Issues: State Parks

West Seneca Family Health & Safety Fair

Free Admission

Blood Donations

Free Services and Screenings from the following providers or vendors:

 

Alzheimer’s Association of WNY

Bakery Victory Dental Center

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Boy scouts of America

Cancer Services of Erie County

CERT

Curves of West Seneca

D’Youville -

ECC – Nursing School

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

Elder Care Solutions

Girl scouts of WNY

April 25, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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4th Annual 'I Love My Park Day' set for Saturday, May 2nd ~ Online volunteer registration process underway ~ Events being held at numerous regional parks and trails

Elmira, N.Y., March 25 —State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), the new chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, reminded area residents today that the online volunteer registration process is underway for the 4th Annual “I Love My Park Day” on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at state parks and historic sites across New York, including events at several regional sites. 

March 25, 2015
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Let's make Watkins Glen State Park the 'Best State Park in America' ~ Vote now in USA Today's 2015 Reader's Choice Award Contest ~ Help put the Finger Lakes region on the national map once again!

Watkins Glen State Park has been selected as one of 20 finalists in the USA Today 2015 Reader's Choice Award contest for the Best State Park in the United States.

This year's finalists have been chosen from among 6,000 state parks across America.

The online voting contest is running until Monday, March 30, 2015.

You can vote once a day, every day, on every Internet-capable device that you have.

March 9, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Room 124 CAP

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME DATE AND LOCATION OF COMMITTEE MEETING

March 3, 11:00 AM - 11:09 AM
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation  Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair  9:00 AM, Thursday , February 26, 2015  Room 309 LOB

February 26, 9:04 AM - 9:26 AM
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Wallenda monument dedicated in Niagara Falls

A number of government officials, contractors, friends, and family gathered on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park today to help Nik Wallenda unveil a new monument commemorating his June 2012 high wire walk across Niagara Falls.  The site of the monument is near the spot where Nik stepped off on his famous journey that captured the international media spotlight.

July 8, 2014
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Albany Times Union Agrees with Sen. Krueger on ATV Bill

The editorial board of the Albany Times Union agreed with Sen. Krueger and recommended that legislation to increase the allowable size of recreational ATVs to 1,500 pounds be put on hold. The editorial was reprinted in at least two other upstate papers, the Times Herald-Record (Hudson Valley) and the Recorder (Montgomery County).

June 24, 2014
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Legislators oppose planned police building at Niagara River Gorge

State Sen. George Maziarz (R,C,I-Newfane) and Assemblyman John Ceretto (R,C,I-Lewiston) today sent a letter to the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation asking the agency to reconsider a plan to place a new, 7,000 square foot Parks Police Station on the Niagara River Gorge. Maziarz and Ceretto said that the station would detract from the natural beauty of the Niagara River Gorge and that there are alternative sights that the city of Niagara Falls has suggested to the Parks Department for the police station.

June 13, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation  Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair  9:00 AM, Thursday, May 29, 2014  Room 309 LOB

May 29, 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Elizabeth O. Little, Chair 9:00 AM, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Room 309 LOB

April 30, 9:00 AM - 9:08 AM
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SENATOR VALESKY HAILS PASSAGE OF FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME STATE BUDGET

ALBANY, NY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today lauded the passage of the state’s fourth and historic consecutive on-time budget. This has not been accomplished with the same Governor and legislative leaders in more than 40 years.

April 1, 2014
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SENATE PASSES GALLIVAN BILL TO ELIMINATE “BACK TAG” REQUIREMENT FOR NEW YORK HUNTERS

Senator Also Applauds Governor For Supporting Crossbow Legalization

February 4, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and RecreationSenator Elizabeth O'C. Little, ChairTuesday, February 4, 2014332 CAP

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TIME AND LOCATION OF THIS MEETING

THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION

February 4, 4:10 PM - 4:14 PM
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Niagara Falls State Park is looking better and better

Senator George Maziarz today joined the Cuomo administration in announcing the completion of Phase 1 of the restoration of Prospect Point, which is one of the most popular areas of Niagara Falls State Park. The ribbon cutting took place at the same time that ground was broken for Phase 2 of the restoration project. 

 

November 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF NEW OCEAN PARKWAY SHARED-USE PATH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has started construction on the new Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway, a 3.6 mile shared-use path (SUP) between Jones Beach State Park and Tobay Beach. The $3.8 million project will provide vital links for bicyclists and pedestrians between the widely utilized Wantagh Shared Use Path, Jones Beach, and Tobay Beach. 

October 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO & PGA IN ANNOUNCING PGA CHAMPIONSHIP & RYDER CUP COMING TO BETHPAGE STATE PARK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with Governor Andrew Cuomo and PGA officials at Bethpage State Park to announce that the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup will be played at Bethpage State Park's Black Course. 

     The PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup are two of golf’s most premier tournaments. Each one attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the world and provides a significant economic boost to the communities that host them.

September 18, 2013
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Seward Helps Historic Hyde Hall Face The Future

COOPERSTOWN, 09/06/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that a $250,000 legislative grant he secured will assist with restoration and preservation at Hyde Hall in Cooperstown. 

September 6, 2013
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Senator Carlucci Hosts 3rd Annual Hike with Your Senator

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today invited residents to join him on an outdoor expedition as he hosts his 3rd Annual "Hike with Your Senator."   The event is designed to showcase Rockland County's sprawling mountains and scenic landscapes, providing outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to explore hidden hiking trails located within our state parks.

September 3, 2013
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Roberto Clemente State Park

(Bronx, NY) – Senator José M. Serrano joined elected officials and community members  to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roberto Clemente State Park, named in honor of the legacy of Roberto Clemente.

August 19, 2013
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