The Central Catskills Great Outdoor Experience

A Call to Action by Catskill Mt. Club

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!
Help Protect New York’s Parks, Preserves and State Forests
from ATVs

We have just learned of a proposal currently being considered by the NY State Senate that will have devastating impacts on potentially all lands managed by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, including the Wilderness and Wild Forest areas of the Catskills Park and of the Adirondack Park – lands that are designated as “forever wild” by the NY State Constitution.

Special interests are trying to push through a bill that will open these protected natural treasures to All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) usage. This irresponsible legislation would allow New York’s 250,000 ATVs access to our parks and forests, where they would gouge deep ruts into trails, illegally ride roughshod off trail, cause extensive and irreparable damage to vegetation, disturb wildlife, and bring noise and pollution into the very heart of our pristine natural recreation areas. It would even allow children as young as 10 to operate these machines on public roads and lands!

This proposal has been included in the state budget bill, “must pass” legislation that will be acted on before April 1. We appreciate very much our members and friends actions to help us achieve our Catskill Park funding goals to protect and improve the Catskills. Now we must ask you to help prevent this destructive policy from being enacted.

Please go to the Adirondack Mountain Club’s website to read the letter addressed to Governor Cuomo and Senate President Flanagan and let them know that you want this language removed. The letter can be customized with your own comments in the field below the text. Then call your State Senator to let them know what you think. http://www.catskillmountainclub.org is a regional organization.

Thank you once again for helping to preserve and protect New York’s great Park’s and public forests!

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About carolobeirne

Director of the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce Coordinator for the Enhanced Recreational Opportunities to the East Branch of the Delaware Stream corridor which runs from Grand Gorge in the Town of Roxbury to the Pepacton Reservoir

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