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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email Lorraine Duvall