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Westchester Environmental Directory

FCWC gratefully acknowledges the support of the Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research, Inc., for helping to create the original Westchester Environmental Directory.

The directory is a compilation of nearly 300 organizations working in environmental protection and preservation, with an emphasis on Westchester County, New York, but also including regional, state, and national organizations.

The Westchester Environmental Directory is in the process of being updated, but if you find a correction or a link that no longer works, please let us know at

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Other Westchester County Parks, Preserves and Nature Centers

Beaver Dam Sanctuary
87 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-9290
Jeffrey Carpenter, Contact
220-acre sanctuary, including Beaver Dam Stream. Walking trails for the enjoyment of the public.

Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Road (off Central Avenue)
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 723-3470
Fax: (914) 725-6599
Margaret Tjimos Goldberg, Executive Director

33 acres of woodlands, fields, orchards, grape arbor, pond and cultivated gardens (butterfly, herb, rock, and bird). Live animal museum, greenhouse, natural history exhibits, resource center and gift shop. Programs for schools, groups and the general public the year around. The Center also presents hands-on "outreach" programs for groups of all ages throughout Westchester and the New York metropolitan area.

Hart's Brook Nature Preserve and Arboretum
156 Ridge Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530
(914) 693-8985
Formerly the Gaisman Estate, a unique 125-acre woodland habitat accessible by trails with an abundance of native flora, fauna, streams, ponds, and pristine woods. Includes about 10 acres cultivated with specimen trees, bushes, and rolling lawns. Also includes a barn, greenhouse and stone warming house by a pond.

Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum
P. O. Box 631
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
(914) 271-2623
Fax: (914) 271-6824
Karen Jescavage-Bernard, President
A 20 acre natural area with pedestrian trails through woods and wetlands. Limited parking. Open dawn to dusk year round. Access is across the Hudson National Golf Course.

Larchmont Reservoir - James G. Johnson, Jr. Conservancy
See Sheldrake Environmental Center (below).

Marsh Sanctuary, Inc.
114 South Bedford Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 241-2808
Christian Pace, President
Located on 150 acres, privately-owned Marsh Sanctuary is open for hiking. Sanctuary includes a 350-seat, Greek-style amphitheater, wildflower garden, hiking trails and a boardwalk into the marsh.

Mianus River Gorge Preserve (part of Nature Conservancy) 
167 Mianus River Road
Bedford, NY 10506
(914) 234-3455
Rod Christie, Executive Director
Nature Conservancy's oldest project includes 761 acres and 5 miles of walking trails along Westchester's only old growth forest. Open daily April 1 to November 30 only. Occasional weekend and school programs.

Rye Nature Center
873 Boston Post Road
P.O. Box 435
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 967-5150
Fax: (914) 921-5968
Christine Siller, Director
A 47-acre natural area with 2 1/2 miles of trails and an interpretive building and gift shop. The Center conducts a variety of educational programs. Trails are open daily. Interpretive Center closed Sundays and holidays.

Scenic Hudson Park
c/o Irvington Recreation & Parks Department
71 Main Street
Irvington, New York 10533
(845) 473-4440 x 270
Scenic Hudson Park is located on the Hudson River off Bridge Street. This 12-acre park, co-owned by the Village of Irvington and The Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc., includes two ballfields (permit required--contact Recreation Department), two playground areas, nearly one mile of pathways, approximately 4.5 acres of open lawns for passive recreation, and a boat launch for nonmotorized, car-topped craft.

Sheldrake Environmental Center
685 Weaver Street
Larchmont, NY 10538
(914) 834-1443
Fax: (914) 834-1447
Marie Venezia, Executive Director
60-acre conservancy with trails. Two lakes, one a former Larchmont reservoir, one a former ice pond. Flood control facility. Environemtal center. Programs.

Teatown Lake Reservation, Inc.
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 762-2912
Fax: (914) 762-2890
Fred W. Koontz, Ph. D.
Environmental education center comprising 759 acres of natural refuge with 14 miles of hiking trails, live animal displays and a wildflower island. Offers interactive exhibits and educational opportunities for school groups, conservation groups, families and the general public, both on and off-site.

The Nature Conservancy
Eastern New York Chapter
265 Chestnut Ridge Road
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 244-3271
Fax: (914) 244-3275
Anthony Wilkinson
TNC manages the following nature preserves. All are open to the public and have established trails. Call for directions and parking information.

The Nature Conservancy
Arthur W. Butler Sanctuary
Mt. Kisco (356 acres). One of the first areas protected by TNC. Preserve dominated by deciduous forest and large rocky outcroppings. Also swamps, marshes, streams, fields, and plantations of pine and spruce. Robert J. Hamershlag Hawkwatch is a popular birding area. Well-marked trail system.

The Nature Conservancy
Eugene and Agnes Meyer Nature Preserve
Armonk (247 acres). East parcel is rugged, with rock outcroppings and cliff. Stream creates a small but beautiful hemlock gorge leading to a red maple swamp. Cliff Trail overlooks Byram Lake, offering scenic views. Western parcel is flatter with many meadows.

The Nature Conservancy
Long Pond Preserve
Waccabuc (39 acres). Preserve borders on western end of Lake Waccabuc. Mixed deciduous forest with a 7-acre meadow. Marshy area on north side of lake. Preserve a delight for botanists and wildlife lovers.

The Nature Conservancy
Marion Yarrow Nature Preserve
Lewisboro (47 acres). Features Hidden Lake, frequented by migratory birds. A small stream cascades down a 30-foot waterfall just east of lake.

The Nature Conservancy
Mildred E. Grierson Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary
Lewisboro (18 acres). Preserve features a 5-acre spring-fed marsh pond, unusual for its alkaline waters. Trails connect with Yarrow Preserve.

The Nature Conservancy
Mount Holly Nature Preserve
Lewisboro (48 acres). Old dairy farm now has hardwood trees and several acres of meadows. Indian Brook runs on eastern boundary. Large outcrops and cliffs composed of 6-million year old Fordham gneiss.

The Nature Conservancy
Mount Holly Sanctuary
Katonah (209 acres). Rugged, consisting mainly of mixed deciduous forest, a few small swamps and intermittent streams. West side has long, steep ridge with wetland area and pond. Extensive trail system.

The Nature Conservancy
Otter Creek Preserve
Mamaroneck (27 acres). Woodlands, a tidal marsh, and a tidal creek.Short loop trail. Best view of marsh is from bridge on Barry Avenue.

Weinberg Nature Center
455 Mamaroneck Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 722-1289
Fax: (914) 723-4784
Walter D. Terrell, Jr., Executive Director
Former estate including meadow, young forest, swamp, stream, beehive, fern garden. Access point for eight miles of AMC trails (Varvayanis Greenway). Grounds open dawn to dusk. Interpretive center open 9-5 varying days depending on season; call for information. Educational programs for schools, scouts and public.

Westmoreland Sanctuary, Inc.
260 Chestnut Ridge Road
Bedford Corners, NY 10549
(914) 666-8448
Fax: (914) 242-1175
Stephen Ricker, Director and Naturalist
Eight miles of trails meander through 625 acres of forests, fields and wetlands. Activities include nature programs, wildlife and botanical research. Reconstructed 200-year-old church serves as museum and nature center.

Wolf Conservation Center
P.O. Box 421
7 Buck Run Street
South Salem, NY 10590
Phone and Fax: 914-763-2373
Deborah Heineman, Administrative Director
The Wolf Center, which was founded to educate people about wolves and their place in the environment, is home to a wolf pack that currently consists of three adults and a pup. The Center is open to the public, including school groups, clubs, etc., by appointment only. Visitors enjoy a multimedia presentation about the history, social structure, biology, and ecological importance of wolves and then get to observe the behavior of the wolves in their mixed-terrain 2-acre enclosure.



Westchester County Environmental Organizations

Beczak Environmental Education Center
35 Alexander Street
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 377-1900
Fax: (914) 377-1173
Cliff Schneider, President x 15
Dedicated to providing the entire Hudson River community with involvement and information about the Hudson River: its history, culture, and environment. Lectures and outings for adults. Hands-on programs for schoolchildren on our Hudson River beach teach about the Hudson and the environment.

Bedford Audubon Society
Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-1999
Fax: (914) 232-5038
Jim Nordgren, President
Offers evening programs, field trips and special events to 18 communities in northern Westchester and Putnam counties. Owns and maintains three sanctuaries totaling 564 acres in the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, and North Salem.

Bronx River Parkway Reservation Conservancy
1 Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY  10595
(914) 779-7744
Jim Sutton, President
Established in 1997 to preserve and enhance this historic corridor as a natural, recreational and park resource.

Central Westchester Audubon Society
P.O. Box 359
White Plains, NY 10602
(914) 946-1780
Jeanne Alpert, President
CWAS serves the communities of Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Purchase, Rye, Port Chester, and White Plains with programs and field trips.

