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ADK Releases Statements on 2021-2022 State Executive Budget Proposal

2021-01-20T19:04:30-05:00

ADK applauds Governor Cuomo for maintaining wildland and recreational access protections in 2021-2022 executive budget proposal Albany, NY – January 20, 2021 – In a series of State of the State presentations last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his plan to “Reimagine, Rebuild, and Renew” New York. ADK was pleased READ MORE

New York State Budget 2019-2020

2021-01-26T08:57:45-05:00

There is a lot to be happy about in the $175.5 billion New York State Budget that passed on Saturday March 30, 2019. The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) was refunded at $300 million, including an increase for the State Land Stewardship Line ($33 million), which pays for hiking trail maintenance READ MORE

Environmental Protection Fund Lobby Day off the Summits

2021-01-26T08:57:56-05:00

When the sun was rising above the snowy mountains and the sky was turning different shades of red, I was driving away from the Adirondack High Peaks that I have called home to a place out of my element. The bustling New York State Capitol in Albany is vastly different READ MORE

Why Should You Care About the Environmental Protection Fund?

2021-01-26T08:58:15-05:00

As you may have heard by now, the New York Governor’s budget is going to include $300 million for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). This is the largest the EPF has ever been and it’s over $100 million more than it was in 2015. This is great news for those who would label themselves “enviros” in New York. But why? What can we accomplish with $300 million dollars and how does it affect Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) members directly? Well listen in, because this new line of funding has some significant impacts. Generically speaking this program protects open space, revitalizes waterfronts, supports recycling, preserves farmland, enhances water quality, and helps connect New Yorkers with the outdoors. It will enable the state to buy more Forest Preserve in the Adirondacks and Catskills. READ MORE