YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Longtime Yorktown residents, Jane and Walt Daniels, have been awarded the Distinguished Citizen Planner Award by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation.
The award, handed out at the group’s meeting in May, recognizes the couple’s volunteer contributions for more than 20 years to municipal, regional and non-profit groups dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and environmentally sound use of thousands of acres of open space for the recreational enjoyment of residents of Yorktown and the Hudson Valley.
The co-authors of “Walkable Westchester,” a comprehensive guide to the many parks and trails in Westchester County, the Jane and Walt are the planners and construction managers for the Mohansic Trailway, the 0.4 mile trail that will provide an off-road link between the North County Trailway and FDR State Park, and from the park to many of Yorktown’s other trails. The trailway, which includes the construction almost 600 feet of boardwalk and two bridges, is expected to be formally open in late summer.
A former member of the Yorktown Conservation Board, Walt is currently the chairman of Yorktown’s Advisory Committee on Open Space and a member of the board of the New York New Jersey Trail Conference. Jane is the president of the Friends of FDR State Park, a member of the Yorktown Trail Town Committee and on the board of the Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley.