Another opportunity to Ask Albany County to Dedicate Funds to Buy Pine Bush Lands. Mon Dec 5 6:30 PM PLEASE offer a PUBLIC COMMENT before the budget vote: savethepinebush.org/county-budget

Save the Pine Bush

In the bitter cold, about a dozen people came out to protest the bulldozing of the Avila House site. Though Save the Pine Bush had lost all of its appeals in the courts, we know that we are legally, morally and ethically right. No more construction should be made in the Pine Bush.

 

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Avila House site looking west from Columbia Circle Drive

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Avila House site with bulldozer and bulldozed trees piled in front

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Protesters walk down Columbia Circle Drive in freezing cold

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Sandra Camp and John Wolcott hold Save the Pine Bush sign

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Protesters show signs to cars passing by

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Temperatures hovered around 10 degrees, walking kept us warm.

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Protesters stand in front of sign advertising for Avila House

Roll 21 - 12 A passer-by brought us all coffee, for which we are deeply grateful.

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Lynne Jackson and John Wolcott have a friendly chat with an Albany Police Officer about safely protesting.

Roll 21 - 14 Two police cars were sent to talk to the protesters.