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  • Workshops Help Landowners Unravel the Mysteries of Farmland Conservation

    Saratoga County, NY – Farmland owners that are interested in learning more about conserving their land are invited to attend one of four informational workshops offered in March at various locations in Saratoga County. Maria Trabka from Saratoga PLAN and Jaime O’Neill from the Saratoga County Planning Department will explain how farmland conservation works as well as the mechanics of funding programs which cover some of the transactional costs and through which owners of farmland can receive partial compensation for protecting their land from future development. Read More 

  • Saratoga PLAN conserves 246-acres in the Town of Ballston

    Town of Ballston, Saratoga County – On Thursday, December 10, 2015, Saratoga PLAN finalized the conservation easement on the Anchor-Diamond Park at the former Hawkwood Estate, a 246-acre property in the Town of Ballston that will be a “forever wild” publically-accessible preserve with trails. Read More 

  • Siege Trail Opening in Village of Victory

    Victory, NY – Saratoga PLAN to host ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Saratoga Siege Trail, located in the Village of Victory off of Route 4 on Saturday, October 17th at 1 pm. The event is free and open to the public and will begin at the Schuyler House with brief words from project supporters and leaders, followed by a ribbon cutting and .5 mile trail walk. Read More 

  • Fundraiser Brunch at the Buckley Farm

    The Wm. H. Buckley Farm and Saratoga PLAN are hosting a brunch to benefit the conservation of working farmland in Saratoga County. This is an opportunity to visit a farm that is currently undergoing the process of being preserved and to support the conservation of additional farms in the future. The brunch will be held on Sunday, June 7th. Read More 

  • Saratoga PLAN acquiring land in Saratoga Springs to create a “community farm”

    Saratoga PLAN announced today that the nonprofit conservation organization has reached an agreement with the Pitney family to purchase the 166-acre Pitney Farm on West Avenue in the City of Saratoga Springs. The well-known and cherished farm landscape, with its cluster of rustic gray barns and large open corn field, is one of the last remaining, and the most visible, of active farms remaining within city limits. Read More 

  • community rallies in support of urging Governor Cuomo

    Saratoga PLAN began a petition on December 4, 2014 to raise public support in the transfer of management of the western portion of the State-owned lands surrounding the former McGregor Prison, including Grant’s Cottage Historic site, to the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, as an addition to Moreau Lake State Park. Read More 

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