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Crossgates Casts a Dark Shadow Over the Pine Bush

  This chart, prepared by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission and distributed to the Zoning Committee on Novemember 20, 2003, shows the census of Karner Blue Butterflies at the Crossgates Karner Blue Butterfly Hill. Note when the Crossgates Theater Expansion occurred.  

Letter to Albany County District Attorney and Others Regarding Illegal Bulldozing

May 9, 2006 The Honorable Denise Sheehan Commissioner of Environmental Conservation New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway Albany, New York 12233 The Honorable Elliot Spitzer New York Attorney General The Capitol Albany, NY 12224-0341 The Honorable David Soares Albany County District Attorney County Courthouse Room 218 Albany, NY 12207 The Honorable Gerald Letter to Albany County District Attorney and Others Regarding Illegal Bulldozing

Save the Pine Bush Public Meeting Citizens can take legal action against the City of Albany over the landfill

Wednesday March 14, 2007 at 7:00 pm Village of Colonie Family Recreation Center 2 Thunder Road, Albany From Albany, go West on Central Avenue. Six blocks (1/10 of a mile) past Wolf Road, turn right onto Locust Park. Turn right onto Thunder Road and go to the Village of Colonie Family Recreation Center Get Directions Save the Pine Bush Public Meeting Citizens can take legal action against the City of Albany over the landfill

Join Save the Pine Bush in the Fight to End Plastic Pollution – Tuesday May 14th – NYS Capitol

Please join Save the Pine Bush in advocating with the New York is NOT Disposable Coalition to meet with your state representatives in Albany to help get two critical bills — the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act (S4246-b/A5322-b) and the Bigger Better Bottle Bill (S237-b/A6353) — to reduce single-use plastics and increase reuse, refill Join Save the Pine Bush in the Fight to End Plastic Pollution – Tuesday May 14th – NYS Capitol

Save the Pine Bush History Index

A Brief Historical Note on the Six Mile Waterworks (Rensselaer Lake), July/Aug 96 New Light on an Old Road – Part I, Mar/Apr 98 New Light on an Old Road – Part II, June/July 98 Pushing and Pulling West – Pending Extensions of the Boundaries of the Pine Bush Preserve, Oct/Nov 99 State Recognizes The Save the Pine Bush History Index

John Wolcott, historian, preservationist, activist, and fierce advocate for the Pine Bush, dies at 90

ALBANY, NY: It is with great sadness that Save the Pine Bush learned of the passing of John Wolcott of Albany, NY, Thursday afternoon, August 17.  John was a founding member of  Save the Pine Bush in 1978.  He was a plaintiff on every lawsuit filed by Save the Pine Bush. Born September 22, 1932, John passed away John Wolcott, historian, preservationist, activist, and fierce advocate for the Pine Bush, dies at 90

Costco Press Conference, May 31, 2023

Dear All, The press conference by Save the Pine Bush, Mothers Out Front and the Guilderland Coaltion for Responsible Growth was well attended.  Below are links to articles from the Altamont Enterprise, Channel 10 and Channel 6. Today, the Times Union published an article by Chris Churchill, “Guilderland shouldn’t fall for Costco scam”.  Here is Costco Press Conference, May 31, 2023

Press Conference, Public Hearing on Pyramid Crossgates’ request for tax abatement for proposed Costco

Dear All, On Wednesday, May 31, the Guilderland IDA is holding a public hearing on Crossgates Releasco (Pyramid Corporation) request for tax abatement and donation of roads through eminent domain for the proposed Costco. If you wish to comment on the project, here are things you can do: Here is a link to the proposed Press Conference, Public Hearing on Pyramid Crossgates’ request for tax abatement for proposed Costco

Ward Stone was employed by the state but he worked for the people, animals, and environment

Published in the Altamont Enterprise, 3/2/23 To the Editor: I greatly appreciate your full-page commentary in the Feb. 16 issue about Ward Stone [“From the editor: A scientist who strove to make a healthier Earth”]. I knew Ward for 40 years. Ward was a rare public servant: competent, articulate, hardworking, fearless. He insisted he had Ward Stone was employed by the state but he worked for the people, animals, and environment

