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OSI, MUSIC, AND ARTS BRING A COMMUNITY TOGETHER
OSI celebrated the grand opening of the Robert Frederick Smith Center for the Performing Arts at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park in Harlem. The opening marked the culmination of OSI’s successful design and fundraising efforts to renovate the celebrated performance space, named in recognition of philanthropist Robert Frederick Smith's $1 million donation toward the project.
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trail enhancements at bluestone wild forest
OSI, working with local partners and business owners, announced September trail construction for OSI’s 208-acre property adjacent to Bluestone Wild Forest.
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OSI SUPPORT EXPANDS SOUTH CAROLINA PARK
Thanks to grant support from OSI, popular Jones Gap State Park has been expanded for recreation and to protect rare plant and animal species. Located in South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the property will continue to safeguard critical habitat, even as the climate changes.
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Connecting people to the land
Since opening last year, OSI’s River-to-Ridge Trail has quickly become a popular spot for young families, cycling enthusiasts, runners, and seniors out for a stroll and enjoying the trail’s sweeping views. Just a year in and the New Paltz community has embraced “R2R” and all that it offers.
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a million dollars to IMPROVE adk ACCESS
Improving southern access to the popular High Peaks is central to a new one million dollar capital improvement plan unveiled this month for OSI’s 212-acre Tahawus property in the heart of the Adirondacks. Under the plan, OSI seeks to improve public access to the Tahawus property, Henderson Lake, and several Adirondack High Peaks; preserve historic structures; and enrich the visitor experience.
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OSI PLANS FOR A GREEN CORRIDOR IN SARATOGA
A new plan maps out a conservation strategy for expanding trails and other recreation options, boosting recreation-based businesses, promoting community forests, and encouraging sustainable, forest-based economic activity in one of New York’s fastest-growing communities – Saratoga County.
 
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BUILDING trail BRIDGES AT FAHNESTOCK PARK
OSI, once again, partnered with cadets from the West Point Military Academy and New York State Parks to build a trail bridge on the School Mountain Road Trail at Fahnestock State Park. This is the second bridge design and construction project completed by future engineers at the Academy.
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