Show your support for the Catskills by joining Catskill Mountainkeeper and theCatskill Park Coalition for the annual Catskill Park Awareness Day in Albany on Tuesday, February 10th, at 10 am...
This year we're aiming to double the number of participants, to amplify the message to our elected representatives that the Catskills must be protected and promoted for the benefit of all New Yorkers. To learn more about what makes the Catskills so unique and important, please watch our short documentary Catskill Park. And to join us in Albany, please RSVP HERE.
Can't make it to Albany, or want to do more? You can support the coalition by sending a letter in support of the Catskill Park to your NYS Senator and Assemblyperson. Our goal is to get at least 10 handwritten letters to each legislator before Awareness Day.
This year the Coalition is asking for:
- A Catskills line item of $4 million dollars from an increase in the Environmental Protection Fund
- A fully funded Assistant Forest Ranger Program in NYS DEC Regions 3 & 4 as well as a 2015 Academy for Forest Rangers
- Action on priority land protection projects from the NYS DEC Commissioner
- Funding to launch a process to develop a Catskill Park Recreation Plan
- Additional funding of $100,000 for Catskill Association of Tourism Services to implement its marketing program in 2015
Show your support for the Catskills at Catskill Park Awareness Day 2015!
The Catskill Park Coalition is an alliance of like-minded groups committed to working together to broaden public appreciation for the Catskill Park and seek additional resources to enhance, maintain, and make available to the public the extraordinary opportunities the Park and its surroundings offer and can offer.
Hope to see you there!
The Mountainkeeper Team