David Miller – Co-Chairman
See the Open Space Program's website: www.cliftonparkopenspaces.org
37-ACRE TOWN CENTER PARK PLANNING: pdf ParkPlan Handout Flyer (2.08 MB) The next Public Walk of the future 37-acres Town Center park property is planned for Wed., May 15, at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to tour the town's new 37-Acre Property acquired from Shen School District in 2018. Meet-Up is at the rear of the Public Safety Building, off of Maxwell Drive Extenstion. All are welcome to attend. Please be prepared for wet and muddy terrain, and uneven surfaces.https://www.cliftonpark.org/projects.html
The next OPEN SPACE, TRAILS & RIVERFRONT COMMITTEE regular monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 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. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE from the typical time.
4/27/19 - TOWN-WIDE CLEAN SWEEP DAY: Saturday, April 27, 2019. Typically, 9 am. to Noon. Volunteer for Clean Ups at Town Parks, Nature Preserves, Trails, Riverfront & Canal. More info is forthcoming on town website.
5/3/19 - STEWARDSHIP HIKE at ERIE CANAL COMMUNITY CONNECTOR TRAIL. Friday, May 3, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet up just before 1 p.m. at the far, eastern trail entrance, at the trailhead parking lot at the end of Clamsteam Rd & Towpath Rd, in the Town of Halfmoon. Walk from Halfmoon westerly on the towpath into Clifton Park & back. RSVP (518) 371-6054.
5/4/19 - LEARN TO FISH DAY IN CLIFTON PARK, Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Barney Road Park & Pool--Eastern Shoreline of pond. Family-friendly fishing clinic. Open to the public and to all ages. NYS DEC staff will have educational material and gear to borrow.
WILDFLOWER WALKS - GUIDED - Spring and Summer 2019 @ 2 Locations
Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walks at the 41-Acre Natural Area, at 588 Riverview Road (Brick Columns mark the driveway)
Woodlands Wildflower Walks at the Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve, Pierce Road Main Entrance:
6/2/19 - GUIDED BIKE RIDE FOR NATIONAL TRAILS DAY, Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Historic Grooms Tavern, meet up at 12:45 p.m.
6/7/19 - STEWARDSHIP HIKE at NOTTINGHAM WAY PARK to KINNS ROAD PARK. Friday, June 7, 2019, meet up at just before 1 p.m. at the tennis courts at Nottingham Way. Walk to southern entrance of Kinns Road Park off of Canterbury Road. 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!
|Link to Open Space Documents|
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 2018 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.
|27 Apr 2019;|
01:00PM - 02:30PM
Wildflower Walk at 41-Acre Property - 588 Riverview Rd(#2 of 3 in series)
|01 May 2019;|
03:00PM - 07:00PM
37-Acre Park Planning: Public Visioning Workshop
|03 May 2019;|
01:00PM - 03:00PM
1st Friday Stewardship Hike at the Erie Canal Community Connector Trail