news & press archive: May 2017

  • Tails on Trails Photo Contest

    Saratoga PLAN is hosting a Tails on Trails Photo Contest for the month of June to spread awareness of all the great places in Saratoga County you and your furry companion can go and enjoy the outdoors. One lucky winner will earn some free merch from Saratoga PLAN and some awesome goodies for you and your pet, courtesy of Bella & Lindy, Saratoga’s Pet Boutique located in Saratoga Springs, New York. No purchase is necessary. To enter, submit a photo of your pet on one of your favorite trails in Saratoga County to Please include the name of your pet and the location. Entries must be received by June 30, 2017 to qualify. Saratoga PLAN Staff will pick the winner. Read More 

  • Saratoga PLAN Releases Updated Countywide Trails Dataset

    Saratoga PLAN has released the latest updated countywide trails dataset, and the information is publicly available. Saratoga County boasts over 280 miles of recreation trails – with new trails added or improved each season. Saratoga PLAN is the keeper of a countywide trails dataset, which was originally compiled in 2011 and was updated during 2016-2017. The updates were made possible due to a network of tireless volunteers, important partners, and two skilled interns, Amy Marshall and Abigail Larkin. Read More 

  • Saratoga County Partners in Conservation

    On May 1, 2017, at the Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center, graduate students in The State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany) 2017 Graduate Planning Studio class delivered their final presentation on conservation and recreation analysis of the Palmertown Conservation Area before an audience of state park officials, horseback riders, mountain bikers, birders, hikers, volunteers, and conservation and sustainability professionals. The UAlbany class served as consultants for a “real-life” project, with Saratoga PLAN and the Open Space Institute (OSI) serving as their “clients.” The students’ analysis will provide a starting point for an upcoming initiative to involve the local community in developing a strategic and comprehensive conservation plan for the Palmertown Conservation Area. Read More