Monday, May 25, 2010 -- State Senate Democrat defeated legislation proposed by Senate Republicans that would have authorized $6 million to reopen parks and historic sites throughout the state. The bill was offered as an amendment to the budget extender legislation sent up by the Governor.
Grants aim to boost organizational capacityParks & Trails New York is offering a new round of Capacity Building Grants for park and trail groups in New York State. The grants, of up to $3,000, will strengthen not-for-profit organizations that are working to build and protect parks and trails in communities across the state --- helping to not only provide places for close-to-home, healthy physical activity but also generate additional tourist dollars to strengthen local economies. Parks & Trails New York's goal is to enable not-for-profits to better fulfill their missions; improve their reach, effectiveness, and impact; leverage more resources; and increase community support for and involvem