Trail Conference Receives Outstanding Partner Award
The New York State Recreation and Park Society recognized the Trail Conference and the Town of Yorktown on August 25 for work maintaining and protecting trails in the community.
On behalf of the Trail Conference, longtime volunteers Jane and Walt Daniels accepted the Outstanding Corporate Partnership Award for the collaboration they have spearheaded on about 50 miles of trails in Yorktown. The society’s award recognizes individuals or organizations that have provided leadership and support by providing equipment, volunteer time, in-kind donations, or other services with the goal of preserving or enhancing public parks.
Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater said the town’s hiking trails have proven to be valuable assets, especially this year. “We saw it at the height of the pandemic. We saw an incredible volume on our trails because it gave people a safe place to go outside, exercise, and enjoy the natural beauty of our community,” he added.
“The partnership couldn’t be better with the parks department,” Jane said. “I am so lucky to be partners with them, and I know there’s a mutual feeling.”