When Andy Beers retired last week, he closed the book on five eventful years of work. After decades of service to the outdoors through nonprofit and then state roles, Beers has spent the last few years as director of the Empire State Trail project, guiding the initiative through the process. adding 350 miles of trail across the state in a very short time. of time.
Beers became director of the Empire State Trail program in 2017, shortly after the government of the day. Andrew Cuomo announced the initiative to create a 750-mile trail system (of which 400 miles already existed) covering the state from Buffalo to Albany, Albany south to New York and Albany north to ‘in Canada.