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September 18th through 20th SAVE THE DATE! Click here for info 2024 Conference on the Environment Resource the View the important NEW Municipal Environmental and Energy Ordinance Library Access Library Ordinance Library 10 Commandments for Read More Conservation Commissions Help Support the Preserving, protecting, and enhancing the natural and built environments in New York communities. Join Now Environment Get to Conservation Advisory Commissions (CACs) and Conservation Boards (CBs) are found in cities, towns, and villages across the State of New York. View More Us Know Justice for the Protect and preserve our natural environment. Learn More Environment Continuing Focus on the Scarsdale Commission. Read More Work Our

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Who We Are – Celebrating 50 years

We speak with a united voice on matters of environmental planning and protection and encourage and support sound environmental policies and actions locally and across New York State.

Follow Our History

Preserving NYSACC’s history for future generations is an important part of our mission. This website contains archival material from years past.
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Our Commissions and Boards

We are found in cities, towns, and villages across the State of New York. Find your regional conservation conservation or board here. Read More.

Become a Member

We bring together millions of people—government officials, environmentalists, students, and citizens—who share your dedication to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the natural and built environments in New York communities. Read More.

Meet Our President

Simon Skolnik is the President of NYSACC and past chair (now member) of the Town of Bedford Conservation Board.  Besides their historic role in the protection of open space, Mr. Skolnik views Conservation Advisory Commissions and Boards, and Sustainability Committees, Climate Smart Task Forces and other energy conservation groups, as among the most vital and important institutions on combating climate change locally and mitigating its effects on the natural and built environments.

Latest Projects

Ongoing Environmental Initiatives Developed in our CACs and CBs

Scenic Hudson Launches Interactive Solar Mapping Tool

Helping communities find the best places to site solar energy – and support New York’s ambitious efforts to confront climate change. Read More.

Recycling and Sustainability in Scarsdale

Over the last several years the Scarsdale Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) has been instrumental in launching sustainability initiatives throughout Scarsdale and Westchester County. Read More.

Local Food Sourcing

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, many CAC’s were most likely already interested in promoting local food sourcing, which includes local farming, community gardens, and home gardening. Read More.









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Help preserve, protect, and enhance the natural and built environments in New York communities

Be a part of our future

Our members are an integral part of our accomplishments providing education and leadership of our environmental programs throughout New York State.


"Initiatives can be formed within your town to foster change."
Scarsdale CAC


"Let's forge new relationships to enhance our natural world."
NYSACC President


"Our actions can impact the environment through community."
Scarsdale CAC


"I appreciate NYSACC’s advice and support."
Gorham CB

Shared Goals

"NYSAAC enhances our activities and deepens our environmental goals."
Tompkins County EMC

2024 Conference on the Environment - September 18th through 20th