Environmental crusader Ward Stone is dead at 84

Longtime state wildlife pathologist fought many battles against pollution — and his bosses at the Department of Environmental Conservation https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/environmental-crusader-former-radio-host-ward-17776032.php Updated: Feb. 10, 2023 11:22 a.m. HUDSON —Ward Stone, the longtime state wildlife pathologist whose name became synonymous with environmental activism as he helped uncover and publicize the threat of PCBs, died Wednesday in Columbia Environmental crusader Ward Stone is dead at 84

4298 Albany Street, Town of Colonie

Dear All, Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8, the Town of Colonie Planning Board will have a sketch plan review for an 8,000 sq foot warehouse on the 4.8 acre vacant lot behind Yonder Farms in the Albany Pine Bush — 4298 Albany Street.  The Planning Board meets at 6:00 PM at the Town of Colonie Memorial 4298 Albany Street, Town of Colonie

SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 2000s

2020s 🦋 2010s 🦋 2000s 🦋 1990s Search Newsletter Archives: 2009 🦋 2008 🦋 2007 🦋 2006 🦋 2005 🦋 2004 🦋 2003 🦋 2002 🦋 2001 🦋 2000 2009 October/November 2009 – Download printable PDF version Bringing Back Sustainable Karner Blue Populations, October/November, 2009 September Biogas Talk, October/November, 2009 Buckmoth Monitoring, October/November, 2009 Neither SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 2000s

SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 2010s

2020s 🦋 2010s 🦋 2000s 🦋 1990s Search Newsletter Archives: 2019 🦋 2018 🦋 2017 🦋 2016 🦋 2015 🦋 2014 🦋 2013 🦋 2012 🦋 2011 🦋 2010 2019 Newsletter 🦋 December/January 2019-20 Newsletter Download printable PDF version Listen to the Podcasts Merton Simpson — Fighting Environmental Racial Injustice, December/January 2019 Air Pollution in SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 2010s

SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 1990s

2020s 🦋 2010s 🦋 2000s 🦋 1990s Search Newsletter Archives: 1999 🦋 1998 🦋 1997 🦋 1996 🦋 1995 🦋 1994 1999 December 1999, January 2000 Garbage in the Pine Bush – City Proposes Landfill Expansion SPB Files Most Unpopular Suit Yet – Sues the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission The Thruway Authority Comes Across SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 1990s

Photos Listed by Date – 1970s/1980s

Return to Newsletter Index 1984 George Brown Farm 1984 1983 Hamlet of Guilderland AKA Hamiltonville Glasshouse Doesburgh 1983 1982 Kidney Foundation Hike 1982 1981 PB Kidney Foundation HIkeathon oct 1981 View from Strawberry Hill toward High PointShaker Farm Site (1981) – Now International Truck Dealership Near Washington Ave. WalmartLynne Jackson and Linda Champagne Walking in Photos Listed by Date – 1970s/1980s

PAUSE – Zero Waste

by Diana Wright PAUSE/Zero Waste partnered with the City of Albany on Saturday September 8 for the first (hopefully) annual Zero Waste Jazz Fest. Thank you to all those who volunteered to be ambassadors and work at the registration table. It was a great success. Attendees were very appreciative of our efforts to reduce waste PAUSE – Zero Waste

Keystone “Conservation Subdivision” – 4152 Albany Street

This property is an area recommended for Full Protection by the Albany Pine Bush Commission. On April 20, 2020, a developer proposed developing 4152 Albany Street with their initial site plan review. a. Sketch Plan Review i. [6:00 p.m.] 4152 Albany Street. Proposed Conservation Subdivision. Applicant: Keystone Homes, Inc., represented by Advance Engineering & Surveying Keystone “Conservation Subdivision” – 4152 Albany Street

Zeroing Out Waste Conference

Speakers Include: Neil Seldman, Institute of Local Self Reliance Professor Paul Connett, International Waste Management Researcher Majora Carter, Environmental Justice Leader, Founder Sustainable South Bronx Barbara Warren, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition Why do we have so much garbage? What can we do to prevent it? Looking at the trash question as a resource issue and a Zeroing Out Waste Conference

