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Dear Friend,

With the days getting longer and the change to daylight savings time, it’s now possible to get in a walk or ride at the end of the day. 

Do you have a favorite nearby park or trail at which you like to spend time after work? Why not share your special place by posting a photo and story of it on our #NYTrailTales page.

And this spring consider giving back to your favorite park or trail by participating in one of our two volunteer events, Canal Clean Sweep and I Love My Park Day. You can also give back by speaking out for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is facing major obstacles in the federal budget.

Thank you!
 
Sincerely,


Robin Dropkin
Executive Director


 
Trail Advocates Unite around "Super Trail" Proposal

On March 2, advocates from across the state converged in Albany for Empire State Trail Day to demonstrate support for Governor Cuomo's proposal to build the longest trail in the United States.

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Spring (Cleaning) in the Air

Canal Clean Sweep, the annual spring cleaning of the NYS Canalway Trail System and the largest Earth Day celebration in the state, is shaping up to be a great event. Event and volunteer registration is open now. Register today!

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It's Time to Show Parks some Love!

I Love My Park Day, the annual statewide volunteer event, now in its 6th year, will feature more than 100 locations. Registration opens March 20th. 

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Help Protect Federal Funding for Special Outdoor Places

The Land Water Conservation Fund is facing major obstacles in the next federal budget and it needs our help. 

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NY Trail Tale Stories

What's your favorite memory or adventure on trails in NYS? What trail are you going to tackle next? Share your story and check out others' stories.

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Thank You Brookfield Renewable

We are grateful to our loyal partner Brookfield Renewable for sponsoring I love My Park Day and Cycle the Erie Canal for the ninth year in a row.

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Welcome Alison!

Alison Jenkins has joined the Parks & Trails New York team as the new Director of Parks Programs.

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WATCH:
Empire State Trail
Video highlighting 750-mile proposal.


 
READ:
Canalway Trail Times
Lots of great stories.


 
WINNER:
#NYTrailTales Raffle
A free copy of our Cycling the Erie Canal guidebook goes to . . .
 
Short Takes / Resources Calendar

Help improve NY's trails with the new DEC Trail Supporter Patch.

Visit Parks & Trails New York at the REI flagship store in NYC on Saturday, March 25 between noon and 5 PM to learn about the Erie Canalway Trail.

The Federal Highway Administration recently released a new resource intended to help small towns and rural communities support safe, accessible, comfortable and active travel for people of all ages and abilities. 

 

   March 13: Park Advocacy Day

   April 21-23: Canal Clean Sweep

   May 6: I Love My Park Day


   July 9 - 16:  Cycle the Erie Canal
 
         
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