10/2/22 and 10/8/22- Two hands-on workshops: Vegetable Preservation Reduce waste and enjoy the bounty produced by
your garden; Home Composting and Organic Gardening.
On June 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. there will be a public meeting on a proposed plan for an industral park in the Town of Wawayanda which will include an industrial park with many, many warehouses and a Waste Transfer facility. The public comment period is May 19, 2022 to June 20, 2022.
SEQRA Lead Agency: Town of Wawayanda Planning Board
DEIS Completion Date: April 27, 2022
Commencement of Public Comment Period: May 19, 2022 – Closure of Public Comment Period: June 20, 2022 Public Hearing: June 8, 2022, at 7:30 pm
Name of Action: Dolsontown Corridor DGEIS Project Location: Dolsontown Road, Town of Wawayanda, Orange County, New York The currently contemplated projects, the cumulative common impacts of which are the subject of the DGEIS, consist of RDM #3 (a/k/a “Dewpoint South”), RDM #4 (a/k/a “Dewpoint North”), RDM #5 (a/k/a “Dolsontown East”), RDM # 6 (a/k/a “Simon Business Park”), and the Marangi Solid Waste Facility.
The global surface temperature for April 2022 tied with 2010 as the fifth highest for April in the 143-year NOAA record, which dates back to 1880. The year-to-date (January-April) global surface temperature was also the fifth warmest such period on record. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/monitoring/monthly-report/global/202204
A convenient map that identifies access points for paddlers (rafts, canoes, kayaks) to enter and exit the Wallkill River. Click on the link to dig further and on any of the launch points for details and photos of the location.
Today, the New York State Assembly, led by Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steve Englebright, passed The Birds and Bees Protection Act which would place a ban on neonic-treated corn and soybean seeds, which represent 73% of the neonics used in NYS agriculture bill. This bill bans the use of seeds coated with toxic insecticides called neonicotinoids or “neonics” and prohibits neonic use for ornamental and turf applications. In order for this bill to become law, it now needs to pass in the Senate before it can go to the Governor’s desk for her signature. We need your continued support to get this billl to the Governor’s desk. Please keep sending emails, calling your legislators, and organizing in your communities to promote the bill.
Read the bill passed in Assembly and now pending in our State Senate.
Important science paper by Paul Robbins and Julia T. Sharp from October, 2003 on the detrimental effects of the “American lawn” on our local environment.
Producing and Consuming Chemicals: The Moral Economy of the American Lawn
Earth Day has always been a clarion call to action especially under the urgent threat of climate change. In NYS, there is a draft Climate Leadership Community Protection Act open to the public for review and input. This initial draft scoping plan will shape the laws and actions of NYS to come in protecting the planet and our region from severe climate change. The link to the draft plan is on our Climate Change page, please take a look and put in your “2 cents” (comments) – if we all participate it can become a billion voice movement. Earth Day is also a day of recommitment and renewal, and in that spirit you will soon be seeing a new program sponsored by OE and new board members on saving our pollinating insects through promoting swaths of pollinator gardens across the Hudson Valley region. Continue to visit this website and our Facebook page and Instagram for future updates. Happy Earth Day!
For 23 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the State of the Air report. The more you learn about the air you breathe, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make the air cleaner and healthier.