Environmental Protection Fund http://wamc.org en Construction Begins On Walkway Elevator http://wamc.org/post/construction-begins-walkway-elevator <p>POUGHKEEPSIE – A 21-story elevator is going to take visitors to the Walkway Over the Hudson from the Poughkeepsie side of the linear park later this year.</p><p>Public officials, Walkway representatives and volunteers ceremonially broke ground for the $2.4 million facility.</p><p>Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart said they are elated to be adding yet another asset to the Walkway State Park.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:07:52 +0000 Hank Gross 67790 at http://wamc.org Construction Begins On Walkway Elevator Budget Agreement Adds Money to Environmental Protection Fund http://wamc.org/post/budget-agreement-adds-money-environmental-protection-fund <p></p><p></p><p>The 2013-14 budget agreement between Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders includes increased funding for the Environmental Protection Fund.&nbsp; The move is being praised by a coalition of environmental, public health and other stakeholder groups. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 60508 at http://wamc.org Budget Agreement Adds Money to Environmental Protection Fund NYS Loses Federal Grant Funds for Land Acquisition http://wamc.org/post/nys-loses-federal-grant-funds-land-acquisition <p></p><p></p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57320 at http://wamc.org NYS Loses Federal Grant Funds for Land Acquisition Groups Lobby Governor to Sign Environmental Funding Bill http://wamc.org/post/groups-lobby-governor-sign-environmental-funding-bill <p>New York environmental groups are ramping up their lobbying to convince Governor Cuomo to sign a new funding bill for the state’s Environmental Protection Fund.<br><br>The New York Legislature passed the Environmental Protection Fund Enhancement Act earlier this year, to provide additional money for land, air and water protection and conservation. That bill has only recently moved to the Governor’s desk and New York Public Interest Research Group Senior Environmental Associate Laura Haight is concerned whether it will be signed.<br> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53763 at http://wamc.org New York State Acquires 69,000 Acres For Inclusion in the Adirondack Forest Preserve http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-acquires-69000-acres-inclusion-adirondack-forest-preserve <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced that New York State had purchased 69,000 acres of land from the Nature Conservancy. It&rsquo;s&nbsp; the largest acquisition of Adirondack lands in more than a century.<br /><br />The land purchase preserves a significant portion of the Upper Hudson River watershed. More than 180 miles of rivers and streams, 175 lakes and ponds, and six mountains higher than 2-thousand feet are included in the property, and marks the first time the lands have been open for public use in 150 years. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44920 at http://wamc.org New York State Acquires 69,000 Acres For Inclusion in the Adirondack Forest Preserve