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Spring clean-up set for New York state parks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Thousands of volunteers are expected to turn out for this weekend's spring cleanup being held at state parks and historic sites across New York.

State parks officials say some 3,000 volunteers have registered so far for Saturday's third annual ``I Love My Park Day.'' Another 3,000 are expected to join the one-day effort to spruce or renovate about 80 of the state-run parks and historic sites.  Go to full article
Nearly $5 million of the funding will go to North Country parks; nearly $3 million of that going to upgrades at Wellesley Island State Park in the Thousand Islands, pictured above. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ransomtech/7611901380/">Steve Ransom</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Nearly $5 million of the funding will go to North Country parks; nearly $3 million of that going to upgrades at Wellesley Island State Park in the Thousand Islands, pictured above. Photo: Steve Ransom, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Cuomo announces parks that receive $90 million

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo says $90 million is going to repair and improve several parks and historic sites.

On Tuesday Cuomo announced that he is advancing 69 projects to improve 53 state parks and historic centers as part of a $90 million commitment in the state budget enacted earlier this month.  Go to full article

State considers expanding "forever wild" protections outside Adk blue line

Pro-environment groups says the state of New York has agreed to consider expanding the forest preserve beyond the Adirondack Park's famous "blue line" boundary. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
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"Bathwatergate" sweeps Saratoga Springs

This week, the New York Post revealed that the famous mineral baths in Saratoga Springs are being, well, watered down. It turns out local bathhouses are adding hot tap water to bring the baths to a more comfortable temperature. The flap -- which some are calling "Bathwater Gate" has drawn attention from New York's top politicians. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Reservations are up at Campsites Across New York

There's more evidence that people are taking vacations closer to home in these uncertain times. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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