Citizens for Byram Lake Reservoir
P.O. Box 846
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 244-4459
CBLR is a nonpolitical, nonprofit group dedicated to protecting the ecosystems of our area from potential destruction.

Cortlandt WATCH
P.O. Box 271
Crompond, NY 10517
(914) 739-0567
Shirley Lashingsky, Acting President
Formed in 1985, We Are The Cortlandt Homeowners, Inc. (WATCH) is an independent coalition of homeowners' associations, neighborhood groups and individuals concerned about wetlands, steep slopes, the ash pit, sludge incineration and other local environmental issues.

Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition, Inc.
9 Old Corner Road
Bedford, NY 10506
(914) 234-6470
Fax: (914) 234-6139
Fay Muir, President
An alliance of organizations and individuals brought together to maintain, protect and improve the waters in the Croton Watershed through regional action in order to avoid filtration.

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Inc.
E House
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 422-4053
Fax: (914) 289-0539
Adiel Gavish, Program Director
Founded in 1965, a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental planning and education for the preservation of Westchester's natural and historic resources. Engages in public advocacy, publishes a quarterly newspaper, Westchester Environment, and holds educational meetings. Individuals may subscribe to FCWC's monthly e-mail environmental calendar and news update. FCWC founded and coordinates the Westchester Environment Student Council (WESC), which engages in advocacy training, stewardship, and environmental education.

Federated Garden Clubs of New York State
Ninth District
2120 Western Avenue
Guilderland, NY  12084
Phone and Fax: 518-869-6311
Elaine DiPietro, President 
Concerned with numerous issues including conservation, endangered species, appropriate and environmentally sensitive horticulture, wastewater and toxins.

Ferry Sloops, Inc.
P. O. Box 346
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
An environmental and educational organization that brings people onto the Hudson River via its sloop, Sojourner Truth. Lobbies for a cleaner environment and public access to the waterfront.

Friends of Cranberry Lake, Inc.
1609 Old Orchard Street
North White Plains, NY 10604
(914) 428-1005
Patricia Barry, President
Ken Soltesz, Curator
Nonprofit organization promotes and supports the goals and philosophy of Cranberry Lake Preserve. Helps to maintain the quality of the facility through the efforts of volunteers.

Friends of Lasdon Park & Arboretum, Inc.
2610 Amawalk Road, Route 35
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 864-7268
Nonprofit organization formed for the sole benefit of the development of Lasdon Park and Arboretum. Activities include conducting horticultural programs, educating and training hurticultural volunteers, fund raising through annual plant sales and maintaining a plant/gift shop.

Friends of Marshlands, Inc.
P.O. Box 237
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 835-3490
Christopher Graseck, President
Alison Beall, Curator
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and protection of Marshlands Conservancy. Sponsors an art show in February and a photography exhibit in the fall of works inspired by the Marshlands.

Friends of Muscoot Farm
Muscoot Farm
51 Route 100
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 864-7282
Fax: (914) 864-7290
Helps fund programs and special projects for Muscoot Farm.

Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.
P.O. Box 548
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 698-5920
Joy Reidenberg, President
(914) 967-8720
Fax: (914) 967-0578
Nonprofit organization preserves and enhances the Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary through projects and programs. The organization is a 501 (c) (3) qualified corporation.

Friends of Rye Nature Center (see Rye Nature Center)
Box 274
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 967-5150
Supports Rye Nature Center.

Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct
15 Walnut Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-4117 
Mavis Cain, President
(914) 693-0529
Steven Oakes, Site Manager
(914) 693-5259
Protects, preserves and promotes Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway State Park which stretches from Cortlandt to the city of Yonkers. Its purpose is education, planning and securing appropriate financial and governmental support.

Friends of the Scarsdale Parks
P. O. Box 53
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 472-7461
Robert November
Concerned with the protection of parklands and open space in Scarsdale.

Friends of the Trailside Nature Museum
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Cross River, NY 10518
(914) 864-7322
Maureen Koehl, President
Jason Klein, Curator
Supports the educational programs and goals of the Museum.

Friends of Wickers Creek Archaeological Site
Box 178
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-0271
Fax: (845) 727-1804
Mariam Sivak, President
Strives to preserve the ancient Wickers Creek Archeological Site in Dobbs Ferry, to spread information about it and similar sites, and to press for environmental protection around the site and all along Wickers Creek.

Garth Woods Conservancy
97 Montgomery Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 725-4600
Fax: (914) 725-0346
Formed in 1991 to restore and help maintain the stretch of the Bronx River Parkway from Garth Road to Crane Road in Scarsdale; this is Garth Woods, which has been designated as an "Ancient Forest" by the Sierra Club.

Historic Peekskill
P.O. Box 2196
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 736-2089
Fax: (914) 736-0138
Mission is to protect, preserve and promote Peekskill's architectural, historic and natural resources. Endeavors to provide a forum for keeping the vital balance between historic preservation, greenspace and development.

Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
P. O. Box 616
Yonkers, NY 10703
(914) 237-9331
Michael Bochnik, President
The Hudson River Audubon Society's mission is to foster protection and appreciation of birds, other wildlife and habitats and to be an advocate for a cleaner, healthier environment. Offers monthly field trips and programs open to the public.

Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson
35 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-2542
Fax: (914) 631-7582
Cathy Hansen, President
Periodically coordinates effort to involve PTAs and other parent groups teaching environmental programs in the classroom.

League of Women Voters of Westchester
570 Taxter Road, Suite 565
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 949-0507
Fax: (914) 997-9354
Sharon Lindsay, President 
Susan Schwarz, Environment                                                   Education and advocacy which encourages active citizen participation in government in fields of water, air, solid waste management, land-use planning and sustainable development topics.

Ludlow Park Homeowners' Association
63 Sunnyside Drive
Yonkers, NY 10705
(914) 423-3811
Fax: (914) 964-9548
Nortrud Spero, Contact Person
Experts in over 25-year struggle with Westchester County government to recognize problems with the Joint Sewage Treatment Plant. Dedicated to the prevention of any expansion to the plant or the addition of processes.

Native Plant Center
Westchester Community College
Hartford Hall
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 606-7870
Fax: (914) 606-6143
Nancy Inzinna, Assistant Director
Educates community about the economic value, environmental necessity, and natural beauty of native plants of the Northeast. Lectures, symposia, field trips, and plant sales offered to public as well as membership.

New York League of Conservation Voters
Westchester County Chapter
P.O. Box 936
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
(914) 788-9571
Fax: (914) 788-9572
Nanette Bourne, Westchester County Chair
Goal is to increase environmental awareness among Westchester voters and elect environmentally responsible candidates at the local level. See statewide NYLCV description in State and Regional Environmental Organizations section of directory.

Ossining Waterfront Alliance
87 Ferris Place
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 945-0815
Don DeBar, Contact
(914) 762-7335
Tom Langston, President
Group formed to see that development of the Ossining waterfront is in accord
with sound environmental and ecological principles and with the most
beneficial use for the public.

Parent Teacher Association
Westchester District Office
29 Roundabend Rd.
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-5667
Fax: (914) 631-5667
Jina Accardo, Region Director
Concerned with environmental education, ecology, and recyling issues as well as environmental health issues such as pesticide use and cell towers.

Pocantico Lake Civic Association, Inc.
226 Old Sleepy Hollow Rd.
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 769-8875
John Cohen, President
Promotes knowledge and understanding of natural environmental resources; promotes land use patterns consistent with federal, state and local laws and regulations; and seeks to ensure protection of Pocantico Lake.

Regional Review League
Box 479
Bedford, NY 10506
(914) 666-8623
Fax: (914) 242-9814
Jane Pearl, President
Organization is concerned with good planning and open space protection in northeast Westchester.

Saw Mill River Audubon Society
275 Millwood Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 666-6503
Fax: (914) 666.7430
Anne Swaim, Executive Director
Maintains eight sanctuaries, offers classroom and field trip programs, and special events. Serves western third of Westchester from Peekskill to Dobbs Ferry, Ossining, Croton and neighboring communities.

Scarsdale Audubon Society
42 Mt. Joy Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 472-2071
Tom Clark, Contact
Dr. John Moyle, President
(914) 723-4609
Offers programs, field trips and special events, and is involved with national and regional environmental concerns. Membership from 11 communities.

Sportsmen's Club of Northern Westchester
Box 144
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 666-5757
James Gmelin, Contact Person
Volunteers involved in reservoir cleanups and water testing on inlets and small streams. Conservation education.

Trout Unlimited
Croton Watershed Chapter
P. O. Box 298
White Plains, NY 10602
(914) 946-7161
Bob Wesolowski, President
National organization dedicated to the conservation, preservation and restoration of cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. Conducts local monthly meetings, fly fishing, tying and entomology schools, stream improvement projects and water quality monitoring.

Westchester Community College Faculty Senate Environment Committee
Classroom Building
Valhalla, NY 10595-1698
(914) 785-6137
Prof. Sheldon Malev, Chair
Committee responsibilities are oversight, advice and consciousness-raising for college on environmental issues. Sponsors speakers, newspaper columns and Earth Day Celebration.

