Sponsor: Sweeney / Multi-sponsor(s): Abbate, Arroyo, Boyland, Brennan, Bronson, Burling, Cahill, Calhoun, Canestrari, Castelli, Castro, Ceretto, Colton, Conte, Cook, Crespo, Crouch, Cusick, DenDekker, Dinowitz, Englebright, Fitzpatrick, Galef, Gibson, Glick, Gottfried, Gunther, Heastie, Jacobs, Jaffee, Latimer, Lavine, Lentol, Lifton, Linares, Losquadro, Lupardo, Magee, Magnarelli, Maisel, Markey, McDonough, McEneny, McLaughlin, Miller D, Millman, Montesano, Murray, Oaks, Paulin, Peoples-Stokes, Perry, Ra, Raia, Reilich, Reilly, Rivera P, Roberts, Robinson, Rosenthal, Saladino, Sayward, Scarborough, Schimel, Schimminger, Simotas, Stevenson, Thiele, Titone, Weisenberg, Weprin, Wright, Zebrowski
Law Section: Resolutions, Legislative
- Mar 13, 2012: adopted
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 60th Anniversary of The Nature Conservancy
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those individuals and organizations within the great State of New York that are dedicated to the vital work of environmental protection; and WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem orate the 60th Anniversary of The Nature Conservancy; and WHEREAS, The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends; and WHEREAS, Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is the world's lead ing conservation organization; and WHEREAS, The Nature Conservancy's first official chapter was chartered in New York, with the Eastern New York Chapter; from there, a network of chapters and field offices grew to cover the entire United States; and WHEREAS, Currently, The Nature Conservancy has four Chapters in New York: Long Island; Central and Western New York; Adirondack; and Eastern New York; additionally, there are offices located in New York City and Albany; and WHEREAS, In 1955, land protection, a key tool for The Nature Conser vancy, began with a 60-acre purchase along the Mianus River Gorge on the New York-Connecticut border; today the Conservancy owns and manages more than 70 preserves statewide; and WHEREAS, Over the course of 60 years, The Nature Conservancy has helped protect over 700,000 acres of lands and waters in New York State, working with a host of partners from local, state and federal agencies to private landowners; and WHEREAS, The Nature Conservancy has protected treasured landscapes and critical habitats in Great South Bay and Peconic Estuary on Long Island, the high peaks of the Adirondacks, the Finger Lakes, Tug Hill, Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island, the Shawangunk Ridge, Zoar Valley, the Cats kills, and more; and WHEREAS, In addition to preservation, The Nature Conservancy seeks to contribute science to inform policy as it works to achieve its mission in New York as well as throughout the globe; and WHEREAS, The Nature Conservancy's staunch advocacy on the state level has been instrumental in the efforts to protect our natural resources and habitat, subsequently contributing to the preservation and enhance ment of the environment of the great State of New York; and WHEREAS, For the last 17 years, The Nature Conservancy's Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Program has worked tirelessly with youth in an ambitious effort to empower the next generation of conservation leaders and equip them with the skills and knowledge to address our world's most pressing environmental challenges; and WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon all citizens to recognize and applaud the efforts of organizations such as The Nature Conservancy which work tirelessly on behalf of protecting our natural surroundings for the benefit of present mid future generations of New Yorkers; now, there fore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of The Nature Conservancy; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran smitted to The Nature Conservancy.