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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?
These special green spaces are so important to our physical and mental health. That’s why speaking out for them is a priority for PTNY year round, but especially in March when we traditionally hold our advocacy days.
Park Advocacy Day on March 4 was a great success, and we look forward to an equally productive Trails Advocacy Day on March 18. There’s still time to register for Trails Advocacy Day and let legislators know how important trails are to you.
You can give back to your favorite park or trail this spring in other ways, too. Consider participating in one or both of our volunteer events, Canal Clean Sweep and I Love My Park Day.
And what about giving back to yourself by registering for our cross-state bicycle tour, Cycle the Erie Canal, July 7-14. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience (although it’s so much fun many participants return year after year).

Here’s to spring!

Robin Dropkin
Executive Director
Join Us for Trails Advocacy Day March 18

Join us on March 18th in Albany to share your passion for trails with legislators. You can make a difference!

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Speaking out for Parks

Park supporters gathered in Albany on March 4 to meet with legislators and discuss the importance of New York’s state parks and historic sites.

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A New Vision for #518 Trails 

The recently-released Capital District Trails Plan provides ambitious goals for the regional trail network, and predicts big benefits for local trail users and the Capital region economy when achieved.

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Big Win for Conservation in Washington

The Land and Water Conservation Fund passed its final hurdle for permanent re-authorization in a landslide victory of 363-62 in the House of Representatives.

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Syracuse to Host International Trails Symposium

Join us and American Trails in Syracuse from April 28 to May 1 for the 24th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute.

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Spring Activities in NYS Parks

Celebrate the season of renewal by learning a new skill at a NYS Park. There are so many opportunities to challenge yourself and learn something new.

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    Short Takes / Resources

Join our team! Cycle the Erie Canal Assistant Bike Tour Director needed for 2019. Read the job description.

Funding is available for community-based “quick-action” projects related to housing, transportation, smart cities and public spaces via the AARP Community Challenge. 

$250 trail clean-up grants to outdoor and off-road organizations to aid with the costs associated with maintaining the land are available through Extreme Terrain's Clean Trails Initiative.  
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