David Miller – Co-Chairman
See the Open Space Program's website: www.cliftonparkopenspaces.org
37-ACRE TOWN CENTER PARK PROJECT: PUBLIC MEETING-TOWN CENTER PARK-9-18-19 -Flyer
The next OPEN SPACE, TRAILS & RIVERFRONT COMMITTEE regular monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 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. (Remaining 2019 meeting dates are: 11/13/19; 12/11/19).
9/14 & 9/15: FARM FEST 2019: This weekend! This Family-Friendly Agricultural Experience is Sat., Sept. 14 and Sun., Sept. 15, at various locations, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with specific events that may start earlier. Please see the FARM FEST 2019 BROCHURE
10/4/19 - STEWARDSHIP HIKE at GARNSEY PARK -- Friday, OCT. 4, 2019, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet up at just before 1 p.m. at the trailhead parking lot at the park's main entrance, off of NYS Route 146. Please RSVP (518) 371-6054. pdf Stewardship Hikes 2019 Oct-Dec (157 KB)
10/19/2019 - THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT 2019. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, off of MacElroy Road, Town of Clifton Park. pdf Bump in the Night Oct-19-2019 - FLYER (235 KB)
Please pre-register for this 10/19/19 Event online at the: Parks & Rec 2019 REGISTRATION PAGE
UPCOMING STEWARDSHIP HIKES: pdf Stewardship Hikes 2019 Oct-Dec (157 KB)
Nature Story Book Walks Program - This program was offered June - August 2019. Please bring your passports to the Library for completing all four walks. 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.
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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.