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Save the Pine Bush Turns 46 Years Old!

Save the Pine Bush Turns 46 Years Old!

by Lynne Jackson Forty-six years ago, Save the Pine Bush came into being. On February 6, 1978, the Albany City Planning Board scheduled a public hearing on four developments in the Pine Bush: the Dunes, Pinehurst, Pine Circle, and a development by Charles Touhey. However, it snowed that day. It snowed so much that the offices of the New York State government were closed by the governor and stayed closed the next day. Just because the entire city was shut…

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Update on Costcos and IDA Tax Breaks – June 28 2023

Update on Costcos and IDA Tax Breaks – June 28 2023

Dear All, Yesterday, members of Save the Pine Bush and the Guilderland Coalition for Responsible Growth spoke with Channel 6 prior to the Guilderland Industrial Development Agency meeting. Afterward, we went into the IDA meeting. To my great surprise, at the beginning of the meeting, the chair announced that no decision would be made that evening regarding giving tax breaks or acquiring the roads through eminent domain. Instead, the IDA board had written a series of 12 questions. The board…

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Guilderland Coalition for Responsible Growth, Save the Pine Bush, and Mothers Out Front object to tax abatement and donation of roads through eminent domain for Pyramid Corporation

Guilderland Coalition for Responsible Growth, Save the Pine Bush, and Mothers Out Front object to tax abatement and donation of roads through eminent domain for Pyramid Corporation

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2023 For Further Information: Contact Robyn Gray at (518) 727-6841 or Lynne Jackson at (518) 366-7324   Press Advisory – Tuesday, June 27, 6:45 PM  Guilderland Coalition for Responsible Growth, Save the Pine Bush, and Mothers Out Front object to tax abatement and donation of roads through eminent domain for Pyramid Corporation GUILDERLAND, NY: The Guilderland Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is scheduled to make a decision at their meeting on Tuesday, June 26 regarding tax abatement…

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Costco Press Conference, May 31, 2023

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 a link to that article that everyone should be able to open: https://www.timesunion.com/churchill/article/chris-churchill-guilderland-shouldn-t-fall-18135472.php?utm_source=marketing&utm_medium=copy-url-link&utm_campaign=article-share&hash=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGltZXN1bmlvbi5jb20vY2h1cmNoaWxsL2FydGljbGUvY2hyaXMtY2h1cmNoaWxsLWd1aWxkZXJsYW5kLXNob3VsZG4tdC1mYWxsLTE4MTM1NDcyLnBocA==&time=MTY4NjA1NTgzNTYzOQ==&rid=NGM3YzAxMmMtNTc4OC00YjE0LTk0ZDctM2I2MmI5MmY0NzBk&sharecount=MQ== The next meeting regarding the proposed tax breaks and eminent domain for…

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

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 tax abatement and eminent domain:https://www.townofguilderland.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif7546/f/uploads/costco_-amended_ida_application_with_attachments_5.16.23-c.pdf Hope to see you at the press conference and the hearing! Thanks so much,Lynne JacksonFor Save the Pine Bush

Proposed Development in Colonie

Proposed Development in Colonie

by Lynne Jackson COLONIE, NY: The Town of Colonie Planning Board voted to recommend the rezoning of an 11.89 acre site at 4232 Albany Street from industrial to single-family residential after a public hearing on January 10. Five people spoke in opposition, four were from Save the Pine Bush. The rezoning would allow for construction of two houses on the property. The site is adjacent on two sides by land in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and the Albany Pine…

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Visiting the Legislature

Visiting the Legislature

by Lynne Jackson ALBANY, NY: On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Save the Pine Bush volunteers attended the Albany County Legislature’s budget hearing. At the 17 minute hearing, only eight people spoke. Seven of us spoke about the Pine Bush Preservation! I will admit to be surprised that so few people attended and spoke at the hearing about Albany County’s budget of over $700 million. After the hearing, William Clay came over to speak with us. He is the legislator for…

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30×30 – Let’s Buy All of the Remaining Pine Bush!