Westchester County Historical Society
2199 Saw Mill River Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-4323
Fax: (914) 231-1515
R. Allen Elliott, President
Maintains extensive historical and genealogical collections; holds the largest collection of local history in the county, including maps that may be relevant to environmental impact statements; publishes books, maps, and The Westchester Historian, a quarterly journal. Offers lectures, slide presentations, workshops and research by mail.

Westchester Environmental Coalition at WESPAC
17 Marble Avenue
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 449-6514
Nada Khader, Executive Director
Advocates socially responsible production, recycling, stopping incineration, shutting down nuclear facilities, and supports programs for alternative energy and waste stream reduction and an end to global environmental racism.

Westchester Land Trust
403 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
(914) 241-6346
Fax: (914) 241-4508 
Tom Andersen, Acting Executive Director
The Westchester Land Trust protects Westchester's landscapes, communities and natural resources by protecting land in partnership with private property owners, helping communities create new public parks and preserves, and fostering sound land use planning rules. The Trust accomplishes its mission by acquiring land and interests in land, by promoting land protection, and by educating the public on land use preservation approaches and issues.

Westchester Trails Association
Herbert Hochberg, Contact
(914) 723-6566
Catharine Raffaele, membership
8 Walworth Terrace
White Plains, NY  10606
Promotes hiking and other forms of outdoor recreation; supports the creation of new hiking trails; maintains and improves existing trails; advocates for conservation and preservation of public forest and recreation lands.

White Plains Beautification Foundation, Inc.
Mary Merenda, President
Raises money to provide trees, gardens and other beautification for the City of White Plains.

Yonkers Environmental Coalition
63 Sunnyside Drive
Yonkers, NY 10705
(914) 423-3811
Fax: (914) 964-9548
Nortrud Spero, Chair
Non-partisan coalition of Yonkers civic and residents' organizations advocating environmentally sensitive city planning. Also dedicated to increased public access and recreational use of the Hudson River waterfront.

Yonkers Land Conservancy
P.O. Box 8
Yonkers, NY 10705
Theresa Boin, Chair
Preservation of open spaces and the natural beauty of Park Hill and Yonkers.

Yorktown Land Trust, Inc.
507 Elizabeth Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 962-7225
John Schroeder, President
Nonprofit organization working to enhance the Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve and protect other open spaces in the Town of Yorktown.



Westchester County Educational and Research Facilities

Consortium on Environmental Sciences
Concordia and Iona Colleges
171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 337-9300, ext. 2226
Fax: (914) 395-4500
Professor Gerald Fuhrman, Coordinator
Programs for careers in environmental science. Specialties available in land use management and protection of water resources.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester
26 Legion Drive
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 285-4620
Fax: (914) 285-4624
Mission as an educational organization is to help people in their communities improve their lives through partnerships that combine experience and research-based knowledge. Works with individuals and community groups on these initiatives: Community and Economic Vitality; Environmental and Natural Resource Enhancement; Individual, Family and Community Well-Being; Nutrition, Health and Safety; and Youth Development/4-H.

George Candreva Environmental Center
7820 Pines Bridge Road
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 945-0780
Fax: (914) 243-0385
Eugene Lebwohl, President
Dr. Jerome Thaler, Hudson Valley Climate Service
(914) 962-4352
Primary focus is awarding mini-grants to promote environmentally oriented youth service projects and educational enrichment programs. Secondary focus is funding Hudson Valley climate research and environmental science projects.

Louis Calder Center of Fordham University
53 Whippoorwill Road
P.O. Box 887
Armonk, NY 10504
(914) 273-3078, ext. 10
Fax: (914) 273-2167
Dr. John D. Wehr, Director
Classes and research in terrestrial and aquatic ecology are conducted as part of biology program of Fordham University.

Material Archives and Laboratory for Archeology
Croton Point Park
P. O. Box 64
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
(914) 271-8134
Jeanne Mikelson, President
MALFA engages in archeological investigations of the Lower Hudson and the county. Facilities include artifact exhibits, library, and workshop. Membership meets first Tuesday evenings.

Pace Environmental Law Review
Pace University School of Law
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 422-4082
Edited by J.D. candidates, PELR provides Pace students with a challenging opportunity to develop scholarly commentary and analysis of environmental law issues. This Law Review provides peer review of legal research alike by students, faculty or members of the bar and bench.

Pace Energy Project
Pace University School of Law
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 422-4116
Fax: (914) 422-4180
Fred Zalcman, Executive Director
The Pace Energy Project promotes economic and equitable alternatives to the world's growing dependence on traditional fuels--a dependence that produces severe environmental, economic, and political harm. These alternatives form the basis of our vision for a sustainable energy future a future that is more environmentally benign and that attends to the long term economic needs of nations, regions and communities. Our immediate focus is on the electricity industry. Within this focus, we promote energy efficiency and renewable energy options--options that are cost effective means to reduce the negative air, water, land and human health impacts from current patterns of electricity production and consumption. Using research and negotiation, we reach out to individuals, institutions and governments involved in energy decision making. We participate in regulatory proceedings, usually representing coalitions of local and national groups. We litigate when we must. The education of the next generation of advocates and the furthering of environmental justice for all peoples are common threads to all our work.

Pace Land Use Law Center
Pace University School of Law
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 422-4090
Fax: (914) 422-4168
John Nolon, Director
The Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities in New York State. Through its Community Leadership Alliance Program, the Center offers citizens and professionals involved in local government a training program and services that enable them to use all available legal tools in making decisions about land development and conservation issues. Pace Law students work as Center fellows, conducting research on cutting-edge land use practice topics. More than forty-five student papers have been produced under this program, many of which have been published in law reviews and journals. Students contributed significantly to the Center's most recent publication, Well Grounded: Shaping the Destiny of the Empire State, a set of three books that provide a comprehensive guide to land use law.

Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 422-4244
Fax: (914) 422-4261
Nicholas Robinson, Contact
Coordinates environmental law program for J.D. and LL.M. candidates at Pace Law School. Sponsors colloquia on environmental issues.

Pace Environmental Law Society
Pace University School of Law
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 422-4136 (Click on "Student Organizations" and "Environmental Law Society")
Association of law students which brings speakers on environmental law topics to the college and the community and raises environmental issues for lawyers and the general public.

Pace University Environmental Center
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 773-3789
Fax: (914) 773-3337
Angelo Spillo, Director
Undergraduate and graduate environmental education. Coordinates internships for Pace and high school students. Hosts an environmental lecture series. Nature programs for children and daily school group visits.



Westchester County Government and Agencies

Executive Office
Robert P. Astorino
County Executive

Board of Legislators
Kenneth W. Jenkins, Chair

Department of Environmental Facilities
270 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Owns, operates and maintains 7 wastewater treatment facilities, 40 pump options, over 200 miles of trunk sewer lines conveying sewage to treatment facilities, 13 sanitary sewer districts. Maintains and operates 3 county water districts. Goal is to protect and preserve the environment, particularly the waterways, in Westchester County.

Anthony Landi P.E.

Adam Zabinski, P.E.
First Deputy Commissioner

  • Division of Solid Waste
    Robert Matarazzo, Deputy Commissioner
    Responsible for transportation, disposal and recycling in Refuse Disposal District #1, the Materials Recovery Facility, the resource recovery plant at Charles Point, and the Sprout Brook ash fill in the Town of Cortlandt.
  • Environmental Management
    Jim Hogan
    Responsible for Household Chemical Cleanup Days and other programs involving hazardous materials use, storage, transportation, and disposal, particularly for potential health effects from chemical exposure.

Department of Health
145 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Joshua Lipsman, M.D., M.P.H.

Patsy Yang Lewis
First Deputy Commissioner

Alyse Portera
Deputy Commissioner for Administration

• Complaint Bureau
Report public health hazards of any nature.

• Division of Environmental Health

Frank Guido
Acting Deputy Commissioner

Responsible for monitoring and regulating environmental quality of land, air, and water; minimizing human exposure to environmental contamination; providing public health recommendations for dealing with environmental crises; ensuring safety of drinking water, restaurants, children's camps, pools and bathing beaches.

• Bureau of Environmental Quality
Michael Sakala, Director

• Bureau of Public Health Protection
Robert Ebersol, Director

• Office of Environmental Health Risk Control
Carlos Torres, Director

Responsible for Household Chemical Cleanup Days and other programs involving hazardous materials use, storage, transportation and disposal, particularly for potential health effects from chemical exposure.

Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation
25 Moore Avenue
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Stanley Motley
Responsible for parks development, maintenance and programs.

Jack Robbins
Deputy Commissioner of Conservation and Historic Preservation
Responsible for conservation and environmental operations.

• Conservation Division
Mary Davis
Director of Conservation
Oversees natural science education at county nature centers. Administers Volunteers in the Parks program which involves individuals in trail maintenance, visitor orientation, environmental education, publicity, natural resource inventory, photography, graphics, historical research and other activities at several locations.

