By Tom Ellis, June/July 2021 Save the Pine Bush Newsletter ON THE INTERNET: Long time Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC) Conservation Director Neil Gifford began his April 17, 2021 SPB meeting comments saying, “Thirty years of managing the world’s best scrub oak pitch pine barrens has taught us a lot.” His topic was “The … The Pine Bush & the Pandemic – April 2021 Save the Pine Bush Lecture by Long time Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC) Conservation Director Neil Gifford
by Tom Ellis ALBANY, NY: Lynne Jackson spoke about current developments in the Pine Bush and Steve Downs about The War on Terror – Twenty Years Later, at the February 23 Save the Pine Bush virtual meeting. After thanking SPB members for their financial contributions to assist one of SPB’s dinner chefs, Adam Baldwin, with … Save the Pine Bush Update and the War on Terror
by Tom Ellis ALBANY, NY: Lou Ismay died on October 12. He was 96. One of the great environmental leaders and educators of the last half-century, he pioneered a unique course–the Environmental Forum–at the University at Albany where students chose and worked on important short- and long-term environmental projects that were often handed over to … Save the Pine Bush Loses a Friend – Lou Ismay
by Lynne Jackson We all miss getting together every month to eat delicious lasagna. Covid is still with us, and probably will be with us for decades to come. Is it time for Save the Pine Bush to start thinking about getting together again to eat delicious lasagna and enjoy each other’s company? But, is … Lasagna Dinners
GUILDERLAND, NY: Rapp Road Development, a corporate entity of Pyramid/Crossgates, is proposing to build on about 46 acres of land. Originally, the proposal was to build 222 apartments on 20 acres of land adjacent to the Pine Bush preserve. After the Town Planning Board appointed themselves the lead agency, the project was exapanded to include … Proposed Crossgates Development
Guilderland and Pyramid look for second suit, filed by Save the Pine Bush, to be dismissed Monday, August 2, 2021 – 19:13 Enterprise file photo — Michael Koff The not-for-profit group Save The Pine Bush, in November 2020, celebrated when Westmere residents won a lawsuit (which was recently overturned) that stopped construction of two Pyramid projects. … Guilderland and Pyramid look for second suit, filed by Save the Pine Bush, to be dismissed
Dear All, In two weeks, the Town of Guilderland will hold an in-person hearing on Pine Bush Senior Living PUD-24 New Karner Road on Tuesday July 13. The Town Board meeting begins at 7 PM This project was approved in 2015, but, it appears that the developer never broke ground. See the Altamont Enterprise article:https://altamontenterprise.com/04042019/depth-look-pine-bush-senior-living … 24 New Karner Road Senior Living Facility – Speak out on July 13th
By Hugh Johnson ON THE INTERNET: Lynne Jackson invited me to give a ZOOM talk about the status of our climate change at the February 17, 2021, “Save the Pine Bush Meeting.” In this winter of COVID, it was easy to forget we are still in a climate crisis. Look what happened in Texas during … Are the Winds of Change Finally Here?
Hugh Johnson Retired National Weather Service Meteorologist will speak about Are the “Winds of Change” Finally Here? So we finally have a new President and a attitude toward climate change. Will it be enough or is it too late? More importantly will these policies be blocked? Meanwhile how fast is the earth warming now? Join … Save the Pine Bush Take-Out or Delivery!
Save the Date! Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. June 2022 Virtual Pine Bush Meeting Long time educator and SPB member Tom Ellis of Albany will discuss land preservation in the Adirondacks and the Pine Bush. Tom’s talk is a follow up to his May 24 Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library-sponsored review … Save the Pine Bush Virtual Meeting – September 21, 2022