David Miller – Co-Chairman
See the Open Space Program's website: www.cliftonparkopenspaces.org
The next OPEN SPACE, TRAILS & RIVERFRONT COMMITTEE MEETING will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:15 p.m. at the Town of Clifton Park's Public Safety Building. Members of the public are invited to attend.
3/1/19 -- STEWARDSHIP HIKE at Rexford Hamlet and Bridge. Friday, March 1, 2019. Guided Walk. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Meet up just before 1 p.m. at the southern end of the Rexford Bridge, on the Niskayuna side. Take Route 146 across the river and when in the roundabout, take Williams Street and look for the small parking area overlooking the Mohawk River and historic Canal Aqueduct remains. Please RSVP (518) 371-6054.
4/5/19 -- STEWARDSHIP HIKE at NORTH WOODS NATURE PRESERVE.
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
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.