Help identify projects to propose to the Governor to enhance the environmental infrastructure in the Adirondacks

April 7, 2015

Proposals for the Governor’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative are due July 1, 2015. Seven regions are eligible to compete for one of three $500 million upstate revitalization funds, three of which include Adirondack towns (North Country, Mohawk Valley, and Capitol Regions). The Board and staff of Protect the Adirondacks are encouraging projects that address enhancing the environmental infrastructure and the responsible use of our greatest asset, the natural resources of the Adirondack Park.

Last year awards were given for regional economic development councils across the state, including the North Country Economic Development Council, which includes much of the Adirondack Park.

Environmental infrastructure is vital for building communities and protecting the scenic and environmental health of the Adirondack Park. Environmental infrastructure is vital for building communities and protecting the scenic and environmental health of the Adirondack Park.
 
We, those of us who live, work, visit, and play in the Adirondacks, can win if we focus on strengthening critical infrastructure, revitalizing communities, bolstering workforce development, growing tourism, and improving quality of life — the criteria listed for evaluation of the proposals.

Send us your project ideas. Click here for a form or use the box below.

Inspection stations for aquatic invasive species are important parts of the environmental infrastructure and for protecting water quality. Inspection stations for aquatic invasive species are important parts of the environmental infrastructure and for protecting water quality.
 
The Board and staff of PROTECT are asking defenders of an environmentally sustainable Adirondack Park to provide a short synopsis of one or two efforts that enhance the environmental infrastructure in their favorite places and that take advantage of the opportunities the natural environment offers residents and visitors alike. Projects include clean water infrastructure for sewage treatment plants and municipal water supplies, parks, public tourism facilities, stormwater mitigation projects, invasive species control projects, public outdoor recreation, among many other types of projects.

We’d greatly appreciate if you would provide us with a sketch of potential projects by completing the form provided here. Send us your project ideas. Or, you can use the box below.

The pervious pavement project on Beach Road in Lake George is a model environmental infrastructure project and one that should be widely replicated across the Adirondacks. The pervious pavement stormwater management project on Beach Road in Lake George is a model environmental infrastructure project and one that should be widely replicated across the Adirondacks.
 
For a sample of a proposed green infrastructure project see the storm recovery plan for the Town of Keene.

Our goal is to synthesis these projects by the end of April, in order to submit a package to the appropriate Regional Development Council by the first week in May. All ideas welcome.

Thank you for your cooperation.

For further information contact us at info@protecksdks.org or email Lorraine Duvall
Board Member.

Green Infrastructure Project Recommendation

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Short Description of Project

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Evaluation Characteristics

In what ways does this project address the State Evaluation Criteria?

1. Strengthens Critical Infrastructure in your Town (describe)

2. Revitalizes your Community (describe)

3. Bolsters Workforce Development (describe)

4. Grows Tourism (describe)

5. Improves Quality of Life (describe)

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