Kudos to Governor Cuomo for maintaining the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) at $134 million, the same level as last year. The EPF, which is funded through the NYS Real Estate Transfer Tax, provides funds for many environmental programs, including acquisition of land for parks and trail corridors, municipal park and waterfront revitalization grants, and stewardship for state parks, historic sites, and state forest lands and recreation facilities.
PTNY is an active member of The Friends of New York’s Environment, a partnership of more than 100 environmental groups that is spearheading efforts to restore funding for the EPF and New York’s environmental agencies. Contact your state legislators and urge them to support the EPF. Find out more.