THE CLEAN AIR COALITION JOINS THE LIGHTS OUT NORLITE EAT IN THE STREETS IN COHOES FRIDAY JULY 23RD AT 6:30PM

Dear Save the Pine Bush Friends, Please support this great event from Lights Out Norlite and the Clean Air Coalition. Thanks,Lynne Jackson HELLO ADVOCATES – THE CLEAN AIR COALITION OF GREATER RAVENA COEYMANS IS JOINING LIGHTS OUT NORLITE’S “EAT IN THE STREETS” FRIDAY JULY 23RD AT 6:30PM. WE ARE RAISING COMMUNITY AWARENESS ON THE LOCAL THE CLEAN AIR COALITION JOINS THE LIGHTS OUT NORLITE EAT IN THE STREETS IN COHOES FRIDAY JULY 23RD AT 6:30PM

Just Say No to the Bridge!

The Village of Colonie is proposing to build a bridge in the Pine Bush over the Rapp Road/Lincoln Avenue railroad tracks. To allow for high-speed rail, all Òat gradeÓ crossings over railroad tracks are to be eliminated. The Village wants to eliminate the Rapp Road/Lincoln Avenue crossing by building a bridge. Save the Pine Bush Just Say No to the Bridge!

Waste Management Pulls Out of Seeking to Dump in Albany’s South End Community – Dominick Calsolaro

By Dominick Calsolaro, June/July 2021 Save the Pine Bush Newsletter ALBANY: In April, Waste Management of New York, Inc, (WM) informed residents of Albany’s South End that it was again asking the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to approve a solid waste permit modification to allow WM to accept municipal solid waste (MSW) at its Waste Management Pulls Out of Seeking to Dump in Albany’s South End Community – Dominick Calsolaro

The International Energy Agency Issues a Landmark Statement About Fossil Fuels, Bill McKibben

By Bill McKibben, June/July 2021 Save the Pine Bush Newsletter Our hope for a livable world rests on a series of crucial sentences. May 18, 2021:The crucial turning points of the climate era can be found in a series of sentences, some of them pretty opaque, but all of them critical. The latest came on Tuesday The International Energy Agency Issues a Landmark Statement About Fossil Fuels, Bill McKibben

Returning to flight Efforts of New England biologists help usher in rebirth of the endangered Karner blue butterfly

CONCORD, N.H. – Two biologists crawled through a field thick with blueberry, black chokeberry, and scrub oak, searching for butterfly eggs the size of pinheads. Suddenly, one of them, Steve Fuller, thrust a hand into the air. “Found one!” he shouted. As his colleague, Heidi Holman, ran to his side, Fuller opened his hand to Returning to flight Efforts of New England biologists help usher in rebirth of the endangered Karner blue butterfly

Rapp Road Costco and Town of Guilderland State Appellate HearingLivestream

Dear All, Please note: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – 1:00pm Rapp Road Costco and Town of Guilderland State Appellate HearingLivestream: http://wowza.nycourts.gov/ad3/ad3.php Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25, the oral argument for the case of Hart v Town of Guilderland, will be heard.  This is the case involving the proposed Costco, apartments and office building in the Pine Bush along Rapp Road Costco and Town of Guilderland State Appellate HearingLivestream

Destroying History at The Pine Bush Preserve

by Steve Rider On its website it states that the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission “assure(s) the protection, restoration and management of the natural and cultural resources of the Albany Pine Bush.” However, in reality preservation of cultural resources is given little priority compared to the ecological goals. Original, unspoiled remnants of four historic roads Destroying History at The Pine Bush Preserve

PAUSE – Zero Waste

by Tom Ellis ALBANY, NY: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC or Commission) Conservation Director Neil Gifford spoke at SPB’s June 19 dinner about the ongoing work of the the Com- mission and the proposed Pyramid Crossgates 222-unit apartment development on Rapp Road inGuilderland. He began saying that “in no small part do we [the PAUSE – Zero Waste

Keith Schue and Ward Stone fire up “Save the Pine Bush” about the Proposed Gas Turbines and the ongoing toxin issues at Sheridan Hollow

ALBANY, NY: At our February Save the Pine Bush dinner, two speakers, Keith Schue and Ward Stone, spoke about how toxic pollutants continue to impact the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood in Albany and how it might get even worse. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) had planned to install a new Gas Keith Schue and Ward Stone fire up “Save the Pine Bush” about the Proposed Gas Turbines and the ongoing toxin issues at Sheridan Hollow