30×30 – Let’s Buy All of the Remaining Pine Bush!

by Lynne Jackson ALBANY, NY: Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (A.5390B/S.6191A) that sets the goal to conserve at least 30 percent of U.S. land and water by 2030. This legislation will promote biodiversity and preserve New York’s wildlife, forests, and clean water sources, which are all essential to New York’s health and economy. Governor Kathy Hochul said, “New Yorkers rely on our clean water for recreation, forests to provide wildlife habitats, and the outdoor spaces for jobs and adventures,” It’s…

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Ward Stone, longtime DEC wildlife pathologist, dies at 84

Ward Stone, longtime DEC wildlife pathologist, dies at 84

By Ted Remsnyder | February 9, 2023 TROY — Ward Stone, who served as the state’s wildlife pathologist for over four decades, died Wednesday morning at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson after a long illness. Stone, who held his post with the Department of Environmental Conservation from 1969 until his retirement in 2010, left behind a long legacy of environmental advocacy in his 41 years on the job. Stone, 84, is survived by six children and his longtime partner Mary…

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Save the Pine Bush Action Alert!

Save the Pine Bush Action Alert!

Save the Pine Bush Action Alert! Action Alerts! December, 1998/January 1999 Albany Residents – Call/Write To Your Alderman to Oppose the Drumlin Fields Office Complex Capital District Residents – Call/Write to Local Elected Officials Please call/write to Oppose these Guilderland and Albany Developments ACTION ALERT!! Write or Call Your State Legislators Today Ask for Money to Buy Pine Bush Your Voice Makes a Big Difference! The New York State Budget is being prepared and it’s that time of year when…

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Ask Albany County to Dedicate Funds to Buy Pine Bush

Ask Albany County to Dedicate Funds to Buy Pine Bush

Dear All, Save the Pine Bush made a great showing at the Albany County Legislature budget hearing held two days before Thanksgiving.  Seven of the eight speakers at the hearing asked for funds to buy Pine Bush.  Good for us! Tomorrow, December 5, the Albany County Legislature will vote on the budget.   Let’s continue our ask to the Albany County Legislature for funds to purchase the remaining privately-held properties in the Pine Bush ecosystem.   Anyone can speak at…

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Save the Pine Bush Lost Good Friends – Jim Travers, Save the Pine Bush Volunteer

Save the Pine Bush Lost Good Friends – Jim Travers, Save the Pine Bush Volunteer

ALBANY, NY: Lynne Jackson was asked to speak at Jim’s memorial service. Here are her edited comments. Jim was a passionate advocate for the environment. With Save the Pine Bush, he worked tirelessly opposing the expansion of the Albany Landfill in the Pine Bush. But, he especially worked to stop the City of Albany from operating a landfill on 361 acres of beautiful woodland in the Town of Coeymans, where he lived. Jim read and researched landfills extensively. He knew…

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What is Full Protection, Partial Protection and who is the Pine Bush?

What is Full Protection, Partial Protection and who is the Pine Bush?

by Lynne Jackson ALBANY, NY: Recently, a number of people have asked me why developers can build in the Pine Bush — isn’t the Pine Bush protected? This question has got me thinking about how confusing all of the terms used in this fight to save the Pine Bush can be. And, it does not help that government officials and developers don’t seem to know either. The Pine Bush Ecosystem Let’s start at the beginning — the Pine Bush ecosystem….

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Practical Steps We Can Take to Save Our Climate

Practical Steps We Can Take to Save Our Climate

by Tom Ellis Ed. Note: Here is the PowerPoint for the lecture. We are working on getting the audio from the lecture online in the coming weeks. ALBANY, NY: Tina Lieberman and Bill Reinhardt spoke remotely at an Earth Day April 20 SPB meeting about practical steps we can take to reduce carbon emissions and save our climate. Lynne introduced the program and Carole Waterman the speakers. Tina spoke first, then Bill, each then took turns, with finally a discussion…

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Save the Pine Bush Update and the War on Terror

Save the Pine Bush Update and the War on Terror

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 his sudden medical bills, Lynne thanked Andy Arthur for creating an on-line “event sweeper” that quickly identifies proposed projects in the pine barrens sections of…

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Save the Pine Bush Appeal Heard in the NYS Appellate Division, Third Department

Save the Pine Bush Appeal Heard in the NYS Appellate Division, Third Department

by Lynne Jackson ALBANY: On March 23, the Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department heard Save the Pine Bush’s appeal of the dismissal of our case against the Town of Guilderland and Pyramid over the proposed apartments, Costco and office buildings. Todd Ommen, of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic argued for Save the Pine Bush. The main argument was that the issues Save the Pine Bush raised in our case in Supreme Court have never been heard. Residents in…

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4298 Albany Street, Town of Colonie

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 Town Hall, 534 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110. This is a relatively small lot and it’s next to existing warehouses and Yonder Farms, but it…

