David Miller – Co-Chairman
See the Open Space Program's website: www.cliftonparkopenspaces.org
37-ACRE TOWN CENTER PARK PROJECT: Park Planning-Public Events Flyer
The next OPEN SPACE, TRAILS & RIVERFRONT COMMITTEE regular monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, JUNE 12, 2019 at 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Clifton Park's Public Safety Building. Members of the public are invited to attend.
WILDFLOWER WALKS - GUIDED
pdf (122 KB) Woodlands Wildflower Walks at the Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve, Pierce Road Main Entrance. Guided walks with a volunteer naturalist to view emerging spring flowers. Meet up just before 5:30 p.m. for about a 1 1/2 to 2 hour easy going stroll. Uneven surfaces, and some trail wetness.
7/12/19 - STEWARDSHIP HIKE at USHERS ROAD STATE FOREST Friday, July 12, 2019, meet up at just before 1 p.m. at the parking lot, off of Ushers Road, about 1-mile East of the Ushers Road intersection with Route 9. Please RSVP (518) 371-6054.
NO STEWARDSHIP HIKE IN AUGUST.
9/6/19 - STEWARDSHIP HIKE at 37-ACRE TOWN CENTER PARK Site -- Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, meet up at rear parking lot of the Town of Clifton Park Public Safety Building, off of Maxwell Drive Extension (south of NYS Route 146). Please RSVP (518) 371-6054.
10/4/19 - STEWARDSHIP HIKE at GARNSEY PARK -- Friday, OCT. 4, 2019, meet up at parking lot off of the main entrance, off of NYS Route 146. Please RSVP (518) 371-6054.
10/13/19 - AWESOME AUTUMN GUIDED BIKE RIDE IN JONESVILLE, Sunday, October 13, 2019.
OCTOBER 2019 - THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT!
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The Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Committee offers advisory recommendations to the Town Board for implementing the Town’s Open Space Program and managing the town’s public lands. The Town’s Open Space Program is based on the Town of Clifton Park Open Space Plan adopted by the Town Board in 2003. The program includes activities such as: the acquisition of land and conservation easements to protect water quality and ensure clean drinking water, and to conserve natural areas for wildlife habitat and farmland for supporting local agriculture; the provision of additional parkland for recreation; the continuation of town-wide trail connections; and the protection of scenic and historic places. Additionally, the Trails Subcommittee provides ongoing recommendations to the Planning Board and to the Town Board for implementing pedestrian and bicyclist facilities improvements and town-wide connections. The committee meets regularly and all meetings are open to the public. The 2019 chairperson is David J. Miller.
The Town of Clifton Park Town Board appointed the inaugural Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Subcommittee in January 2006, following an earlier Open Space Plan Advisory Committee led by David J. Miller and Jim Romano, which had conducted a public open space planning process from 2001 through 2003, and early implementation from 2003 through 2005. The current Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Committee was formed to bring together the former Open Space Implementation Committee, the Trails Committee and a Riverfront Study Committee to work towards common, complementary and mutual goals and objectives, and fully implement the 2003 Town of Clifton Park Open Space Plan, adopted by the Town Board. The formation of the advisory committee coincided with the appointment of the town’s first Open Space Coordinator, Jennifer Viggiani, who started on Dec. 28, 2005.