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Protect the Catskill Park’s Bluestone Wild Forest

2021-01-26T08:57:36-05:00

Lakes, ponds, and trails in the Catskill Park's Bluestone Wild Forest are threatened. Developers want to build a concrete and steel fabrication plant on a parcel of land surrounded by the Bluestone Wild Forest in the Town of Kingston (see map below). The proposed fabrication plant would be located at READ MORE

NEW YORK GREEN AMENDMENT WEBINAR SERIES

2020-04-30T13:31:42-04:00

SAVE THE DATES! REGISTER NOW! Hosted by Environmental Advocates of New York, Adirondack Mountain Club & Green Amendments For The Generations Join us for a three-part webinar series that will take a deep dive into New York's efforts to secure a Green Amendment. Register for Session 1 or 2 for READ MORE

Tick-Borne Diseases

2020-04-17T15:42:31-04:00

With an estimated 52,000 new cases of Lyme disease in 2017 in New York State alone, we cannot afford to let our guard down. Last year's budget provided $1 million in funding for public awareness, treatment, and prevention of Lyme disease and other TBDs. There has been a significant increase READ MORE

New York Green Amendment

2021-08-06T10:02:59-04:00

Become part of the movement that is sweeping the nation to secure for all people constitutional recognition and protection of their inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments. New York Legislators passed S 2072/A 2064 on April 30, 2019.  This proposed Constitutional Amendment is READ MORE

NYS Forest Rangers

2019-09-03T11:55:27-04:00

The New York State Forest Rangers protect NYS Public Lands and keep visitors to these wild areas safe. The Ranger force, with just 109 field-level rangers, oversees five million acres of state public land and 42 public campgrounds. Additionally, there are over 18 million acres of forest and wild lands READ MORE

Protect NY State’s Hemlocks

2021-02-02T15:09:00-05:00

Photo by Mark Whitmore Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is an aggressive, devastating invasive insect that kills a host tree in a few years. Our eastern hemlocks, which have little or no resistance to these infestations, have been hit hard by HWA in many areas south of the READ MORE

Protect Public Land from High-Use

2020-02-05T11:59:19-05:00

We all love our New York Public Lands, especially the popular challenging areas like the High Peaks of the Adirondacks and Catskills, and some popular scenic areas like Kaaterskill Falls, and the Peekamoose Blue Hole. Each of us can discover how to "Leave No Trace" and protect the places we READ MORE

NYS Environmental Protection Fund

2021-04-28T09:24:55-04:00

Since it was created in 1993, New York’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has provided hundreds of millions of dollars to protect open space, revitalize waterfronts, support recycling, preserve farmland, enhance water quality, and help connect New Yorkers with the outdoors. The program, financed primarily through New York's real estate transfer READ MORE

Protect Public Land from ATVs

2021-04-28T09:26:21-04:00

We need your help to stop legislation that would allow state agencies to open state lands to ATV use. Over the last few years your letters have convinced Albany to exclude disastrous ATV bill language from the New York State Budget. With your help we blocked bad legislation that would READ MORE