Wednesday, June 3, 2015

ADK Asks Your Support For Two Bills In NYS Legislature

Two bills in the NY State Legislature could give a big boost to recreation and conservation right here in Western New York. The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and the local ADK-Niagara Frontier Chapter are calling on you to contact NY State Legislators to ask them to co-sponsor the bills.

1. Bill to define the boundaries of the Niagara River Greenway:
We have all been disappointed in the way the $400 million Niagara River Greenway money has been used as a slush fund rather than to build the strip of parks and trails along the Niagara River that we were promised.

S.4824 by Senator Marc Panepinto and A.478 by Assembly Member Sean Ryan would correct that by requiring these funds be spent on establishing a linear system of parks and conservation areas along the Niagara River.

ADK Memo RE: Niagara River Greenway - Click Here

2. Bill to add 18 Mile Creek to the definition of inland waterways:
Water and waterways are among Western New York's most valuable assets. Scenic 18-Mile Creek in Erie County looks beautiful, provides lots of fish and clean water, and overlays an aquifer.

S.4109-A by Senator Panepinto and A.3475-B by Assembly Member Ryan will have 18-mile creek classified as an "Inland Waterway" which will protect and preserve those qualities.

ADK Memo RE: 18 Mile Creek - Click Here

Take Action: Contact your NYS Senator & Assembly Member
Urge them to Co-sponsor these two bills.

Senate Directory and Identity:
- For phone number, address and to contact by Email, visit:

Assembly Member Directory and Identity:
- For phone number, address and to contact by Email, visit:
- To identify your Assembly Member, go here:

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