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Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Advisory Committee

 Clifton Park Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Advisory Committee

The Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Advisory Comittee 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 2017 co-chairs are Bryon Backenson and David J. Miller.

Committee Background:  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.

 

2017 Meeting Schedule

All meetings will be held at the Town of Clifton Park Public Safety Building, NYS Route 146, unless otherwise notified.

NOTE:  Meetings times are: 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and meetings occur generally on the second Wednesday each month

Please note that additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Please confirm all meetings by calling the Open Space Coordinator at (518) 371-6054.

  1. Third Wednesday — *Wed., January 18
  2. Wed., February 8
  3. Wed., March 8 – changed to Wed., March 15
  4. Wed., April12
  5. Wed., May 10
  6. Wed., June 14
  7. Wed., July 12
  8. no meeting in August
  9. Wed., September 13
  10. Wed., October 11
  11. Wed., November  8
  12. Wed., December 13

National Night Out in Clifton Park, Tuesday August 2, 2016

Clifton Park will be celebrating the 11th Annual National Night Out Against Crime event in the Clifton Common on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Clifton Common Basketball Courts. Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join the Town and our local first-responders […]

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Open Space Day – Saturday, May 14th

Clifton Park’s 3rd Annual Open Space Day Town-wide Open Spaces and Parks to be exhibited by Town on May 14th, 2016 The Town of Clifton Park Town Board and the Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee members invite the public to explore the best natural places within Clifton Park on Saturday, May […]

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Crescent Road Trail Construction expected to start Monday, March 28th, 2016

Construction activities for the Crescent Road Multi-Use Trail Project, connecting the Town of Clifton Park to the Town of Halfmoon, will commence the week of March 28, 2016. The joint project is about 1.2 miles long. Project construction is planned for primarily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 […]

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Morning “Parent & Me,” 3-Hike Series starts March 9

Starting this week, parents, grandparents and caretakers of young children are invited to participate in 45-minute, outdoors nature walks and explore Clifton Park’s open spaces, for a 3-hike, program series produced by the Town of Clifton Park Parks & Recreation Department. The first morning hike is set for Wed., March […]

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Clifton Park Unveils New Website Dedicated to Open Spaces, Parks and Preserves

Clifton Park Unveils New Website Dedicated to Open Spaces, Parks and Preserves The Town of Clifton Park has launched at new website link, www.cliftonparkopenspaces.org to highlight the Town parks, open spaces and nature preserves. This mobile-friendly digital platform was created to help residents and visitors easily find information about, and how to get to […]

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Open Space Day – Saturday, May 16th!

Clifton Park’s 2nd Annual Open Space Day 7 Open Spaces and Parks to be exhibited by Town on May 16th, 2015 The Town of Clifton Park Town Board and the Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee members invite the public to explore the best natural places within Clifton Park on […]

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“Explore Nature, Hayes Nature Park Hike or Snowshoe on December 12th”

Friday, 12/12 at 1 pm to 3 pm The Open Space Coordinator, with members of the Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee, is offering a “working hike.”  The purpose of this hike is to evaluate conditions and future needs at these town-owned nature preserves, parks and other public lands.  Members […]

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August 1st, 2014 – Stewardship Hike in the Ushers Road State Forest

“Explore Nature” Hike Ushers Road State Forest with us The Open Space Coordinator, with members of the Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee, will be continuing their ongoing series of “working hikes.”The purpose of these hikes is to evaluate conditions and future needs at these town-owned nature preserves, parks and […]

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Clifton Park Open Spaces Day, May 17th

Clifton Park Featuring Inaugural Celebration of Nature & Open Space Day The Town of Clifton Park Town Board and the Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee members invite the public to come outside and explore the best natural places within Clifton Park on Saturday, May 17, 2014 for an inaugural […]

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