Park Advocacy Day

On March 4th, members of Friends participated in the annual Park Advocacy Day sponsored by Parks and Trails New York and the Open Space Institute. The goal of the day was to lobby and advocate for NYS government to support (3) major initiatives in this years budget:

  1. Support $110 million capital budget for state parks as part of Governor’s NY 202 initiative;
  2. Keep the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) ay $300 million
  3. Support $1 million Park and Trail Partnership Program in the EPF.

This last initiative is very important because the Friends of Moreau Lake received a grant from this fund of $5,000 in support of the kayak/boat racks to be built near the boat launch for storage during the summer. The boat racks will be built during I Love My Park Day on May 4th.

 

To learn more about how you can help protect our natural world, please visit: Parks and Trails NY and the Open Space Institute