Conservation/NAL

 

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.

NAL

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.

 

Conservation

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.

Community Outreach

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. 

 

NAL

 

Following are links to activities and information on current position papers which are hosted on the GCA website:

 

NAL Conservation

Botany Bill

Position Papers

Call-To-Action

CONSERVATION

 

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:

 

Healthy Yard Pledge

Partners for Plants

Publications

PGC Workshops/Projects:

2019:
Gardening in the Age of Climate Change

 

C-Climate Conversation Primer

 

Second Community Eco-Action Day

Solitary Bee House Workshop

 

2018:

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

 

2017:

Conservation Tea with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney

 

2016:

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

 

2015:

Strategies for Controlling Invasive Plants

 

Town of Philipstown signs the “How Green is My Town Pledge”

2014:

Flower Show - A 50 Year Partnership

 

Bluebird Workshop - a PGC Centennial Project

2013:

Hydro Fracking Information Workshop

 

2012: 

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)

 

2011: 

Garrison School Garden Project

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 

Following are links to the websites of local environmental organizations:

 

Putnam Highlands Audubon Society

Hudson Highlands Land Trust

Scenic Hudson

Town of Philipstown

Riverkeeper

Clearwater

Manitoga

Cornell CE Master Gardeners