• County Forester
Ted Kozlowski

• Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board
Appointed, volunteer advisory board.

Department of Planning

Joyce M. Lannert, Commissioner

• Division of Environmental Planning
Gina D'Agrosa, Director
Maintains data and technical information on a variety of environmental subjects. Encompasses Soil and Water Conservation District and Environmental Management Council.

• Environmental Management Council
Nancy Seligson, Chair
Appointed citizens’ advisory body established to advise county, local and state agencies on environmental policies and sound use of natural resources. Quarterly meeting open to the public. Sponsors workshops, seminars and publications. Assists municipal Conservation Advisory Councils and Boards.

• Historic Preservation
Jeff Williams, Planner

• Water Agency
Louise Carosi Doyle, Director
Advocate for Westchester County water suppliers and consumers; liaison with New York City; coordinator for drought management.

• Soil and Water Board
Paula Lebowitz, Chair
Appointed citizens' advisory body with Planning Department staff. Provides technical assistance for soil and water resources protection to municipalities and the public. Intermunicipal coordinator and technical advisor for watershed-based planning. Provides site reviews, soil interpretation, environmental planning assistance, technical seminars, manuals, surveys, and permit reviews.

Committee On Nonpoint Source Pollution In Long Island Sound
Warren Ross, Chair

Goals are to prevent the increase of nonpoint source pollution and implement strategies to reduce existing pollution within the Long Island Sound watershed.

Department of Transportation
100 East 1st Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Lawrence Sally, Commissioner

Lead agency for county’s surface transportation system, manages the Bee Line Bus System, coordinates specialized transportation programs,oversees the operation of Westchester County Airport.

• Airport Operations
Robert Bracchitta, Director

• Airport Noise Complaints

• County Airport
Joel Russell, Manager



State and Regional

State and Regional Parks, Preserves and Nature Centers

Audubon Center in Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-5272
Fax: (203) 869-4437
Marilyn Smith, Center Manager
Educational facility of the National Audubon Society located on 522-acre wildlife sanctuary; 15 miles of wooded trails. School programs by appointment. Public programs on weekends; call for calendar. Nature store. Summer children's daycamp program. Open daily, 9 to 5. Open to public.

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary
Indian Brook Road
Garrison, NY 10524
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 174
Cold Spring, NY 10516
(845) 265-2601
Fax: (845) 265-1064
Eric Lind, Director
A 270-acre National Audubon Society wildlife sanctuary featuring a new 700-foot boardwalk that allows visitors to explore the marsh. Interpretive program focuses on tidal marsh ecology. The Visitor Center with representative wildlife exhibits, including a 500-gallon aquarium, is open Tuesday-Sunday, 9 to 5. Trails are open all year during daylight hours.

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
2957 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 245-4434
Fax: (914) 245-7958
Liz Woodard, Park Manager
Over 900 acres with hiking trails, lakes for boating and fishing, swimming pool, picnic areas and playing fields. Ice skating and cross country skiing.

Historic Hudson Valley
150 White Plains Road (office)
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-8200
Fax: (914) 631-0089
Waddell W. Stillman, President
David Parsons, Public Relations Manager
Founded in 1951 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., this nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation of the cultural, historical and natural heritage of the Hudson River Valley.

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
150 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-9491
Fax: (914) 631-0089
Susan T. Greenstein, Program Director
Country seat of the Rockefeller family: 6-story stone house, splendid gardens and fountains, Gov. Rockefeller's outstanding sculpture collection, and spectacular Hudson River views. A National Trust Historic Site.

Philipsburg Manor
Route 9
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
(914) 631-3992
Fax: (914) 631-7740
Carol Hagglund, Site Director
The Manor was the heart of a trading center owned by a Dutch merchant and operated by enslaved Africans. Visitors may tour the working grist mill, farm and Manor house for a journey to the year 1750.

Union Church of Pocantico Hills
150 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 332-6659
Fax: (914) 631-2069
Susan Cavanaugh, Site Manager
Church contains stained glass windows by modern masters Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, established as memorials by Rockefeller family members.

Van Cortlandt Manor
5 Riverside Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
(914) 271-8981
Fax: (914) 271-9029
Althea Corey, Site Director
Grounds of estate include Manor house, ferry house that served as a tavern during the 18th century, spectacular gardens, and kitchen house featuring daily open-hearth cooking demonstrations.

Washington Irving's Sunnyside
West Sunnyside Lane
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 591-8763
Fax: (914) 591-4436
Dina Friedman, Site Director
Picturesque Tarrytown home on the banks of the Hudson was created by Washington Irving, famed author of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Visitors may tour Irving's home and beautiful woodland walks for a taste of life in the 1800s.

Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Road
P.O. Box 661
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 698-9275
Fax: (914) 835-8547
Suzanne Clary, President
This National Historic Landmark is the site of Founding Father John Jay's boyhood home. The Jay Heritage Center is restoring and preserving the 1838 Greek Revival Peter Augustus Jay House, and the 1907 Classical Revival Carriage House as an education center for American history and culture. These buildings are open to the public during the restoration process. From the veranda of the Jay House, the visitor enjoys a timeless and dramatic vista over the fields of Marshlands Conservancy to Long Island Sound and Long Island itself.

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
400 Route 22
P.O. Box 832
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-5651
Fax: (914) 232-8085
Dr. Alix Schnee, Historic Site Manager
Farm where John Jay, twice governor of New York and first U.S. Chief Justice, retired after a lifetime of public service as a legislator, diplomat and jurist. 64 acres of farm, meadow and gardens available for picnicking, walking, or self-guided tours. House tours of the restored home are available April-October or by appointment November-March. Groups and school tours by advance reservation. Lectures, concerts, family programs.

Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center
Route 9D
P.O. Box 249
Garrison, NY 10524
(845) 424-3812
Fax: (845) 424-4043
Anita Pidala, Office Manager
Woodland garden and former estate of Russel Wright. A foremost example of ecological landscape restoration. Historic house, hiking trails, programs and special events. Nature and design summer camp.

New York City Watershed
New York City Dep't of Environmental Protection
59-17 Junction Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11378-5108
(718) 595-6600
Christopher O. Ward, Commissioner
Geoff Ryan, Director of Public Affairs
In emergency or to report pollution: (800) H2O-SHED (426-7433)
To request Public Access Permit: (800) 575-LAND (575-5263) or get application at or information at .
Watershed supplies drinking water to over nine million people including 85% of Westchester County residents. The Croton system (in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties) consists of 12 reservoirs, and the Catskill and Delaware systems, west of the Hudson River, include six reservoirs as well as Kensico in Westchester. Limited public access is allowed by permit only. Rowboats for the purpose of fishing are allowed if they are permanently located at specific sites.

Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
15 Walnut Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 693-5259
Fax: (914) 674-8529
Brian Goodman, Historic Site Manager
Cortlandt to Yonkers. 26-mile linear trail from the Croton Reservoir in Cortlandt to Yonkers. Walking path connects the communities of Cortlandt, Ossining, Briarcliff, Mount Pleasant, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings and Yonkers. Provides panoramic views of the Hudson River. Constructed in the 19th century, the aqueduct is a National Historic Landmark. Managed by the Taconic Region of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Many historic and scenic sites along the Hudson. Communities, all services, and transportation in close proximity.

Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Route 117 (one mile east of Route 9)
Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
(914) 631-1470
Fax: (914) 631-3064
John R. Middlebrooks, Manager
P.O. Box 338, Tarrytown, NY, 10591-0338
Encompasses approximately 860 acres of the Rockefeller family estate, donated to the State of New York in 1983. About twenty-two miles of carriage paths along rivers, woods, a 24-acre lake and panoramic vistas. Ideal for strolling, bird watching, jogging and cross country skiing. Horseback riding and carriage driving require fee permit. Fishing permitted in Swan Lake and the Pocantico River. A five-dollar parking fee is in effect.

Rockwood Hall Park
Off Route 9 or Rockwood Road
exit off Route 117 West
North Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-1470
Estate grounds of former Rockwood Hall, an extension of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Hiking, picnicking, views of the Hudson.



State and Regional Government and Agencies

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
(860) 424-3000
Fax: (860) 424-4051
This is the information section of the department.

Delaware River Basin Commission
P.O. Box 7360
West Trenton, NJ 08628
(609) 883-9500
Fax: (609) 883-9522
Carol R. Collier, Executive Director
An interstate-federal compact agency with planning, operation and regulatory authority for water supply and conservation, pollution prevention and control, flood protection and other aspects of water resource management within the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware portions of the Delaware River Basin. Offers public education about the watershed.

Interstate Environmental Commission
311 W. 43rd Street, Room 201
New York, NY 10036-6413
(212) 582-0380
Fax: (212) 581-5719

Howard Golub, Acting Executive Director & Acting Chief Engineer
A tristate environmental agency engaged in air and water pollution prevention and abatement in the greater New York metropolitan area.

