open space

The State University of New York at New Paltz and the Regional Plan Association have completed a multi-year study measuring the value of open space in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

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The first public meeting about how to utilize a recently purchased 37-acre lot in the Saratoga County town of Clifton Park is set for this evening.

Officials at the site of what supporters hope will become a future park in September 2017.
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The sale of 37 acres of land from the Shenendehowa School District to the Town of Clifton Park has been finalized.

Officials at the site of what supporters hope will become a future park in September 2017.
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Earlier this year, residents of the southern Saratoga County town of Clifton Park rejected a sale of public land to a local developer. Several months later, town officials have announced a tentative purchase agreement that dedicate the 34 acres to parkland and open space.

     The city of Northampton, Massachusetts recently made new land purchases, including the only bog located in the city, to add to its acreage of permanently protected open space.

Saratoga PLAN

Pitney Farm is the last remaining operating farm within the Saratoga Springs city limits.

Partners have been working to purchase and preserve the family farm for the past several months. Earlier this year, the organization Saratoga PLAN backed out of its plans to purchase the property.