Thursday, January 15, 2009

Take Action for Open Space Conservation - from NYS DEC

**ACTION** DRAFT 2009 Open Space Conservation Plan - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation Public comment is encouraged and will be accepted from January 7, 2009 through 4:45 PM, February 27, 2009 - Region 8 - Western Finger Lakes January 21 Avon, NY NYS DEC Headquarters 6274 East Avon-Lima Road - The DRAFT 2009 Open Space Conservation Plan is now available for public comment. We encourage you to review this draft Plan and provide comments, so that the final Plan submitted to Governor Paterson later this year represents the best strategy for how our State, our partners and we, as citizens, should move forward to conserve our common outdoor heritage. New Plan Identifies Conservation Priorities The newly revised document demonstrates our state's renewed commitment to plan, prioritize, and enable citizen and government actions to conserve vital and threatened open spaces. The plan provides attainable priorities to coordinate and focus our many efforts. We urge you to read the plan and discover how open space conservation can be used to respond to climate change, foster green, healthy communities, connect people to nature and recreation, and safeguard & enhance our state's unique natural & cultural heritage. - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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