New York City Department of Environmental Protection
59-17 Junction Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11373-5108
(718) 595-6600
Christopher O. Ward, Commissioner
Geoff Ryan, Director of Public Affairs

Responsible for a variety of services and environmental concerns including protecting watersheds that supply an average of 1.3 billion gallons of high quality drinking water every day to over 9 million area residents.

  • Bureau of Water Supply
    465 Columbus Avenue
    Valhalla, NY 10595
    (914) 742-2001
    Michael Principe, Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of Water Supply
  • Watershed Office of Public Affairs
    465 Columbus Avenue
    Valhalla, N.Y. 10595
    (914) 742-2086
    Nancy Levine, Director
    Offers a wide range of free educational programs and materials for teachers, students, and environmental groups. They include information about New York City's vital water supply system, watershed issues, water conservation, and protection. Agency specialists are available for presentations.
  • Croton System District Engineer
    5 Jay Street
    Katonah, NY 10536
    232-5171; (212) 349-4017
    Fax: (914) 232-7003
    Timothy Lawyer, P.E., District Engineer
    Operation and maintenance of New York City reservoirs and aqueducts in Westchester and Putnam counties and protection of the water supply.
  • Croton Police Precinct
    900 Croton Lake Road
    Yorktown, NY 10598
    (914) 245-7061; (914) 245-6694
    Fax: (914) 245-9302
    Captain Ronald A. Gatto
    Supervisor, Environmental Enforcement
    Investigates environmental crimes and coverage of 369 square miles of N.Y.C. watersheds, reservoirs, aqueducts, and wetlands. Enforces all state and local laws to protect the integrity of the water supply for over 9 million people.
N.Y.S. Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee
Legislative Office Building
Room 625
Albany, NY 12248
(518) 455-5192
Fax: (518) 455-4921
Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli, Chairman
Reviews legislation dealing with environmental conservation law in the state.

N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518) 402-8541
Fax: (518) 457-7735
Erin Crotty, Commissioner
The DEC enforces N.Y.S. Conservation Law enacted to prevent and abate water, air, and land pollution. Administers fish and wildlife laws, issues licenses and permits, and manages the Forest Preserve. Administers state aid to assist local government to dispose of solid waste and treat waste water. Monitors environmental conditions and tests for contaminants. To report illegal hunting and fishing, illegal dumping, and other environmental violations, call (800) TIPP DEC.

• Air Resources Division
(518) 402-8452
Bob Warland, Director

• Environmental Enforcement Division
(518) 402-9509
Charles Sullivan, Director

• Environmental Remediation Division
(518) 402-9706
Michael J. O’Toole, Director

• Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
(518) 402-8924
Gerry Barnhart, Director

• Forest Protection & Fire Management Division
(518) 402-8839
Andrew Jacob, Director

• Freshwater Wetlands Appeals Board
(518) 402-0566
Rhonda K. Amoroso, Director

• Lands & Forests Division
(518) 402-9405
Robert Davies, Director

• Law Enforcement Division
(518) 402-8829
Larry Johnson, Director

• Mineral Resources Division
(518) 402-8076
Bradley Field, Director

• Pollution Prevention Unit
(518) 402-9472
Mary Werner, Director

• Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696
(914) 256-3003
Marc Moran, Regional Director

• Solid & Hazardous Materials Division
(518) 402-8651
Stephen Hammond, Director

• Sub-Regional Office
200 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 332-1835
Cesar Manfredi

• Water Division
(518) 402-8233
Phil Degaetano, Director

N.Y.S. Department of Health
Tower Building
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
(518) 474-5422

• New York Metropolitan Area Regional Office
145 Huguenot Street, 4th, 5th & 6th Floors
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 632-4133
Fax: (914) 576-2855
Oversees all metropolitan area health programs.

N.Y.S. Department of Law
101 East Post Rd.
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 422-8755
Fax: (914) 422-8706
Gary Brown, Assistant Attorney General
Prosecutes and defends all actions and proceedings for the state including violations of environmental laws and regulations. Also represents the state DEC in legal proceedings.

N.Y.S. Department of State
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231
(518) 474-0050
Fax: (518) 474-4765
Randy A. Daniels, Secretary of State
Provides technical and financial assistance to local governments, administers state planning for Coastal Zone Management Programs and Local Waterfront Revitalization Plans.

N.Y.S. Department of Transportation
5 Gov. Harriman State Campus
Albany, NY 12232
(518) 457-4422
Joseph Boardman, Commissioner
Responsible for operation and development of transportation facilities such as state highways and bridges, airports, rail, ports, and mass transit. Its Environmental Analysis Bureau guies most envrionmental issues which are affected by all phases of transportation.

• Region 8
4 Burnett Boulevard
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 431-5750
Fax: (845) 431-5703
Robert Dennison, Regional Director

N.Y.S. Energy Research & Development Authority
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
(518) 862-1090
Fax: (518) 862-1091
Thomas Collins, Communications
Cullen O'Brien, Consumer Information Assistant
(800) 423-SAVE
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, provides energy-related technical and financial assistance to businesses and institutions to promote energy efficiency and economic development through its New York Energy $mart program. NYSERDA sponsors energy research and development programs that promote safe and economical energy production and efficiency technologies in New York State, issues tax-exempt bonds and notes for energy-related projects, and analyzes the effect of New York's energy, regulatory, and environmental policies on the State's business, institutional, and residential energy consumers.

N.Y.S. Geological Survey
3140 Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-5353
Fax: (518) 486-2034
Dr. Robert H. Fakundiny, Contact Person
Maintains scientific collections and conducts research in basic environmental and applied geology. A clearinghouse for information concerning bedrock and superficial geology and related mapping projects in New York State.

N.Y.S. Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
Empire State Plaza
Building 1
Albany, NY 12238
(518) 474-0443
Fax: (518) 474-4492
Bernadette Castro, Commissioner
Thomas Lyons, Director Environmental Management
(518) 474-0409
Operates state parks, historic sites, marine and recreational vehicles, programs and facilities. Provides technical and financial assistance to municipal parks and recreation programs and to public and private historic preservation projects.

• Office of Historic Preservation
Peebles Island
P.O. Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188-0189
(518) 237-8643
Winthrop Aldrich, Deputy Commissioner

• Taconic Region
P.O. Box 308
Staatsburg, NY 12580
(845) 889-4100
Jayne McLaughlin, Regional Director

N.Y.S. Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-2390
Fax: (518) 426-6975
Senator Carl Marcellino, Chairperson
Charged with reviewing all legislation dealing with environmental conservation law in the state.

Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain, NY 10911
(845 786-2701
Fax: (845) 786-2276
Robert Binnewies, Executive Director
Has authority to acquire lands and to improve and manage Palisades Interstate Park.



State and Regional Educational and Research Facilities

Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC)
Columbia University
1200 Amsterdam Avenue, MC 5557
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-8179
FAX: (212) 854-8188
Evelyn Luciano, Administrator
Preparing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, training, and research. Primarily involved in conservation biology. Education carried out by Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Environmental Biology (E3B), which offers degree programs (Undergraduate and graduate through Ph.D.). Training is carried out by the Morningside Institute and includes an evening certificate program in conservation biology for adults; a summer training program for K-12 educators centered on Biodiversity in the Hudson Valley; the Environmental Leaders Forum; a summer field experience for undergraduates in Brazil; and a summer program in conservation biology for HS students. Research focuses on multi-institutional initiatives that involve the five members of the CERC consortium: Columbia University, the American Museum of Natural History, the NY Botanical Garden, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Wildlife Trust.

Hudsonia Limited
P.O. Box 5000
Annandale, NY 12504-5000
(845) 758-7053; (845) 758-7023
Fax: (845) 758-7033
Erik Kiviat, Executive Director
Nonprofit institute for research, education and technical assistance in the environmental sciences. Offers technical consultation for landowners, businesses, nonprofit organizations, citizens' groups and government agencies.

Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box R
Millbrook, NY 12545-0178
(845) 677-5359
Fax: (845) 677-6455
Through its research and education programs, the Institute promotes awareness and understanding of natural ecosystems and the importance of ecological relationships to human welfare.

Lower Hudson Conference of Historical Agencies and Museums
2199 Saw Mill River Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-6726
Fax: (914) 592-6946
Tema Harnik, Administrative Consultant
Regional agency provides professional training, networking and technical assistance to museums, historical sites and societies, their staffs, boards and communities. Regional archival repositories and historians. Holds workshops and seminars; publishes Newsletter and Website. Administers Hudson Valley Documentary Heritage Program for the NY State Archives and a statewide Conservation Treatment Grant Program for the NYSCA.

New York Botanical Garden
200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458-5126
(718) 817-8747
Fax: (718) 817-8666
Programs and courses on botany, gardening, horticulture, ecology, landscape design,and similar subjects. Complete catalog available on Website.

New York Sea Grant
121 Discovery Hall
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5001
(631) 632-9124
Fax (631) 632-6917
Barbara Branca, Communicator
A state and federally-funded program providing science-based information to people making and influencing decisions for the wise development, management, and use of our coastal resources--now and in the future.