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Curry Road Solar Colonie (Eden Renewables) Proposed on 75-acres of Full Protection Lands

Curry Road Solar Colonie (Eden Renewables) Proposed on 75-acres of Full Protection Lands

As much as we love solar, the Eden Renewable Solar Project in Colonie is NOT okay. Dear Save the Pine Bush Friends, Please come to the public hearing regarding the proposed Solar Farm in the Pine Bush. I have included links to the documents and maps. Thank you so much, Lynne Jackson For Save the Pine Bush Join the next fight for the Pine Bush Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Town of Colonie…

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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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Photos Listed by Date – 1970s/1980s

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 Pine Bush in October 1981 1980 Kidney Foundation Hike 1980 – Golden Grass with Hikers 1977 Snowmobiles, Skiers, Winter Recreation in Albany Pine Bush Winter…

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Lasagna Dinners

Lasagna Dinners

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 the loosening of covid restrictions a good idea? On February 9, 2022, the NY Times reports that 2576 Americans died of the disease on just…

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A Solar Farm in the Pine Bush? Balancing conflicting environmental needs

A Solar Farm in the Pine Bush? Balancing conflicting environmental needs

by Lynne Jackson COLONIE, NY: A solar farm is proposed to be built on 75 acres of Pine Bush ecosystem in the Town of Colonie. The proposal is called the Lishakill 1 Solar Farm at 2772 Curry Rd and Lishakill 2 Solar Farm at 2792 Curry Rd. Save the Pine Bush supports sustainable energy production, including wind, solar and other renewal types of energy. However, taking seventy-five acres of Pine Bush ecosystem to build a solar farm is not acceptable….

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Save the Pine Bush Files Appeal

Save the Pine Bush Files Appeal

by Lynne Jackson ALBANY, NY: Save the Pine Bush has filed an appeal in January to the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department in the matter of Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland and others over Pyramid Corporation’s proposal to build apartments, office buildings and a Costco in the Pine Bush. Originally, SPB filed suit in NYS Supreme Court. The NYS Supreme Court judge dismissed the case, saying that a previous decision in favor of the Town…

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Proposed School Bus Garage at 100 Broderick

Proposed School Bus Garage at 100 Broderick

Do you ever walk the Karner Barrens Yellow Trail from the Discovery Center, past the large vernal wetlands and the recently restored area that was a former trailer park? You might soon be joined by the rumble and toxic smoke of school buses, should South Colonie School District build their bus garage next to one of more wild and remote areas on popular Yellow Trail. On Monday, November 1st, the South Colonie School District asked the Colonie Village Board to…

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Proposed Developments to Watch

Proposed Developments to Watch

by Lynne Jackson GUILDERLAND, NY: Save the Pine Bush is watching several proposals in the Pine Bush in Guilderland. These include the proposed Pyramid projects, one of which is a Costco with 18 gas pumps. With climate change a critical issue, the Town of Guilderland should not permit the construction of any fossil fuel infrastructure. Currently, SPB, represented by the Pace Environmental Law Clinic, has a lawsuit before the New York State Supreme Court over the approval of this development….

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Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic Defends the Pine Bush

Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic Defends the Pine Bush

by Tom Ellis ALBANY, NY: Todd Ommen and Robert O’Connor of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic (PELC) made a joint zoom presentation at the June 16th Save the Pine Bush dinner. Lynne Jackson hosted the event. Mr. Ommen led off. He is the PELC managing attorney and supervises interns. He began practicing environmental law in 2007, joined PELC in 2016, after prior corporate litigation and a stint with the NY Attorney General. He said there was little environmental law in…

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

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 ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH CATASTROPHES FROM WASTE, TOXIC CHEMICAL AND TIRE INCINERATION. PARK BY OR AT COHOES CITY HALL 97 Mohawk St. THEN MEET UP…

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24 New Karner Road Senior Living Facility – Speak out on July 13th

24 New Karner Road Senior Living Facility – Speak out on July 13th

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 Here is the site plan:https://www.townofguilderland.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif3196/f/uploads/200285-3-full_set-4.16.21_2.pdf Here are the documents related to the hearing:https://www.townofguilderland.org/town-board/pages/pine-bush-senior-living-pud-24-new-karner-road I cannot find the Environmental Assessment Form or the Environmental Impact Statement…

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Garage Sale a Great Success!

Garage Sale a Great Success!

