parks

Captain Walter Schedel

Rensselaerville residents gathered at the New York State Park Police training facility to submit their opinions and learn more about proposed projects at the facility that could include reopening a firing range that was closed by a citizens’ lawsuit.

The town now plans to hire a full-time, not part-time, planner.

As part of an initiative to restore young forest habitats, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation discussed areas they will clearcut and make suitable for such habitats at the Margaret Burke Wildlife Management Area in Knox. 

GUILDERLAND — The town of Guilderland is currently accepting registrations for its 2017 spring and summer youth programs. There are still openings in over 100 youth sports and enrichment camps as well as swim lessons and Tawasentha Park’s half-day camp.

Registration is open for the sixth annual I Love My Park Day, to be held on May 6 at state parks, historic sites, and public lands across New York.

BERNE — The new town nature and cultural center being developed on Game Farm Road, just off Switzkilll Road,  is kicking into higher gear this summer.

A cadre of kids preached to the choir Tuesday night as they read essays on the dangers of smoking in village parks.

NEW SCOTLAND — A year after a private fundraising campaign was launched to raise $1 million for a Thacher Park Center, more than half the goal has been reached, according to the Open Space Institute.

The preserve, located at the corner of Westfall and Bozenkill roads, has two walking trails and is open to the public from dawn till dusk.

Family Danz Mechanical LLC of Albany was the low bidder for heating and ventilation work at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, according to a release from the state’s Office of General Services.

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