New York State Museum, State Education Department
3140 Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-5816
Fax: (518) 486-2034
John Hart, Director of Research and Collections
Conducts basic and applied research and maintains scientific collections in botany, entomology, zoology, and aquatic ecology. A clearinghouse for biological natural history information in New York State.

Project Riverwatch
Purchase College/SUNY
Natural Sciences Division
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 251-6641
Fax: (914) 251-6635
Dr. Barbara Dexter, Director
Science education and research organization that provides community volunteer groups with the training, some supplies and equipment necessary to monitor water quality in the region.

Purchase College, State University of New York, Natural Sciences Division
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577-1400
(914) 251-6631
Fax: (914) 251-6635
Dr. Joseph Skrivanek, Division Head
Offers degrees in Environmental Science and a certificate program, "Local Issues in Environmental Management." day and evening courses are open to the community. Program specialities include terrestrial and aquatic ecology, geology, environmental chemistry, and GIS.

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 248-2335
Fax: (914) 248-2390
Dorna L. Schroeter, Contact
Provides environmental education programs to students, K-12. Programs include nature center, in-school, field trips to Key Largo and Cape Cod, environmental kits and Jason Project. Publishes newsletter, Field Notes.

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center
Forest Resource Management of NYS DEC
79 Farmstead Lane
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 831-8780; ext. 309
Fax: (845) 831-8780
Barbara Lucas-Wilson, Forester
Provides forestry services for Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester counties. Forest management advice for private woodland owners and urban forestry advice to communities and organizations.

Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx, NY 10471-2899
(718) 549-3200
Fax: (718) 884-8952
Julia Water, Assistant Director of Public Relations
A 28-acre public garden and cultural center, overlooking the Hudson and the Palisades, dedicated to fostering the interaction between humans and their natural surroundings through programs in horticulture, landscape, land management, environmental education and the arts.

Wildlife Conservation Society
Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10460
(718) 367-1010
Contact Communications/Public Relations
Dedicated to saving wildlife and ecosystems since 1895. Operates wildlife conservation facilities including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and New York Aquarium. These wildlife centers have educational opportunities which offer services and programs for individuals as well as organized groups. The Society manages over 300 field projects in more than 50 nations.



State and Regional Environmental Organizations

Adirondack Mountain Club
814 Goggins Road
Lake George, NY 12845-4117
(518) 668-4447
Fax: (518) 668-3746
Jo Benton, Executive Director
Kathie Laug, Chair, Mohican Chapter (Westchester, Putnam, Fairfield)
The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve, parks and other wild lands and waters. The Club, founded in 1922, is a member-directed organization committed to public service and stewardship. ADK employs a balanced approach to outdoor recreation, advocacy, environmental education and natural resource conservation.

American Cancer Society
Westchester Office
2 Lyon Place
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 949-4800
(800) ACS-2345
Katherine Archibald, Executive Director
The nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

American Heart Association
Westchester-Putnam Region
3020 Westchester Avenue
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 694-6464
Fax: (914) 694-1285
David Bailey, Communications Director
Committed to prevention of death and disability from heart disease and stroke. Major educational objective is to promote smoking cessation at school, work and community sites.

American Lung Association
Hudson Valley
35 Orchard Street
White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 949-2150
Fax: (914) 949-4765
David M. Martin, Executive Director
Elinor Muller, Program Director
Offers educational programs and services aimed at the prevention, cure and control of lung diseases and their causes. This includes smoking, air pollution and lung hazards in the work place.
Westchester/Putnam County is dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of all living creatures. We serve as a networking and information resource for those working to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. We encourage and support cooperation among the animal protection community, the veterinary community, government agencies and the general public in the belief that by working together, within and across organizational boundaries, goals can be achieved that would otherwise be unattainable. We believe education is central to addressing animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation and that, together, we can learn to value and show consideration for all living things. We believe in the good will and generosity of the people of Westchester and Putnam Counties toward our human and animal neighbors. Together, we can create a better community for all of us.

Appalachian Mountain Club
New York-New Jersey Chapter
5 Tudor City Place
New York, NY 10017
(212) 986-1430
Fax: (212) 986-1432
John Bradley, Chapter Chair
Promotes protection, enjoyment and wise use of mountains, rivers and trails of the Northeast.

Audubon New York
200 Trillium Lane
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 869-9731
Fax: (518) 869-0737
Kimberley Ray, Director of Communications
Formerly known as the National Audubon Society of New York, this is still the State program of the National Audubon Society. Promotes the protection and proper management of birds, other wildlife and their habitats through advocacy and education. Through a statewide council, 30 chapters, and a network of Audubon Centers and Sanctuaries, Audubon New York provides leadership based on sound science with specific campaigns on birds, forests, wetlands and wildlife on local, state and national levels.

Citizens Campaign for the Environment
199 Main Street, #319
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 997-0946
Fax: (914) 997-0983

Sarah J. Meyland, Executive Director
Carolyn Frank, Program Coordinator
Statewide, nonprofit organization working to protect New York's air, land, and water resources. Conducts lobbying, research, community organizing and litigation on issues of environmental concern to NY State residents.

Clean Air Campaign
74 Trinity Place
New York, NY 10006
(212) 349-7255
Marcy Benstock, Executive Director
Formed in 1971, CAC works to protect the Hudson and other rivers, wetlands and coastal waters from being paved over or filled in. Advocates transportation and land use patterns and spending priorities which are environmentally sound, fiscally prudent and socially just. Active in blocking Westway 1. Publishes action alerts.

Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association
137 Nyack Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803
(845) 621-2373
Steve Rock, Membership Chairperson
People interested in studying and promoting education in the field of mycology. Organization holds meetings, lectures, walks, and publishes a newletter, Spores Illustrated.

Environmental Advocates of New York and EPL/Environmental Advocates
353 Hamilton Street
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 462-5526
Fax: (518) 427-0381
Val Washington, Executive Director
Laura DiBetta, Contact
Founded in 1969, Environmental Advocates of NY (formerly the Environmental Planning Lobby) and its sister organization, EPL/Environmental Advocates, are nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that research timely environmental issues and lobby the New York Legislature and governor for stronger and more effective environmental laws.

Environmental Business Association of New York State, Inc.
126 State Street, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12207-1637
(518) 432-6400
FAX: (518) 432-1383
Ira S. Rubenstein, Executive Director
The EBA/NYS is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to supporting growth of the environmental industry in New York State. Our mission is to stimulate business development, awareness, and growth opportunities through networking, member services, and educational seminars; act as an information clearinghouse for market, regulatory, technical, and financial information; coordinate effective partnerships among environmental businesses and with other business, research, government, and not-for-profit organizations; serve as the voice for informing government and business leaders about the needs and economic opportunities of the environmental industry; and assist in policy development that both protects the environment and promotes a strong economy.

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Inc.
630 Bedford Road
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10510
(914) 333-0102
Fax: (914) 333-0267
Deanna Grant, Contact
Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Inc. was established in 1997 to encourage public participation in protecting the Preserve's wildlife and habitat, sustaining its historical and archeological features and maintaining its unique system of carriage roads.

Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS)
P.O. Box 373, Pawling, N.Y. 12564
Dr. Jim Utter, Chairman
A community-based umbrella group promoting the protection of this unique 6700-acre wetland which is critically located in the headwaters of the Croton Watershed in Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Using research, education, and involvement in local land-use questions, FrOGS works with local, state, and national organizations to achieve its conservation goals. FrOGS publishes a quarterly FrOGS Newsletter and sponsors the Great Swamp Celebration and Art Show (October), public canoe trips into the Swamp, and other events.

Gaia Institute
440 City Island Avenue
Bronx, New York 10464
(718) 885-1906
(718) 885-3074 (lab)
Fax: (718) 885-0180
Paul S. Mankiewicz, Ph.D., Executive Director
Julie A. Mankiewicz Ph.D., Director of Research & Education
The work of the Gaia Institute couples ecological engineering and restoration with the integration of human communities in natural systems.

Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
773 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 462-0632
Fax: (518) 462-0433
Claire L. Barnett, Executive Director
A not-for-profit environmental health research, information, and advocacy organization that seeks to assure every child an environmentally safe and healthy school that is clean and in good repair. We specialize in healthy indoor environments secure through design, construction, operations, and maintenance practices that are child-friendly.

Highlands Coalition
P.O. Box 118
Titusville, NJ 08560
(609) 818-1776
Fax: (609) 737-7264
Thomas A. Gilbert, Executive Director
Eric Kulleseid, Chair of the NY Committee of the Coalition
Coalition of over 90 national, regional, state and local organizations working to preserve land and water in the Highlands region of NY, NJ, CT, and PA.

Hudson Highlands Land Trust
1180 Route 90
P.O. Box 226
Garrison, NY 10524
(845) 424-3358
Fax: (845) 424-3483

Susan Bates, Executive Director
Promotes sound planning, monitors development, and accepts conservation easements in working to preserve rural character, history and spectacular beauty and environment of Hudson Highlands.

