Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

May 05, 2022

Linda Cooper, Regional Director

Clermont State Historic Site Master Plan Development Public Outreach Workshop Scheduled

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is developing a Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (MP/EIS) for Clermont State Historic Site, located in the Town of Germantown, Columbia County, NY. Interested parties will have the opportunity to contribute to the master planning process during an online public workshop to be held Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 5:30pm.   

During the virtual workshop, OPRHP staff will provide a brief overview of OPRHP's Master Plan development process, and participants will have an opportunity to discuss their ideas and experiences at Clermont. Free registration in advance of the online meeting is required in order to attend. To participate you may e-mail, or register at, no later than Thursday, May 12 at 3:00pm.   

OPRHP encourages interested parties to attend this online workshop and welcomes all input. If you are unable to participate, the workshop will be recorded and made publicly available on the OPRHP website. In addition, questions or comments may be submitted until Friday, May 20, 2022 to: or mailed to: Tana Bigelow, Park Planner, Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207.   

The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Anyone who requires a reasonable accommodation for effective communications should contact Owen Gilbo at or at (518) 402-2648 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Cooper, Regional Director for the Taconic Region at   

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual parks, historic sites, recreational trails, and boat launches, which were visited by a record 78.4 million people in 2021. A recent university study found that spending by State Parks and its visitors supports $5 billion in output and sales, 54,000 private-sector jobs and more than $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.