Save the Pine Bush Virtual Meeting – Wednesday, February 22, 2023 6:30 PM

Save the Pine Bush Virtual Meeting – Wednesday, February 22, 2023 6:30 PM

Save the Pine Bush Zoom Meeting

February 22, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.

Alÿcia Bacon

Moms Out Front and Save the Pine Bush Volunteer, will speak about

How to Get Our Government to Protect the Remaining Pine Bush

Organizing a Lobbying Campaign

Alÿcia Bacon will give a presentation on creating an effecting lobbying campaign. The battle for Pine Bush preservation started 45 years ago this month. Up until now, Save the Pine Bush has mostly used litigation to stop development in the Pine Bush. But, of the 6000 acres of ecosystem remaining, 2500 acres are still privately owed and could be developed at any time. This year, with Governor Hochul signing the 30×30 legislation with a goal to protect 30% of New York’s wilderness by 2030, now is the time to ask our state representatives to buy land.

Alÿcia will outline a lobbying plan and help us to implement it. Let’s make 2023 the year we finally win our fight to save the Pine Bush!

How to Join the Zoom Meeting

A link to the Zoom meeting will be posted on the Save the Pine Bush website at Or click for a direct link to Zoom. Or call into the meeting at (929) 205 6099, meeting #890 9659 2842. The Zoom meeting will open at 6:00 PM for anyone who wishes to socialize prior to the presentation. Also, you may call or text (518)366-7324 for assistance.

See you online at 6:30! • Everyone is welcome!

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 of Brad Edmondson’s 2021 book, A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks, which describes the creation of the Adirondack Park Agency fifty years ago.

April 2022 Virtual Pine Bush Meeting

Tina Lieberman, Vice-Chair of the Albany Sustainability Advisory Committee and a Co-founder of Zero Waste Capital District and Bill Reinhardt of Capital District Community Energy shared information about practical actions you can take that will curb greenhouse gas emissions and help protect our beautiful Earth.

View the Power Point Presentation.

February 2022 Pine Bush Meeting

Save the Pine Bush turned 44 this month. Lynne Jackson gave an update on Save the Pine Bush’s current litigation and current development proposals in the Pine Bush. Also, Steve Downs spoke about two innocent Muslim men entrapped by the FBI and sent to federal prison for 15 years. Their case captured the national attention. But, Yassin and Mohammed were not the only innocent Muslim targeted by the government. Steve will first update us on what has happened to Yassin and Mohammed and their families. And then tell us where the War on Terror is 20 years since 9/11, and what people are doing about it. Thank you for all that attended!

October 2021 Pine Bush Dinner

Laura and her daughter Olivia, age 13, shared with us their adventure this past summer of raising monarch butterflies and releasing them for their journey to Mexico. Hear the inspirational and wild tale of how their family made it their mission to turn a parking lot into a Wildlife Way-Station and Nature Hub, in and for the South End of Albany, NY.

June 2021 Pine Bush Dinner

Our virtual dinner on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 featured Todd Ommen, the Managing Attorney at Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, and Robert O’Connor, Save the Pine Bush law intern, on the Environmental Litigation Clinic and its representation for Save the Pine Bush. They discussed the proposed Pyramid/Crossgates project and the approach the law clinic students took to challenge this project, including preparing SEQRA comments and filing an article 78 lawsuit.

April 2021 Pine Bush Dinner

Our virtual dinner on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 featured Neil Gifford Conservation Director of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission speaking on “The Pine Bush and the Pandemic: Update on the Preserve”.

Lasagna dinners have been a long tradition of Save the Pine Bush. With social distancing, we have had to find new ways to do our dinners with take-out and delivery, but the Pine Bush tradition continues.
Food scraps from the Pine Bush Dinner kept out of the landfill and being turned into delicious feed for Wendy’s very happy chickens …
The late Rezsin Adams spent the third Wednesday of every month for over three decades preparing the Save the Pine Bush lasagna dinners. Upon her retirement, Adam, a professional chef has volunteered to prepare the dinners, continuing a Pine Bush tradition. Photo from Rezsin’s 75 Birthday February 2002.

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