Hudson River Foundation
40 West 20th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 924-8290
Fax: (212) 924-8325
Dennis J. Suszkowski, Ph.D., Science Director
Supports scientific and public policy research, education, and projects to enhance public access to the Hudson River. The Foundation's purpose is to make science integral to decision-making with regard to the Hudson River and its watershed and to support competent stewardship of this extraordinary resource. .

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
112 Little Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 454-7673
Fax: (845) 454-7953
Andy Mele, Executive Director
Clearwater's mission of protecting and restoring the Hudson River, its shorelines and related waterways is carried out through member-supported programs of education, celebration and advocacy.

Hudson River Valley Greenway
Capitol Building, Room 254
Capitol Station
Albany, NY 12224
(518) 473-3835
Fax: (518) 473-4518
Carmella Mantello, Executive Director, Greenway Communities Council
Barbara Kendall, Executive Director, Greenway Conservancy
A New York State agency which includes an area with 242 municipalities in 13 counties, from Waterford in Saratoga County to Battery Park in Manhattan. The Greenway provides planning grants, compact grants, land-based and water trail grants, and technical assistance to help communities develop a vision for their future. Committed to the preservation, enhancement, and development of the world-renowned scenic, natural, historic, cultural, and recreational resources of the Hudson River Valley that is consistent with economic development goals and municipal home rule. The Hudson River Valley Greenway is also the management entity of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, a federal program to promote the national significance of the Valley.
Formed in 1988 to study and make recommendations on the future of the Hudson Valley with respect to preservation and conservation of natural resources. A Greenway bill passed the legislature and was signed by the governor. The legislation and final report deal with economic development and agriculture as well as conservation.

Hudson Valley Materials Exchange
2022 Second Street, New Windsor, New York 12553
(845) 567 1445
FAX: (845)567 1536
Jill Gruber, Executive Director
An environmental 501c(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of effective solid waste management, established in 1993. We implement our mission through our "Community Warehouse" at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, Orange County, where we distribute surplus/used materials collected from local businesses. We focus on materials for art, education, and home improvement. At present we serve 9 school districts, about 25 schools who use our materials in every educational discipline. It saves the schools money and enriches or frequently replaces the materials they presently purchase. Students learn to make do with less but, more importantly, they learn where the materials come from and why they are waste. Since its inception, our program has diverted over 2000 tons of waste and saved over a million dollars in purchasing costs for its users.

Hudson Valley Raptor Center
148 South Road
Stanfordville, NY 12581
(845) 758-6957
Fax: (845) 758-6957
Dona Tracy, Director
Rehabilitation center for injured birds of prey. Open to public; offers educational programs.

Hudson Valley Sustainable Communities Network (HVSCN)
P.O. Box 116
Cottekill, NY 12419
(845) 331-5069 or (845) 687-9253
FAX: (845) 687-0239 (call first) or
David McCarthy, Chairperson
Nicola Coddington, Westchester Contact
(914) 591-5705
A grassroots membership-based organization whose purpose is to promote a sustainable future. Mission statement: "HVSCN serves as a catalyst to create a sustainable society in the Valley--socially, environmentally, and economically. To us this means a society where people come together to foster self-reliance, create responsive institutions, and promote healthy local economies that serve the common good and respect the environment." HVSCN specializes in facilitating collaborations among residents, businesses, not-for-profits, and municipalities, and offers sustainability trainings throughout the Hudson Valley region. HVSCN’s major activities are coordinated by its working groups in the specialized areas of Sustainable Economic Development, Green Building and Renewables, Sustainable Agriculture and Permaculture, and Building Sustainable Communities. HVSCN sponsors an ongoing series of monthly forums and annual conferences on sustainability-related topics.

Kensico Environmental Enhancement Program (KEEP)
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
465 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595-1336
(914) 742-2086
Fax: (914) 773-4530
Nancy Levine, Contact Person
A committee formed to protect the Kensico Reservoir, KEEP is a joint effort of the DEP, county, and local governmental organizations, and residents from towns surrounding the Reservoir. Its mission is to educate the communities in the Kensico watershed about the importance of protecting water quality.

Long Island Sound Watershed Alliance
c/o Save the Sound
20 Marshall St.
South Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 354-0036; (888) SAVE-LIS
Fax: (203) 354-0041
Robin Kriesberg, Chair
Informal information network of national, regional, local civic and governmental organizations united by common concern and vision for Long Island Sound. Participants share information about the Sound, their activities on its behalf, and seek to influence public policy. Individuals interested in receiving information and action alerts by e-mail may contact LISWA for information on subscribing to its e-mail discussion list.

Mianus River Greenway Alliance
690 River Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807
(203) 637-8944
Peter Moss, Chairman
Informal alliance of 35 organizations, created in 1994 to coordinate the efforts to preserve open lands in the Mianus River and Brothers Brook watershed in Connecticut and New York.

Mianus River Watershed Council
75 Holly Hill Lane
Greenwich, CT 06830
Fax: (203) 869-0725
David Medd, President
Interstate, intermunicipal group of private citizens and organizations. Assists in the preservation and enhancement of the natural resources of the watershed of the Mianus River through educational initiatives and review of development proposals.

New York City Butterfly Club
111-14 76th Avenue (#107)
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 634-6467
Guy Tudor, President
Don Riepe, Secretary-Treasurer
Dedicated to the study of butterfly species in the NYC area. Conducts annual surveys in NYC and Westchester.

New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
353 Hamilton St.
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 426-8246
Fax: (518) 426-3052
Pamela Hadad Hurst, Executive Director
Works to reduce toxic pesticide use and promote safer, environmentally sound alternatives. Westchester initiatives include schools and golf courses. Publishes newsletter. Responds to informational requests. Offers informational materials on pesticides hazards and least-toxic control methods.

New York Conservation Education Fund
29 Broadway, Ste.1100
New York, NY 10006
(212) 361-6350
Fax: (212) 361-6363
Marcia Bystryn, Executive Director
NYCEF, educational affiliate of NYLCV, educates New Yorkers about statewide, regional and local environmental issues. NYCEF improves citizens' understanding of government's role in the environmental decision-making process and provides information on how to get involved in local environmental protection.

New York League of Conservation Voters
29 Broadway, Ste.1100
New York, NY 10006
(212) 361-6350 ext.
Fax: (212) 361-6363
Marcia Bystryn, Executive Director
Goal is to increase environmental awareness among voters and elect environmentally responsible candidates on the state and local level. NYLCV has established a Westchester County Chapter with an office in White Plains. See local listing.

New York Public Interest Research Group, Inc.
9 Murray Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 349-6460
Fax: (212) 349-1366

Christopher Meyer, Executive Director
NY State's largest student-directed research and advocacy organization, focuses primarily on environmental preservation, consumer protection, and government reform issues. Maintains full-time staff of attorneys, advocates, and organizers in 23 year-round offices statewide.

New York Rivers United
P.O. Box 1460
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 339-2097
Fax: (315) 339-6028
Bruce Carpenter, President
Statewide river conservation organization. Mission is to conserve, protect, and restore New York's rivers and riverine ecosystems. Major programs in energy, in-stream flow, and dam removal.

New York State Association of Conservation Commissions, Inc.
P.O. Box 1732
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 368-6949
Fax: (631) 368-4796
Joy Squires, President
Association of local conservation advisory commissions and boards throughout New York State.

New York State Association of Environmental Management Councils
c/o Dutchess County EMC
2715 Route 44, Ste. 2
Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-5253
Fax: (845) 677-0708
David Foord, Executive Director
NYSAEMC is a coordinating organization for environmental management councils statewide and represents their interests on such issues as state aid funding and environmental laws and regulations.

New York State Marine Education Association
P. O. Box 623
Levittown, NY 11756-0623
(516) 594-2359
Fax: (516) 678-8569
Lou Siegel, Contact Person
Promotes marine awareness and encourages the growth and exchange of instructional resources within the scientific, commercial and educational communities. Publishes quarterly newsletter, Ripples.

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, Inc.
156 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1199
(201) 512-9348
Fax: (201) 512-9012
Edward Goodell, Executive Director
Volunteer, nonprofit organization that maintains over 1,500 miles of footpaths for the public. Publishes the hiker's newspaper, Trail Walker, as well as maps and guides.

Open Space Institute
1350 Broadway, Room 201
New York, NY 10018-7799
(212) 629-3981
Fax: (212) 244-3441
Susan Barbarisi, Administrator
Elizabeth Carey, Program Associate
Sponsors local and national environmental group efforts to protect open space and promote environmental values. Acquires land for conservation purposes.

Putnam County Land Trust: Save Open Spaces, Inc.
P.O. Box 36
Brewster, NY 10509
(845) 878-3530
FAX: (845) 878-7025
Hunter Pollock, President
PCLT is dedicated to preserving for the public, open spaces, and the natural resources within, for the purpose of conservation, education, and passive recreation.

