You Gotta Have Friends: Volunteer Profile

According to Kevin Gallineau, Vice President of the Friends of Allegany State Park, what makes Allegany special is its people. Kevin’s leadership and dedication to enhancing the park certainly prove that theory. “I can speak to strangers I meet at the park and share my experiences and listen to theirs,” says Kevin. “By the end…

In Memoriam: Bill Bylewski

PTNY is sad to share the news of the passing of a devoted park Friends group leader. Bill Bylewski was a founding member of Friends of Gantry Neighborhood Parks and devoted countless hours as a volunteer gardener and community leader to maintaining Gantry Plaza State Park’s beauty. The Friends of Gantry was formed in 1998…

Volunteers Needed

New York State Parks seeks volunteers to assist in Trail User Survey and Counts The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is updating the Statewide Trails Plan (SWTP) for 2015. The Statewide Trails Plan provides the overall vision, goals and objectives for the creation of a statewide trails system. Collecting…

Know a park trail hero?

  Behind every successful park or trail project there are dedicated individuals and organizations that rarely receive the recognition they so richly deserve. It’s time to honor their efforts with one of PTNY’s 2015 Park & Trail Hero Awards.  Award categories include: Public Leadership Volunteer Service Corporate Partnership Get Outside Award Outside the Box To…