a New Waste Transfer Station in Wawayanda?

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 DGEIS is also available online at the Town of Wawayanda website at https://colliersengineering.com/dolsontown-corridor-dgeis/.

NYS Takes Steps to protect Pollinators

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.

https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2021/A7429A

https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2019/S5816

EARTH DAY 2022!

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!