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February 24, 2011
In This Issue:
  • Asking New York State for Pennies for Parks
  • Another Piece of a Local Wildlife Habitat Puzzle
  • Obama Seeks Full Funding for Open Space
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    Asking New York State for Pennies for Parks

    Pennies for Parks

    In response to NYS budget cuts, the Alliance for New York State Parks renewed its call for a dedicated funding stream. An avoidable one-cent fee charged to consumers who use disposable grocery store plastic bags has public support.

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    Another Piece of a Local Wildlife Habitat Puzzle

    Kiernan Farm Gardiner

    For the second time in six months, OSI has purchased land in Orange County that helps protect a slender “conservation corridor,” while also buffering nearby natural preserves.

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    Obama Seeks Full Funding for Open Space

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    President Obama proposed full funding—$900 million—of the Land and Water Conservation Fund for only the third time in its 48-year history. 

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