Hello, supporters of the Catskills! A few updates from the executive team of The Coalition to Save the Catskill Preserve:
First, we’ve updated our Mission Statement to reflect our ongoing efforts to protect the Catskills. We’re monitoring for projects and proposals that might harm the Catskill Forest Preserve and adjacent area.
During our coalition’s efforts to stop the Ashokan pump storage project in April of 2021, we came to appreciate the amazing work of a few local groups engaged in a variety of efforts to protect the Catskills and the surrounding region. Please explore their work and websites below, and considering joining their mailing lists or financially supporting their incredible work:
- Riverkeeper “Our strategy for success hasn’t changed much since we started out as the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association in 1966: Support the grassroots. Be data driven. Don’t flinch when the going gets tough.” – Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper
- Catskill Mountainkeeper “Catskill Mountainkeeper’s mission is to protect our region’s wild lands and natural resources, support smart development to sustainably grow our economy, nurture healthy communities, and accelerate the transition to a 100% clean energy future in New York and beyond.”
- Catskill Center “Since 1969, we have led the effort to protect the more than 700,000 acres of the Catskill park and Catskill forest preserve. Our mission is to protect and foster the environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Catskill region.” – Catskills Center Mission Statement
- Woodstock Land Conservancy “The Woodstock Land Conservancy is a non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of the open lands, forests, water resources, scenic areas and historic sites in Woodstock and the surrounding area.”
- Sustainable Hudson Valley “The Hudson Valley was a birthplace of the first environmental movement, linking land and water protection with economic prosperity. The next environmental movement is all about people: how we live, work and develop our communities. This means re-envisioning cities, food and water systems, buildings and mobility so that people can lead more fulfilling lives and create economic opportunities as we actively restore our environment.”