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Trails Supporter Patch

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The Trails Supporter Patch is available for $5 at all outlets where sporting licenses are sold or on-line (current NYS license holders). Patch proceeds will help maintain and enhance non-motorized trails throughout New York State. All monies raised from the purchase of the patch will be deposited in the Conservation Fund's Outdoor Recreation, Trail Maintenance, and Development Account. DEC administers more than 3,500 miles of non-motorized trails on State Forests, Wildlife Management Areas, Forest Preserves, and Multiple Use Areas.

Funding from the sales of the trail supporter patch will also provide DEC's valuable partners in the Volunteer Stewardship Program with additional money to reach more trails for maintenance assistance. The Volunteer Stewardship Program is a volunteer-based program which assists DEC with trail maintenance on DEC administered lands.

The colorful trail patch depicts a winding trail leading from the water to the mountains, a scene typical of many of New York's trails, and a visible reminder of the state's wonderful legacy of public trails, which connects people to the natural landscape and our environment.

Among those trails that will benefit from the patch are some of New York's finest and most well-known, including the Northville-Placid Trail, the main Finger Lakes Trail, and the Long Path, among other trails across the state. For more information on DEC-managed lands visit the Places to Go web page.

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