Dear Jonathan,
Do you love New York’s parks and trails? 
Show your love this Valentine's Day by booking the dates for the Canal Clean Sweep on April 23/24 and I Love My Park Day on May 7. Give back to the outdoor places you use and love.
In the meantime, join us in Albany for Park Advocacy Day on February 29 and show your legislators that you love parks and the environment.
Thanks for loving parks and trails, and happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Parks & Trails New York.

Robin Dropkin
Executive Director

Speak Up for Parks and the Environment
Park Advocacy Day February 29
Advocacy Day 2015
Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget includes historic investments in state park infrastructure, environmental programs, and Friends organizations. But it isn’t a
done deal yet.Join us in Albany February 29 for Park Advocacy Day to help make sure these important investments are secured in the final state budget.

Pounding the Pavement in Albany

Last Tuesday, Parks & Trails New York and its New Yorkers for Active Transportation coalition partners
hit the halls of the Capitol, calling for more state funding
for biking and walking.

Clean SweepCelebrate Earth Day and Feel Good

Celebrate Earth Day by registering your event for the 11th annual Canal Clean Sweep, April 22-24.

Washington-HeadquartersDid Washington Sleep Here? 

To celebrate President's Day this year, we've compiled
a list of truly presidential New York State Parks and Historic Sites.

Nalgene on Tap

From the lab to the trail, Nalgene is the leader when it
comes to reusable water bottles. The Rochester-based
company will again be sponsoring our Cycle the
Erie Canal tour.

Bike ExposVisit Us at Upcoming Expos

Visit us March 5/6 at the Adirondack Sports Summer
Expo in Saratoga Springs and April 29/30 at Bike
Expo New York in New York City. 

Cycle the Erie Canal for $100

Do you want to support PTNY’s work along the Erie
Canalway Trail and ride our Cycle the Erie Canal tour
summer for only $100? Become a Cycle the Erie Canal

Book coversPTNY is History

With 30 years of experience under our belt, we're 
preserving our legacy for posterity by donating our
historic work to the SUNY Albany archives.

Twitter5,000 Getting Our Tweets. Sweet!

We now have 5,000 followers on Twitter. Join the conversation and start following us today. We're also on Facebook and Instagram.

Hats Off to Fran Gotcsik

Friends and colleagues gathered last month to
honor Fran Gotcsik's legacy of developing trails
throughout New York that people will be enjoying
far into the future. Although Fran is officially
retired she will be continuing her work with PTNY
as a consultant, hopefully, for many years to come. 

Short Takes / Resources
What's the latest news along the 
Erie Canal? View the latest edition of 
Canalway Trail Times

PTNY’s Laura DiBetta testified at the
Legislature’s Environmental Conservation 
budget hearing. Read or watch her
testimony (skip to the 7:38:30 mark –
it was a long day!).
The Preservation League is seeking
nominations for the 2016 Excellence in
Historic Preservation Awards.
Download a nomination form

Gov. Cuomo announced a conservation 
 that will preserve 800 acres
adjacent to Taconic State Park owned by
Edgar Masters and one of PTNY's trustees,
Deb Cohen.


February 24  EPF Advocacy Day

February 29 Park Advocacy Day

April 22-24 Canal Clean Sweep

May 7  I Love My Park Day

PTNY is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity
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