State Budget zeros Out Catskill Park funds

April 26, 2016 | Woodstock Times

“The reality is that it’s a broken system,” avers Adams. “Common sense says the Catskill Park should be publicly funded — a dedicated system of funding at a bare minimum, and then special things as they come up. We got really close this year with the dedicated budget line under the EPF.”

“The Catskill Park is a special, unique place,” says Ramsay Adams, Catskill Mountainkeeper executive director and co-director of the Catskill Park Coalition. “It’s a DEC State Park, a watershed, a Blue Line, and it’s comprised of public and private lands together. And yet, it’s been ignored, again, during the New York State budget process. That’s why we need to get more people engaged. It’s our money, and people need to demand its investment in public resources, particularly unique ones like Catskill Park.” READ MORE

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