Garage Sale a Great Success! Garage Sale a Great Success! by Lynne Jackson Many many people donated lots of great stuff for our October 4 garage and bake sale. We made $750 for the day! Thanks especially to Candace and Bob Lider for letting us use their large two-car garage; Sandra Camp for organizing the entire affair; Jesse Strock for bringing volunteers; and the many many volunteers who helped make it happen including Jennifer Brady-Connor, Ellen Young, Marilyn Mattice, Jay…

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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

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, 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 Pine Bush and the Pandemic: Update on the Preserve.” He offered an update on land protection, management and monitoring. His comments focused on paleoecology. He…

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Rapp Road Costco and Town of Guilderland State Appellate HearingLivestream

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.  New counsel has been retained by Pyramid Cos. with Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber representing the Town of Guilderland. The Guilderland Coalition for Responsible Growth has more information…

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3131 East Old State Road Subdivision – Pine Bush in Danger !

3131 East Old State Road Subdivision – Pine Bush in Danger !

Dear All, Another proposed development is on the Planning Board agenda for next Wednesday.  Please see information below and link. The EAF notes that Frosted Elfin and Karner Blue are on the site. People who are interested should plan on attending the Planning Board meeting and writing to the Planning Board about this proposal. Thanks so much,Lynne Jackson A G E N D A GUILDERLAND PLANNING BOARD PLANNING BOARD MAY 26, 2021 07:00 PM  1. Call to Order  2. Approval…

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Pine Bush Loses – Drumlin Fields Approved

Pine Bush Loses – Drumlin Fields Approved

Pine Bush Loses – Drumlin Fields Approved  Albany Common Council Votes Against Pine Bush Approves Drumlin Fields Office Complex Ignores Commission and all Rational Thought by Lynne Jackson The Common Council, against the wishes of its constituents, major environmental organizations in Albany, Save the Pine Bush, and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, approved the re-zoning of 46 acres of Pine Bush from residential to commercial on Monday, March 15. The Pine Bush lost by only one vote. The Pine…

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Save the Pine Bush Loses A Very Dear Friend

Save the Pine Bush Loses A Very Dear Friend

It is with great sadness that we observe the passing of our dear friend, Louise Burch. Louise was a stalwart volunteer for Save the Pine Bush for decades. She folded newsletters and drove Rezsin and the newsletters to the post office. But, most important of all, she selflessly washed the dishes at the dinners, so that others could enjoy the food and the listen to the speakers. She did those behind the scenes important necessary tasks that needed to be…

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Neil Gifford – Good News about the Pine Bush

Neil Gifford – Good News about the Pine Bush

by Tom Ellis ALBANY, NY: “I would not be standing here without the work Save the Pine Bush has done to hold people accountable,” said Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC or commission) Director Neil Gifford, as he began his presentation at the May 18 SPB dinner. Neil spoke at length about the Karner Blue Butterfly (KBB). Lynne Jackson introduced him saying APBPC sustains the Pine Bush and Neil has been with the commission for 19 years. Neil said the…

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Neil Gifford Brings Good News

Neil Gifford Brings Good News

by Lynne Jackson   ALBANY: Neil Gifford, conservation director of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, spoke at the Save the Pine Bush Earth Day dinner on April 22. He brought good news. Neil began by describing “young forest management.” Young forests are dominated by shrubs and saplings, and are often found where old farm fields and pastures used to be, in places regenerating from timber and in pine barrens. Many species of greatest conservation need live in these young…

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The News comes to the Pine Bush – Dina Cappiello Speaks

The News comes to the Pine Bush – Dina Cappiello Speaks

by Lynne Jackson ALBANY: The First Presbyterian Church was the setting for the July Save the Pine Bush vegetarian/vegan lasagna dinner. Dina Cappiello, environmental reporter for the Hearst-owned Times Union regaled the diners with passionate tales of what it is like to be one of the 50 full-time environmental reporters in the country. Educated in science and journalism at Columbia University, Cappiello has beencovering the environmental beat at the Times Union for the past three years. By her own admission,…

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Proposed Lincoln Park Sewage Treatment Plant

Proposed Lincoln Park Sewage Treatment Plant

by Tom Ellis ALBANY, NY: Dan Van Riper spoke about the proposed Lincoln Park sewage treatment facility at the May 16 SPB dinner. His wife, Lynne Jackson, introduced him saying Dan has studied the sewage issue for more than ten years and written about it extensively on his blog Dan began saying, “This is a really complex issue and if you don’t understand it, I don’ blame you.” He said the city wants the treatment plant in the ravine along…

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Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis May Have Come to the Pine Bush

Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis May Have Come to the Pine Bush

It has come to my attention that Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis may have arrived in our beloved Pine Bush. These diseases are borne by ticks. Until the early 1990s, there were no ticks in the Pine Bush. Now, the Pine Bush seems overrun by these disease carrying insects. What are these diseases? Below is information from the National Institite of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, reprinted directly from their website at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/ehrlichiosisanaplasmosis/ – Lynne Jackson, Editor Cause – Ehrlichiosis is caused by…

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Demand Climate Change Action – Earth Day, April 22, 2021 🌎

Demand Climate Change Action – Earth Day, April 22, 2021 🌎

Dear All, This is an important event to attend.  I hope to see everyone tomorrow! Sincerely, Lynne Jackson For Save the Pine Bush Date: Thursday April 22Time: 4:00 PMLocation: in front of Cong. Paul Tonko’s office, Dove and Washington, Albany NYWhat: Demand Climate Action Climate change groups in the Capital District will observe Earth Day (April 22) with a rally in front of Congressman Paul Tonko’s office in Albany  to become a climate champion.  The colorful events – The Tides are Rising and…

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Let Your Voice Be Heard! – Don’t Let Them Take Land from Preserve! Public Hearings on the Pine Bush Make your voice heard about Pine Bush Preservation! It does make a difference! Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 pm – There will be a hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the YWCA proposal at the Town of Guilderland, McCormacks Corners, Route 20, Guilderland. See article for details. Please call Jamie or Mary Malcome for information at 456-6246. A Monday or…

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Dumping on 10 New Karner Road

Dumping on 10 New Karner Road

Dear Mr. Wemple and members of the Guilderland Conservation Advisory Council, Thank you very much for allowing Karen White and I to attend the site visit for 10 New Karner Road on April 17, 2021. Save the Pine Bush re-iterates that we oppose any construction on the site.  Though the proposed building site has been clear-cut, there is no question that the land is part of the Pine Bush ecosystem and could be restored to typical Pine Bush vegetation. A number…

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Save the Pine Bush Comments on 10 New Karner Road

Save the Pine Bush Comments on 10 New Karner Road

Dear Mr. Wemple and the Guilderland Conservation Advisory Council, Thank you for letting me send you some maps and my comments. Save the Pine Bush opposes the proposed sub-division of 10 New Karner Road. Please see map below for location of items mentioned. 10 New Karner Road is proposed to be subdivided.  10 New Karner Road borders land to be dedicated to the Preserve. For the developer to argue that the parcel to be developed is not contiguous to land that…

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Save the Pine Bush Victorious! – Developer Removes Water Lines! Lynne Jackson Lynne Jackson (shown here on the left), knew she was short, but this picture really emphasized the point! On the right is Ken Screvin of Channel 6 News and a reporter from WRGB Radio. Lynne Jackson, secretary to Save the Pine Bush, keeps the paperwork straight for the lawsuit, faxes lots of stuff, organized creating incredible maps for the exhibits, and obsesses about the case. Lynne Jackson, on…

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The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Turns 25

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Turns 25

by Lynne Jackson ALBANY: The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission celebrated its 25th anniversary by throwing a wonderful party at the Discovery Center on Route 155 on October 29. A few people from Save the Pine Bush and I attended. Rezsin Adams often tells the story of how in 1988, then Assemblyman Richard Conners invited her to his office to tell her about the passage of ECL Article 46 which created the Commission. At the time, we thought that our…

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Nature preservers For 30 years, Save the Pine Bush has fought for ancient barrens

Nature preservers For 30 years, Save the Pine Bush has fought for ancient barrens

Albany — A blizzard howled on the evening of Feb. 6, 1978, when a shrinking remnant from the last Ice Age faced the prospect of the bulldozer. Anyone who cared that land in the Pine Bush — glacially created sand dunes and pitch pines at the city’s western edge — was slated for an office building would have to brave the storm to complain at the sole city hearing on the issue. The storm was so bad that the state…

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Save the Pine Bush Loses in Clifton Park

Save the Pine Bush Loses in Clifton Park

ALBANY: The NYS Appellate Division dismissed Save the Pine Bush case’s case suing the Town of Clifton Park Planning Board over a proposed development on Wood Road that is occupied Karner Blue. The Court said Save the Pine Bush does not have standing or the right to bring the case to court. Save the Pine Bush lawyer, Peter Henner, said of the case: “I am very disappointed by the court’s ruling. Although it has become very difficult for any environmental…

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