news and press

Newly Renovated Bog Meadow Trail Reopened

Many volunteers who worked on the trail attended, along with representatives of business partners, the City of Saratoga Springs, and Saratoga PLAN staff. Renovations were partially paid for by a $30,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental...

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89-Acre Tooker Farm Conserved

Due to rapid commercial and retail development in the vicinity, combined with the level sandy soils of the land, the development rights are very valuable and the donation of the conservation easement a generous gift to the community. The views of open fields from busy...

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Feast of the Fields 2018

In addition to enjoying the beautiful ambiance at Saratoga National, the crowd enjoyed the sounds of Hot Club of Saratoga. A silent auction provided the chance to win a wide variety of local products and experiences, including a plane ride, a boat ride, a paddling...

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Feast of the Fields Returns for 13th Year

Michelle Hall, Saratoga PLAN Feast coordinator, said, “Thanks to lots of hard work and endless planning, our staff and volunteers have once again created the premier farm-to-table event in Saratoga.” She added, “We expect to sell out, so we encourage people to get...

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Botany Tea Celebrates Nature

Fiddle-i-fee Farm is located in a productive farming area home to several major dairies and other farms. It overlooks the Hudson River with views to the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The conservation easement protects the rural character of the area and guarantees...

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220-Acre Wildwood Farms Protected

Wayne Wood said, “We’re very pleased that this land will never be developed and will likely always be farmed. That’s what we’re all about.” This significant project was supported by Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement funding from the New York State Department of...

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Volunteers Fight Invasive Species

“This creek is a real gem,” said Kayak Shak owner Beau Stallard. “We’re really excited that PLAN is teaming up with us to protect it.” Greg Redling, Saratoga PLAN Stewardship Coordinator, said, “It was great to get so much help protecting this beautiful resource, and...

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3M Eco-Grant Supports Bog Meadow Trail Improvements

The well-worn and popular 25-year-old Bog Meadow Trail will form part of the Saratoga Greenbelt Trail, which will eventually circle the entire city and provide connector trails to the downtown area, Geyser Crest, and other parts of the community. The trail is built on...

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