The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) will hold the third annual Women’s Fishing Expo at Connetquot River State Park Preserve on Saturday, September 17th, from 10 am to 2 pm. [Read more…] about Third Annual Women’s Fishing Expo Sept 17th
The state’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the launch of the 2022 Outdoor Photo Contest to highlight the best of New York’s natural beauty and special destinations among New York’s state campgrounds and parklands.
The online contest runs for four months – through mid-October – with the winning images to be featured in statewide digital and print campaigns. [Read more…] about New York State Announces Outdoor Photo Contest
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation are launching new trainings to help prevent domestic and sexual violence at the hundreds of parks, campgrounds, day use areas, trails, boat launches, and other public outdoor spaces operated across New York.
The State’s seasonal hiring is underway and experts led by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) are training many of the public-facing staff as part of Governor Kathy Hochul’s initiative launched last year to help domestic and sexual violence victims and survivors, with the goal of providing resources, access to safety and support to save lives. [Read more…] about Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention Training Hopes To Make Recreational Areas Safer
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is developing a Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (MP/EIS) for Clermont State Historic Site, located in the Town of Germantown, Columbia County.
Interested parties will have the opportunity to contribute to the master planning process during an online public workshop to be held Thursday, May 12th, at 5:30 pm. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Clermont State Historic Site Management Plan
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has announced that registration is now open for the 11th annual I Love My Park Day, which will be held on Saturday, May 7th, at state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York.
This statewide event is a volunteer initiative to enhance parks, historic sites and public lands and raise awareness and visibility to the state outdoor recreation assets and their needs. [Read more…] about 11th Annual ‘I Love My Park’ Day On Saturday, May 7th
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in collaboration with the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), are hosting a two-part webinar series on integrating inclusivity, accessibility and sustainability in providing access to state lands. [Read more…] about Public Forums on Outdoors Inclusivity, Accessibility, and Sustainability Planned
First proposed by Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell and State Senator Jose M. Serrano, the online registry was established to honor and promote New York businesses that have been in operation for at least 50 years and have contributed to their communities’ history. The first round of designations includes 100 businesses across the state. [Read more…] about State Launches Historic Business Preservation Registry
Sterling Forest State Park in Orange County, NY is growing by an additional 130 acres that includes a portion of the former Greenwood Forest Farms, the first resort in New York State incorporated by and for Black families.
Between its founding in 1919 and through the 1960s, a portion of this property was Greenwood Forest Farms, which was founded by a group of prominent Black families and civic leaders from New York City, the resort became a haven for cultural and civil rights leaders from Harlem and Brooklyn, including writer Langston Hughes. Some descendants of the original pioneers now live in the neighborhood year-round. [Read more…] about Sterling Forest State Park Expands With Purchase of Historic Black Resort
Governor Hochul has announced that a new State Park to open to the public later this spring in Kingston, Ulster County, NY will be named for 19th century African American abolitionist and suffragist Sojourner Truth.
Covering more than 500 acres and a mile of Hudson River shoreline, this park was once an industrial site for production of cement, quarry stone, and ice harvesting. Sojourner Truth State Park will be first new State Park since 2019. [Read more…] about New Sojourner Truth State Park in Kingston Opening This Spring
Overnight reservations at campgrounds operated by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) climbed to record highs this year.
Over the last decade, as improvements were being made statewide under the NY Parks 2020 capital program, total overnight stays at State Parks campgrounds have risen nearly 45 percent. [Read more…] about State Campgrounds Set Attendance Record for 2021