Saratoga PLAN has partnered with the Saratoga Film Academy and the Open Space Institute to release a four-part film series about the Palmertown Range Project. The 4 part mini-series was directed and produced by Jon Dorflinger of the Saratoga Film Academy and will feature the Palmertown Range’s winding woodland trails, its storefronts and businesses near its range, and how the trail system will benefit the economy, conservation efforts, recreation, and development within Saratoga County. The first film will cover the overall vision of the range while the following films will focus on a particular aspect of the range: Conservation, Recreation, and Economic Development.
“From protecting water quality to linked trail systems to maple sugaring, the series shows how conservation and various types of land use can be beneficially interwoven,” Says PLAN’s community engagement manager Alex Fylypovych.
The videos will be three to 7 minutes each and featured on Facebook and YouTube at 9 p.m. on Monday nights. Once the videos air, they will be available on the Saratoga PLAN’s website as well. A trailer for the series is available here.
The release schedule for the videos is as follows:
MONDAY, JUNE 15 – PALMERTOWN RANGE PROJECT OVERVIEW
MONDAY, JUNE 22 – RECREATION POTENTIAL
MONDAY, JUNE 29 – ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
MONDAY, JULY 6 – CONSERVATION PRIORITIES
The series will end in an informal Q&A session with various partners on the project. This session will take place on Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
The Palmertown Range project area encompasses 40,500 acres within the southern Palmertown Mountain range. It is located in Saratoga County. The vision for the Palmertown Range is to establish the area as a regional recreation destination & bolster its economic development while conserving critically important natural resources.
The project began more than a decade ago, and has grown into a collaboration between local and state governmental entities, non-profits, and academic institutions.
With the recent addition of over 2,000 acres, the Palmertown Range currently contains over 8,000 acres of protected lands.
To find more details about the Palmertown Range Project, please visit: https://www.saratogaplan.org/explore/public-preserves-trails/palmertown/. To view the Palmertown Range Facebook page click here: https://www.facebook.com/PalmertownRange/