September 29, 2011 —
NEW YORK STATE — Parks & Trails New York, a statewide parks and trails advocacy organization, is offering assistance to communities wishing to develop a new multi-use trail or increase usage of an existing trail as part of its Healthy Trails, Healthy People Program. Communities will receive help with technical issues, planning, public outreach, grant writing, fundraising, programming, organizational development and other activities critical to the long-term success of trail projects.
“Easily accessible, close-to-home, multi-use trails are a proven and significant way in which communities can provide no or low cost opportunities to increase their level of daily activity. Our goal is to work with communities to help them build the vision, constituencies and local support needed,” said Parks & Trails New York Executive Director Robin Dropkin.
Applications and information can be found on the Parks & Trails New York website, www.ptny.org , or by contacting Parks & Trails New York at 518/434-1583 or firstname.lastname@example.org . The application deadline is October 12. Applicants are encouraged to contact Parks & Trails New York to discuss their projects before the submission deadline.