news & press archive: Apr 2017

  • PLAN Awarded Conservation Partnership Grant

    Saratoga PLAN was awarded a $75,000 Conservation Partnership Grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). In recognition of Earth Week, a weeklong celebration of New York’s commitment and accomplishments to protect our environment, DEC and the Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event at Winter Hill in Garrison in Putnam County. The Land Trust Alliance administers the Conservation Partnership Program in coordination with DEC. Read More 

  • 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. Read More 

  • 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. Read More 

  • Conservation Conversation Held in Malta

    Saratoga PLAN and the Town of Malta invited the public to a free public “Conservation Conversation” on April 13, 2017, in the Malta Community Center. More than 25 local landowners and concerned citizens attended the educational event lead by Maria Trabka, of Saratoga PLAN, Jaime O’Neill, Planner for Saratoga County, David Haight, Chair of the Town of Malta Farmland and Open Space Committee, Audrey Ball, Director of Parks, Recreation and Human Services for the Town of Malta, and Tony Tozi, Building and Planning Coordinator for the Town of Malta. Read More 

  • 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.   Read More 

  • 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. Read More