news & press archive: Nov 2018

  • Palmertown Report Released

    Saratoga PLAN, partnering with the Open Space Institute and Alta Planning and Design, has released a report outlining a conservation and recreation strategy for the Southern Palmertown Region. The report is based on findings from community engagement events, academic research, stakeholder interviews, surveys, and lots of hard work. A series of community engagement events brought citizens and experts together to explore the ecosystems of the Southern Palmertown area. These events were supported by funding from New York State’s Conservation Partnership Program for land trusts, helping to accomplish New York’s Open Space goals. The events were followed up by two surveys and key stakeholder interviews. Read More 

  • #NYGivesDay November 27

    Please consider supporting your favorite New York nonprofit on #NYGivesDay, November 27, 2018. Saratoga PLAN needs to raise $27,000 to be able to complete the 168-acre Barkersville Trails Project, located on the Galway/Providence town line. Read More 

  • Newly Renovated Bog Meadow Trail Reopened

    A hardy group of more than 50 trail enthusiasts braved rain, wind, and high water on Saturday, November 3, to cut the ribbon at the new entrance to the Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail in Saratoga Springs. The reopening culminates a season of trail renovations including the creation of a new spur trail at Meadowbrook Road, extended bog bridging to avoid wet areas, extensive raising and smoothing of the trail surface, numerous drainage improvements, and new additions to prevent flooding caused by an active beaver population. The trail had been closed since last spring while the renovations were underway. Read More