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SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 2000s

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 a Borrower or a Lender Be, October/November, 2009 Pesticide Reductions Won at Albany Common Council – We can fight City Hall and Win!, October/November, 2009…

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Town of Guilderland Wants to Build Soccer Fields

Town of Guilderland Wants to Build Soccer Fields

At the same Town Board meeting where the Board passed a zoning amendment prohibiting commercial soccer fields in residentially zoned areas, the Town Board heard a presentation by its director of parks about the towns own proposed soccer fields in the Pine Bush. The zoning amendment passed by the Town Board specifically prohibits commercial soccer fields, but allows town facilities in residentially zoned areas. The town proposes to build 10 outdoor soccer fields on the 100-acre site which the town…

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Speak out to Protect the Pine Bush in Colonie!

Speak out to Protect the Pine Bush in Colonie!

Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 PM Town of Colonie Operations Center, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, New York 12110 Everyone who is concerned about Pine Bush preservation should come to this important hearing. In 2005, after dozens of public meetings, the Town of Colonie created a Pine Bush overlay as part of the Town’s comprehensive plan. This conservation overlay was a hard-fought victory for the Pine Bush. Now, land owners in the Town of Colonie want to take…

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Save the Pine Bush

Save the Pine Bush

Proposed Hotel in the Pine Bush     Hotel Update: Oral Arguements in the NY Court of Appeals Tuesday, September 15 at 2:00 The Court of Appeals is next door to Albany City Hall. This is an extremely significant case, and could, if we win change who has standing in SEQRA cases. Click here to read Amicus briefs Read attorney Steve Downs’ commentary about the hotel case here. Action Alert! Hear the Oral Arguments in the NYS Appellate Division Friday,…

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Town of Guilderland Wants to Build Soccer Fields

Town of Guilderland Wants to Build Soccer Fields

At the same Town Board meeting where the Board passed a zoning amendment prohibiting commercial soccer fields in residentially zoned areas, the Town Board heard a presentation by its director of parks about the town’s own proposed soccer fields in the Pine Bush. The zoning amendment passed by the Town Board specifically prohibits commercial soccer fields, but allows town facilities in residentially zoned areas. The town proposes to build 10 outdoor soccer fields on the 100-acre site which the town…

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Houses Proposed in Colonie

Houses Proposed in Colonie

A public hearing was held before the Town Board of the Town of Colonie on a housing development proposed for 8 Lupe Way. This 35 acre site is located in the northwestern section of the Pine Bush and is a link to the Pine Bush ecosystem in Schenectady County. The land is currently zoned industrial, and the developer is seeking a zoning change to residential. About 40 houses or so are proposed, though no plat plans have been completed by…

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Woodsfield Estate – Proposal is Back!

Woodsfield Estate – Proposal is Back!

GUILDERLAND: The largest roadless area in the Pine Bush is under attack again. The proposed Woodsfield Estates would be built on 106 acres of Pine Bush along the Hungerkill. The developers propose 46 houses to be built on 26 acres of this parcel. The Planning Board of the Town of Guilderland is the Lead Agency for the Woodsfield Estates proposal and will hold a hearing on this proposed project on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 pm at the Guilderland Town Hall….

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Save the Pine Bush

Save the Pine Bush

The DiCaprio Farm parcel, and the two parcels to the west, the Lupe Parcel and the Proposed Lone Pine 7, are part of what the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission calls "Area 33". This section is about 300 acres, and is the largest roadless section of the Pine Bush ecosystem that is privately owned, and not protected.

Save the Pine Bush

Save the Pine Bush

April 17, 2001 Supervisor Runion, Members of the Council, Ladies & Gentlemen: Thank you for letting me speak tonight My name is Candace Lider and I live near the Dicaprio Farm. First, I want to thank the Town of Guilderland for their foresight in purchasing this beautiful property for the enjoyment of the residents of the Town. It is not every day that a Town Government perceives the need for open space, and acts on that need. The Dicaprio Farm…

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How does Save the Pine Bush stop developers?

How does Save the Pine Bush stop developers?

Save the Pine Bush uses the courts to force government agencies to follow environmental preservation laws. The City of Albany has been notorious for ignoring the State Environmental Quality Review Act. We have been very successful in our lawsuits to block improper approvals of construction projects in the Pine Bush. Save the Pine Bush’s Victories and Challenges Victories 繚The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) purchased “Karner Meadows” (also known as Blueberry Hill) a 190 acre site near…

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Newsletters Articles Ordered by Subject

Newsletters Articles Ordered by Subject

Search Newsletter Archives: What is Full Protection, Partial Protection and who is the Pine Bush? – By Lynne Jackson – June / July 2022 Newsletter A Tribute To Lew Oliver, our wonderful lawyer The Pine Bush’s Most Famous Resident – The Karner Blue Butterfly Save the Pine Bush Victories and Fights The Thruway Authority Comes Across Royally, Dec 99/Jan 00Save the Pine Bush is 25!, Mar/Apr 03 Legislation regarding standing in court We Need the Environmental Access to Justice Act,…

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