Conservation and National Affairs and Legislation (NAL) are two committees that work together to enhance GCA’s purpose to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.
The National Affairs and Legislation (NAL) Committee is very active on a national level. Our members are regularly updated on policy initiatives in the New York area by representatives from PGC who also attend a national NAL conference held every February in Washington D.C.
The PGC Conservation Committee, in addition to working closely with NAL, keeps members informed on current conservation issues. It provides numerous environmental education programs and workshops which are free to members as well as the general public. The workshops are appropriate for all ages and often include student presenters. They focus on our responsibility for environmental stewardship.
Many groups in the area share our vision of stewardship and work with us to provide coherent, pro-active messages to the community. Co-sponsorships of workshops and events are initiated with local organizations where the focus of our missions are aligned.
Following are links to activities and information on current position papers which are hosted on the GCA website:
Following are links to important conservation initiatives on the GCA website as well as a list of workshop projects conducted by the PGC Conservation Committee over the years:
Gardening in the Age of Climate Change
C-Climate Conversation Primer
Second Community Eco-Action Day
Solitary Bee House Workshop
C-Change Conversation Primer
First Community Eco-Action Day
Creating a Sustainable Home
Leave Your Leaves Alone
GCA Club Conservation Award presented to Mike Leonard, Councilman, Town of Philipstown, for his contribution toward making Philipstown a Climate Smart Community
Conservation Tea with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
How to Raise Solitary Bees
Forum: Crude Oil Transport with the Hudson Valley
Cornell Lady Bug Project
Community Choice Aggregation Information Workshop
Healthy Yard Project
Town of Philipstown signs the NYS/DEC Climate Smart Pledge and becomes a Climate Smart Community
Strategies for Controlling Invasive Plants
Town of Philipstown signs the “How Green is My Town Pledge”
Flower Show - A 50 Year Partnership
Bluebird Workshop - a PGC Centennial Project
Hydro Fracking Information Workshop
Garrison Post Office Planting
PGC hosts the GCA Zone III Meeting with a presentation on the Zone Centennial Tree Projects (assisted by all 23 clubs in Zone III)
Garrison School Garden Project
Following are links to the websites of local environmental organizations: