Support for State Parks Funding Grows

Observation_Tower_View_0159Over the last three years, the state has invested nearly $270 million in restoring and reinvigorating our beautiful state parks and historic sites. This effort has created local jobs, enhanced community resiliency, expanded recreational opportunities and breathed new life into the state park system.

Support for sustaining this investment is strong and continues to grow. This fall, more than 70 organizations—from state park and historic site Friends groups and Audubon chapters to regional and statewide environmental groups—signed on to a letter to the Governor requesting another round of $90 million for infrastructure improvements at state parks and historic sites in order to maintain the state’s progress in addressing the nearly $1 billion capitol backlog. The letter also urges support for enhanced operations funding for the state parks agency in order make the most of the capital improvements. As partners in the protection and stewardship of state parks and historic sites, each organization’s name helps us keep the momentum going.

We thank all those who signed for showing their support for our park system.

You can help us keep the momentum going by joining PTNY and the Alliance for New York State Parks for the 9th Annual Park Advocacy Day in Albany on March 3. Learn more.

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