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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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Champlain Canalway Trail Progress

Kevin Tollisen, Town of Halfmoon Supervisor, said that planning and permitting for the final section of the canalway trail in the town, Phase 4, is being designed and permitted this year, and it will be ready for construction to start in 2019, with completion by the...

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Conservation Partnership Grants Awarded to PLAN

Saratoga PLAN will utilize one grant for making capital improvements to the 25-year-old Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail, improving access and safety, enhancing protection of adjacent wetland habitat, and furthering the Saratoga Greenbelt Trail. This project will be...

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Bog Meadow Trail Improvements Announced

“When we first started the Open Space Project (later to become Saratoga PLAN) I don’t think any of us ever imagined we would be standing here today talking about 25 years ago,” said Jeff Olson. Olson was one of the first people to trek out onto frozen Bog Meadow in...

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Grant Received to Help Farmland Owners

According to American Farmland Trust (AFT), New York State has lost more than 4,000 farms to development since the 1980s, and with the rapid growth of Saratoga County there is tremendous pressure on farmland owners to sell their valuable properties. Saratoga PLAN and...

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PLAN Receives Agricultural Outreach Grant

AFT announced $88,000 in grants to seven partner organizations in the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) to support their work with farmers looking for land and retiring farm landowners who wish to keep their land in farming. Michael Horn, Conservation Director at...

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