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  • Now Hiring

    Saratoga PLAN is hiring Program Assistants to provide support for development, outreach, communications, stewardship, conservation and education programs. There are two positions available: full-time (40 hours per week), and part-time (15-25 hours per week). These are paid on an hourly basis. For more information click here.

  • 2017 Spring Newsletter Published

    PLAN’s 2017 Spring Newsletter will be in the mail shortly, and it is now available online. Check out articles on the Palmertown Project, the 2017 Letterboxing Program and the new signage at the Hennig Preserve.

  • Letterboxing and Passport Program Launched for 2017

    Saratoga PLAN has kicked off the spring 2017 season with a fresh batch of passports and new additions to the popular Letterboxing and Passport Program. Thanks to the creative work of PLAN volunteer, Kim Dellis, PLAN now maintains updated letterbox clues at five additional PLAN Preserves and Partner Trails in Saratoga County, including the Spruce Mountain Trail, The Zim Smith Trail, Railroad Run Trail, The Saratoga Siege Trail, and the Round Lake Preserve. Check out the Explore pages for more information on these trails and preserves, including maps and directions.

     

  • National Walking Day

    The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day, and with a break between rainstorms it is a perfect day to get out on one of the great trails available in Saratoga County. Saratoga PLAN manages 10 public preserves with 24 miles of accessible trails.

  • 2016 Annual Report Published

    Saratoga PLAN is proud to announce the arrival of our 2016 Annual Report: A Changing Landscape. With the rapid growth and economic development in Saratoga County the need to “Preserve Land and Nature” is greater than ever, and Saratoga PLAN is up to the challenge. The 2016 Annual Report highlights the many initiatives PLAN completed in 2016, along with the capacity building steps that will support service needs in the future.

  • Saratoga County Ranked Healthiest in NY

    A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study on county health rankings lists Saratoga County as #1 in New York State. The study looks at many factors making for healthy communities, including access to exercise opportunities and healthy food, which are both focuses of Saratoga PLAN.

  • Spring Goats

    On Sunday, I pulled on my overalls and muck boots to head out to do chores on a sunny, yet chilly, morning.  I usually feed the horses first while the goats line the fence waiting patiently for their breakfast. I noticed that the herd leader, Shelby, was missing from the group. She is the leader, I assume, because she’s the largest of the herd, as she is an Alpine cross dairy goat. Shelby had an approximate due date of March 22. I had a pretty good idea of her due date because it generally takes 150 days for gestation to take place in a standard-size goat. Once I realized that Shelby was missing I knew there had to be goat kids born already or she was very close. Shelby doesn’t miss a meal, ever.

  • Smile for AmazonSmile

    Did you know that you can help support your favorite organization, Saratoga PLAN, by just shopping at AmazonSmile? You can use your existing Amazon account while enjoying the same selection and the same prices as always, with the added benefit that each purchase can generate a contribution to a selected charitable organization. To get started… Read More 

  • Now Hiring Conservation Director

    Saratoga PLAN is hiring a full-time Conservation Director to develop and implement PLAN’s Conservation Plan; to promote the vision and objectives of PLAN to stakeholders and the community at large; to supervise stewardship staff and land transaction service providers; and to help raise funds for planning, stewardship, acquisition, and educational programming. For a full job description click here.

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