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Catskill Mountainkeeper Supports Governor Cuomo’s Call for a Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags, Calls for Fees on Other Single Use Bags

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY – Sunday afternoon, Governor Cuomo announced his commitment to a ban on single use plastic bags in the executive budget as well as a pledge to expand the state’s bottle deposit laws.

Mountainkeeper has been extremely busy and productive this year, scoring big wins and making important progress in protecting the Catskills while building a clean and sustainable future. I’m really proud of our team, and grateful for friends like you who help us stay strong.

It’s clear that 2019 is going to be a huge year for the Catskills. Lonely Planet named the Catskills as one of its 2019 Top Ten Regions to Visit in the world, and our beautiful area is experiencing a renaissance, with a lot of new interest, creative energy, and economic development coming our way.


By Daniel Axelrod

December 14, 2018

TUSTEN – There was only one place for Brian Mendoza and his wife, Susan, to move from Park Slope, Brooklyn, and Sullivan County was the charm.

The Mendozas first bought their 2,200-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom Cape Cod-style home in the Town of Tusten as a second home five years ago.

Smitten with the bucolic setting, the couple and their three teenage boys now live full time on their 12-acre spread full of goats, sheep, chickens, cats and dogs. But while they can keep most of the animals out of their 30-year-old home, they can’t keep out a chilly draft.

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