barkersville trails project

(Photos by Frieda Garrison) Saratoga PLAN has the opportunity to protect a 168-acre property straddling the Galway-Providence town line in the hamlet of Barkersville. Formerly a training ground for sled dogs, the property has a well-designed trail system already in place.

The owners would like to donate a conservation easement, valued at $420,000, over the property so that it remains wooded and permanently undeveloped, and provides public access so that others can use and enjoy the trails; hopefully including equestrian access as well. In order to accept this generous donation, Saratoga PLAN must raise $21,000 more (as of 11/18) to cover the project’s $65,000 total for transaction costs (such as title insurance, legal fees, boundary survey) and to fund the Stewardship Fund to ensure we can uphold our responsibilities in perpetuity.

To make a secure contribution online, please use the form below. You’ll be redirected to the PayPal Giving Fund webpage and you must have a PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account or do not wish to use PayPal, please call our office with a credit card or mail a check to us made payable to Saratoga PLAN.  Our office number is 518-587-5554, and our address is:

Saratoga PLAN, 112 Spring Street, Room 202, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

100% of your contributions using the form below will be fee-free, and may be eligible for a 1% match from the PayPal Giving Fund until December 31, 2018. Just fill in the form, submit, and you will be taken to the PayPal Giving Fund, where you can make a secure gift.


Donors of $250 or more will be invited to a personal tour of the property lead by PLAN staff.

Thank you!


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