July 15th, 2011 August 15th, 2011
GOAL: Encourage the restoration of South Bay, protecting its habitats and species, by supporting the State's plan to upgrade it to a Significant Coastal Fish & Wildlife Habitat.
ACTION: Send an urgent email message to the New York Department of State Division of Coastal Resources...
When you click the link above, a draft message will be created in your email program which states:
Dear Ms. Wojtowicz and Deputy Secretary Stafford:
I support the designation of the South Bay Creek and Marsh as a Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat.
These unique wetlands, creeks, marshes and swamps and other habitats in the Bay are rare and irreplaceable. As functioning elements of the Hudson River Estuary, the diverse habitats of South Bay merit restoration. The species which call it home require clear protections from degradation, impairment and destruction by non-natural incursions.
The habitat functions and values of the area could be improved significantly if human impairments to it, such as filling, contamination, and other discharges, are corrected. Roadways and other inappropriate industrial and transportation uses must be prohibited there.
The Bay clearly supports species which are rare, threatened, endangered, or of other special concern, but not listed in the draft. The Bay likewise has human uses not mentioned, such as its value as open space, and the enjoyment of its natural resources (e.g. kayaking, photography, and nature study.)
Thank you for your consideration.
Add your name and address to the end of the message... Naturally, you can alter the text as you see fit, or else send it as-is.
If you have any difficulty using the email link, you can cut-and-paste it into a letter and mail it to the address below, or call DOS directly:.
Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
99 Washington Ave., Suite 1010
Albany NY 12231
And you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and suggestions.
Our previous action page is archived here.