give Back

It’s the perfect season to get outdoors and do some spring cleaning. Two annual events coming up give you and your family and friends a chance to pitch in for New York’s parks and trails.

Eternal-Sunshine-MindParks and Environment Win Big in State Budget

State lawmakers squeaked out an on-time budget that includes historic investments in state parks infrastructure, environmental programs, and grassroots Friends organizations. Get the run down on what it means for New York's parks and trails.

Eternal-Sunshine-MindPop Quiz! How Well Do You Know Your State Parks

Think you know all there is to know about New York's state parks and historic sites? Take this quiz to test your knowledge!

Eternal-Sunshine-MindWin a Stay in an Historic Park Hotel

While a visit to a state park might inspire visions of tents and campfires, three parks offer more substantial accommodations that also provide a unique historical perspective. PTNY is excited to celebrate these historic park hotels with a special offer.

eBikes on the Move 

PTNY is supporting efforts to allow low speed electric-assisted bicycles, or "eBikes," to be used on New York's roads and trails. eBikes provide supplementary power for climbing hills or tackling longer rides so more folks can enjoy cycling.

Eternal-Sunshine-MindSee Us in the Conservationist

Read our story in the Conservationist, New York's premier outdoor magazine published by the NYS Department of Conservation, about the 5th annual I Love My Park Day.

Eternal-Sunshine-MindThinking Bigger

Parks & Trails New York staff gathered with fellow organizations from across the Northeast to consider what the future holds for local trails and regional and even inter-state trail networks.

BeerPour a Pint for PTNY

PTNY is teaming up with legendary Albany brewer Bill Newman and Davidson's Brothers brewpub in Glens Falls for a night of "Trails 'N Ales."

I Love My Park DayWe Couldn't Do It Without . . .

We are grateful to our all of our event sponsors. Their support for I Love My Park Day, Cycle the Erie Canal and Canal Clean Sweep inspires thousands of New Yorkers to care for and appreciate our state's beautiful parks and outdoor places.

Short Takes / Resources Calendar
Tri-State Transportation Campaign report: New York’s Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians

Five percent increase in state park attendance

Rochester’s Conkey Cruisers in Washington

New report cards: states' support for walking and walkable communities

April 20  Cycle the Erie Canal meetup at Broadway Bicycles, Albany

April 22-24  Canal Clean Sweep

April 29-30  Visit the Cycle the Erie Canal booth at Bike Expo NY 

May 7  I Love My Park Day

May 11 Trails 'n Ales fundraiser for PTNY at Davidson Brothers Brewing Co., Glens Falls.

July 10-17  Cycle the Erie Canal Tour

September 24  Bike Your Park Day
PTNY is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity
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