David Miller – Co-Chairman
See the Open Space Program's website: www.cliftonparkopenspaces.org
37-ACRE TOWN CENTER PARK PROJECT: The planning and design consultant team presented the Town Park Master Plan to the Town Board on Dec. 9, 2019, for town board and public review. The documents may be reviewed at: https://www.cliftonpark.org/projects.html
The OPEN SPACE, TRAILS & RIVERFRONT COMMITTEE's next meeting is Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Clifton Park's Public Safety Building, located in the same building as the Town Court, off of NYS Route 146 and Maxwell Drive Extension. Members of the public are invited to attend. (PLEASE NOTE that the April 8 meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19 guidance).
The next guided, stewardship hike is for Friday, May 1, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Dwaas KIll Nature Preserve. Meet up at the parking lot / trailhead entrance, off of Pierce Road. This hike may be 1 to 1.5 hours in duration, depending on conditions. Please RSVP by calling (518) 371-6054. [Please note the April 8 hike proposed for Mohawk Landing Nature Preserve is CANCELLED.]
A Clifton Park Family Learn-to-Fish Day is Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the eastern shoreline of Barney Road Pond. Participants can find the location at the Barney Road Park & Pool, at One Barney Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065. All ages and abilities are welcome!
This inaugural program was offered in Summer 2019. This program was sponsored by the Town's Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee and the Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road.
WILDFLOWER WALKS - GUIDED
This program series has been completed for 2019. Stay tuned for future Wildflower Walks.
|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 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.
|06 Apr 2020;|
Town Board Meeting
|07 Apr 2020;|
Environmental Conservation Commission
|08 Apr 2020;|
CANCELLED--Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee Meeting