November 1, 2010

Friends of Schodack Island State Park, Inc

Friends of Schodack Island State Park, Inc. will hold its next regular board meeting at 6:00 PM on Monday November 1, in the maintenance building at the park.

Following a brief business meeting, we will have a speaker: Mark Luciano, from Parks and Trails New York, a statewide parks advocacy organization which provided leadership in the efforts to restore critical funding to state parks this year.  Mark will share his thoughts about development of the State budget for next year and what it may mean for our park.

Mark Luciano, the new Director of Parks Programs and Government Relations at Parks and Trails New York (PTNY).  His responsibilities at PTNY include advocating for improved stewardship and increased funding for our parks.  He is also helping organize a statewide parks coalition that includes park users, legislators, Friends groups, environmental and conservation organizations, and tourism and business leaders.  Come and hear Mark's take on what to expect in the coming year for our parks!

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