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  • Happy Holidays!

    Saratoga PLAN is blessed with the opportunity to help conserve the farmland, trails, public preserves and waterways of Saratoga County, a responsibility that we gladly undertake in perpetuity. We couldn’t do it without your support and assistance in many ways. Thank you for the wonderful gifts you have given us all! We look forward to working with you in 2018 and beyond to Preserve Land and Nature.

  • #GivingTuesday

    What comes after Cyber Monday? #GivingTuesday of course! Saratoga PLAN works year-round to preserve Saratoga County open space, to conserve productive farms producing fresh, healthy food, and to create and maintain over 22 miles of trails on our preserves. We also partner with many organizations and individuals in developing and expanding the 200+ mile countywide trails network.

  • Fall 2017 Newsletter

    Check out the Fall 2017 Saratoga PLAN newsletter featuring articles on new additions to the Milton Preserve, volunteers in action, partnering with Wildwood programs, and more.

  • Palmertown Public Workshop

    Please join us on Wednesday, December 13th, from 6-8pm at the Greenfield Community Center (25 Wilton Road) for a public workshop to discuss the future of the Southern Palmertown region. “Palmertown” is the name of the ridge of open space between Moreau Lake State Park and Saratoga Springs, located in north-central Saratoga County. We are seeking your input and guidance as the community begins to develop a strategy for the area based on its natural resources and its potential for economic development.

     

  • Spring Run Crossing now open

    The Spring Run Crossing boardwalk is now open! This exciting addition to the Spring Run Trail in Saratoga Springs was opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 1, 2017, lead by John Witt, President of Witt Construction, the company that built the crossing.

  • 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.

  • Painting Live at Feast 2017

    Elisa Sheehan will be painting live at this year’s Feast of the Fields! All of Elisa’s inspiration comes from nature, and many times from walks on one of PLAN’s many trails. She paints in an abstract botanical style with lots of color and energy. In addition to her contributions of artwork to PLAN for posters and banners, Elisa will donate 20% to PLAN from all sales and orders placed at Feast.

  • Thank a volunteer

    With 10 public preserves and more than 22 miles of trails to maintain, Saratoga PLAN depends on the work of many dedicated volunteers. You may have already met some of these tireless workers clearing downed trees, building kiosks, marking trails, working on bridges, or patrolling to make sure your hike is safe, fun, and rewarding.

  • Feast of the Fields 2017: Farms

    Feast of the Fields is an event celebrating the farm-fresh bounty available in Saratoga County and surrounding areas, and our volunteer chefs get to partner with many wonderful area farms to create unique, tasty, and healthy dishes. Saratoga PLAN is extremely grateful for the tremendous contributions made by our local farms to the quality of life in this region, and we hope that you learn to appreciate them even more after tasting what they produce. Please welcome the following farms to Feast of the Fields 2017!

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