Our human world has been turned upside down during the last few months, but out in nature things are progressing as usual. The skunk cabbage poked its way up through the snow in March, the bluebirds started staking out their territories in April, and now, in May, the spring ephemerals are blooming in the woodlands.
It’s nice to know the world keeps spinning despite human trials and tribulations.
One thing we’ve discovered during the COVID-19 crisis is that parks, trails and nature are essential to our mental and physical well-being. They are our lifelines. This is evident from the swelling number of visitors to green spaces. Parking lots at state parks are full before noon. Trailheads are busy all hours of the day.
Parks & Trails New York has been leading the fight to protect and expand these treasured outdoor places for 35 years. But we can’t do it alone.
Our members are the lifeblood of our organization. When we work together, we can accomplish amazing things.
Be safe, be well and enjoy spring!
TRAILSBLOG: Exploring Brooklyn’s Past, Present and Future on the Greenway
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Three Favorite Things about our Members
We want to take this opportunity to highlight a group of people we truly appreciate-—our members.
Planning for the Next Generation of Greenway Trails
100+ miles of greenway trails were created from the 2010 State Trails Plan. A new Greenways Plan is underway. Weigh in on the discussion - take the survey.
What's in a Name?
You may know Robert G. Wehle State Park, but do you know who Robert G. Wehle was?
Shaina Hogan joins Parks & Trails New York as our new Parks Program Coordinator