NYSACC would like to offer its members the opportunity to share with us the things they’ve done and provide us with information we can use. To start the ball rolling, the Town of Bedford Conservation Board presents a few of the things it cares about. Short Description of Bedford The
   June 23, 2020    Comments Off on Focus on a CAC
    Village of Scarsdale Conservation Advisory Council By Michelle Sterling michellesterling1@gmail.com  and Ron Schulhof rkschulhof@gmail.com Over the last several years the Scarsdale Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) has been instrumental in launching sustainability initiatives throughout Scarsdale and Westchester County. Initiatives include: Food scrap recycling (municipal and schools) Furniture donation Take it or leave
   January 27, 2021    Comments Off on FOCUS ON A CONSERVATION ADVISORY COMMISSION
Editor’s Note:  With the slow disappearance of county Environmental Management Councils (as of the end of this year, New York State with its 57 counties, if New York City’s 5 boroughs are counted as one, has 17 active EMCs), NYSACC has been highlighting regional groups around the state that have
   January 26, 2021    Comments Off on Focus on a Regional Group
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.  This interest was based on your concern that the food supply chain will be changed drastically by the climate crisis.  This pandemic, a fractional
   June 20, 2020    Comments Off on Local Food Sourcing
One of the goals NYSACC has set for itself this year is to locate all active CAC’s in New York State. While we are a member financed association, that hasn’t stopped us from contacting non-members and offering any help and assistance they might need. There is no source for this
   June 20, 2020    Comments Off on Meet our new interns
Greetings fellow environmentalists! My name is Kathryn Vellone, and this past October I was elected as the new Secretary for NYSACC. I reside in Elbridge, NY, where I’m an active member of the town’s Environmental Commission. I am a 2017 graduate of Paul Smith’s College (Natural Resources/Sustainability and Geographic Information
   June 20, 2020    Comments Off on Meet Your Board of Directors
Julie Ruben
   January 27, 2021    Comments Off on Meet Your Board of Directors
Peter A. Young, Chairman of the Town of Southold Conservation Advisory Council in Suffolk County was elected to the NYSAAC Board at our New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Conference in Albany on October 25, 2019. Peter has retired from careers in corporate real estate and military service.  He is
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We thank Joy Squires for 30 wonderful years of service as NYSACC President, as we chart a course for the future of NYSACC with our new President, Simon Skolnik.
   June 20, 2020    0
Happy 50th Birthday NYSACC! 2021 is NYSACC’s 50th Anniversary Year, and we want it to be our break-out year. For those of you who don’t know us, the New York State Association of Conservation Commissions is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit education organization that provides leadership in the development of vital
   January 28, 2021    Comments Off on Presidents Message
Editor’s Note: The question of destroying woodlands and agricultural land for the placement of solar facilities is not a settled issue. Consideration of previously disturbed sites, such as locations with building roofs, parking lots, and brownfields should be given first priority when considering siting. The tool described below should be
   January 27, 2021    Comments Off on Solar Mapping Tool