What is the Friends Group Gateway, powered by Parks & Trails New York

The Friends Group Gateway is an all-inclusive virtual community that is designed specifically for the grassroots groups that support New York’s public open spaces and cultural places. Powered by Parks & Trails New York, the Gateway is a way for groups to share and access best practices, technical assistance, resources and knowledge through a peer-to-peer network. When that collaboration is coupled with PTNY’s ongoing trainings, events, and advocacy efforts, our state’s iconic park system and its 78.4 million annual visitors benefit.

The Benefits of Membership

Signing up your Friends group as a member of the Gateway connects you with a wealth of benefits that will help your organization expand your capacity, welcome new volunteers and members, and become better stewards of the places you champion. The Gateway offers members access to an abundance of invaluable resources, discussion forums, and engagement tools. Becoming a member of the Gateway enables an unlimited number of members from your organization to gain access to our resources and join the conversation.

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About Parks & Trails New York

Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) is New York’s leading statewide advocate for parks, historic sites, public lands and multi-use trails, dedicated since 1985 to improving our health, economy, and quality of life through the use and enjoyment of green space. With thousands of members and supporters across the state, PTNY works to expand, protect and promote a network of parks, trails, and open spaces throughout our state for use and enjoyment by all.

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