Regional Plan Association
4 Irving Place, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2727
Fax: (212) 253-5666
Robert D. Yaro, President
Seeks to improve the quality of life in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan region by creating a long-term land use plan and promoting its implementation across political boundaries.

Riverkeeper, Inc.
25 Wing & Wing
Garrison, NY 10524-0130
(845) 424-4149
Fax: (845) 424-4150
Alex Matthiessen, Hudson Riverkeeper and Executive Director
John Lipscomb, Boat Captain
Conducts and advocates citizen enforcement of environmental laws. Investigates polluters and abusers of the Hudson River and its watershed. Dedicated to protection of the estuarine ecosystem.

Riverlovers, Inc.
P.O. Box 285
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520-0285
(914) 656-1167
Eric Marshall, Executive Board Member
Riverlovers is a chartered sloop club of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater in northern Westchester and Putnam counties. Program includes monthly potlucks and environmental education.

Save the Sound, Inc.
20 Marshall St.
South Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 354-0036; (888) SAVE-LIS
Fax: (203) 354-0041
John Atkin, President
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Long Island Sound through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy. Manages the Long Island Sound Watershed Alliance. Publishes annually The Long Island Sound Water Quality Report.

Scenic Hudson, Inc.
One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3091
(845) 473-4440
Fax: (845) 473-2648
Ned Sullivan, President
A 38-year-old nonprofit environmental organization and separately incorporated land trust dedicated to protecting and enhancing the scenic, natural, historic, agricultural and recreational treasures of the Hudson River and its valley. To date we have protected 17,700 acres of land in 10 counties and created or enhanced 28 parks and preserves for public enjoyment.

Sierra Club
Lower Hudson Group
5 Algonquin Drive
Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 238-8846
Fax: (914) 238-8846
George Klein, Contact Person
John Stouffer, Legislative Director
(518) 426-9144
Dedicated to protecting and preserving the natural environment. The local group covers Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties. Its activities include outings, conservation, education, and political activism.

Sierra Club
Atlantic Chapter
116 John St., 31st Floor
New York, NY 10038-3401
(212) 791-2400
(212) 791-0839
Tullia Limarzi, Contact Person

Soundkeeper Inc.
P.O. Box 4058
Norwalk, CT 06855
(203) 854-5330
Fax: (203) 866-1318
Terry Backer, Soundkeeper
Advocates for water quality and habitat protection, investigates complaints, intervenes in regulatory process and patrols Long Island Sound.

Community Center for Environmental Education
Cove Island Park
1281 Cove Rd.
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 323-1978
Fax: (203) 967-8306
Patrick Stuhlman, Director of Development
An environmental education organization dedicated to protecting Long Island Sound and its watershed by providing hands-on learning experiences for children and adults at its Community Center and aboard the Schooner SoundWaters, an 80-foot, three-masted floating classroom on Long Island Sound.

Sterling Forest Partnership
7 Spring Rock Dr.
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 783-4302
Mary Yrizarry, Chair
The Sterling Forest Partnership, through education, research, and public discourse, promotes responsible stewardship for the preservation of Sterling Forest as a wild habitat preserve and protects the natural landscape of the Sterling Forest region.

The Nature Conservancy
Eastern New York Chapter
19 North Moger Avenue
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 244-3271
Fax: (914) 244-3275
Kathy Moser, Executive Director
Preserves land that provides habitat for rare species. Manages 32 nature preserves. See The Nature Conservancy Properties in "Other Westchester County Parks, Preserves, and Nature Centers" section for listing of Westchester preserves.

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc.
P. O. Box 2345
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
(212) 219-9901
Richard Schager, President
(212) 684-1880
Terrence E. McCartney, Conservation Chair
Engages in stream-watch programs; actively promotes conservation of resources and protection of water quality through litigation, education, and other means. Offers "Trout in the Classroom" school educational program.

Transportation Alternatives
115 West 30th Street, Room 1207
New York, NY 10001-4010
(212) 629-8080
Fax: (212) 629-8334
John Kaehny, Executive Director
An advocacy group that promotes bicycling and pedestrian use of the streets in an urban environment. We work to move away from motorized vehicles and towards sustainable transportation.

Tri-State Transportation Campaign
240 West 35th Street, #801
New York, NY 10001
(212) 268-7474
Fax: (212) 268-7333
Janine Bauer, Executive Director
A coalition of 13 national and regional environmental, planning, and transit groups dedicated to reforming transportation policy in the region.




National Environmental Organizations

American Littoral Society (New York Chapter)
28 West Ninth Road
Broad Channel, NY 11693
(718) 634-6467
Fax: (718) 318-9345
Don Riepe, Chapter Director
Dedicated to conservation and study of marine life. Society publishes books, runs local and national field trips and annual symposium. Publishes newsletter,"Littorally Speaking." Coordinates annual NY State beach cleanup. Has 5,000 members nationwide.

American Wind Energy Association
122 C Street NW
Washington, DC 2001
202) 383-2500
FAX: (202) 383-2505
Chris Nester, Project Coordinator
AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. The association's members includes turbine manufacturers, wind project developers, utilities, green power marketing firms, academicians, and interested individuals. The association disseminates information about wind energy, provides a network for industry members, and focuses on policy matters that affect the industry's growth.

Center for Health Environment and Justice
P.O. Box 6806
Falls Church, VA 22040-6806
(703) 237-2249
FAX: (703) 237-8389
Sharon Franklin, Contact
Trains and assists local individuals to become empowered to protect their communities from environmental threats and build strong local organizations. Provides scientific technical and organizing assistance, research and information to individuals and communities. CHEJ has three national campaigns: Stop Dioxin Exposure, the national campaign to eliminate all formation, discharge, and exposure to deadly Dioxin; Children and Environmental Health Projects Campaign, which is promoting the grassroots involvement to strengthen policies, practices, and programs that protect children and the environmental threats they are affected by; and Health Care Without Harm Campaign, which assists healthcare professionals, hospitals, and medical facilities in eliminating pollution in health care practices without compromising safety through the elimination of the use of mercury.

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
(800) 843-2473
Fax: (607) 254-2415
John Fitzpatrick, Director
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a nonprofit membership institute interpreting and conserving the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. The Lab is world renowned for our ornithological expertise. Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York, we are an independent administrative unit of Cornell University. Primary support for the Lab comes from more than 26,000 members worldwide.

Endangered Species Coalition
1101 Fourteenth Street NW
Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 772-3234
Fax: (202) 756-2804`
Eileen Brancale, Northeast Organizer
As the guardian of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), ESC speaks on endangered species issues for over 440 environmental, conservation, religious, scientific, humane, sporting and business groups around the country. Our tools are public education, scientific information and citizen participation in all decisions affecting the fate of threatened and endangered species. Through extensive grassroots work, education, discussions with lawmakers, and the dissemination of information, we work to ensure that the Act itself as well as the species it protects, can be passed on safely into the future.

Environmental Defense
257 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
(212) 505-2100
Fax: (212) 505-2375 or
Fred Krupp, Executive Director
Environmental Defense (formerly the Environmental Defense Fund), a leading national nonprofit organization, represents more than 300,000 members. Since 1967, we have linked science, economics, and law to create innovative, equitable, and cost-effective solutions to the most urgent environmental problems.

Friends of the Earth
1025 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005-6303
(877) 843-8687
Fax: (202) 783-0444
A national, nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the planet from environmental degradation; preserving biological, cultural, and ethnic diversity; and empowering citizens to have an influential voice in discussions affecting the quality of their environment and their lives.

Garden Club of America
14 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-8287
Fax: (212) 753-0134
Jane Goedecke, Conservation Chairman
Stimulates knowledge and love of gardening. Restores, improves and protects the environment through programs and action in conservation, civic improvement, and education.

Global Action Plan
P.O. Box 428
Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 679-483
FAX: (845) 679-4834
David Gershon
Empowering individuals to create sustainable lifestyles and livable neighborhoods through contracts with public sector agencies.

702 H St.
Washington, DC 20001
(800) 326-0959
Fax: 202-462-4507
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organization which uses nonviolent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Inform, Inc.
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005-4001
(212) 361-2400
Fax: (212) 361-2412
Joanna Underwood, President
A national nonprofit organization that identifies practical ways of living and doing business that are environmentally sustainable. INFORM's research seeks to find solutions to some of the industrial world's greatest environmental challenges: preventing the generation of municipal and commericial wastes, minimizing the risks of toxic chemical use in industrial operations and in products, and advancing the transition to transportation systems based on renewable resources. INFORM collaborates with communities, governments, and environmental and business leaders in promoting the kinds of innovation identified by its research.

National Audubon Society
700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 979-3000
Fax: (212) 979-3188
John Flicker, President
The mission of NAS is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity. Founded in 1905, the NAS is named after John James Audubon [1785 - 1851], famed naturalist, explorer and wildlife artist.

National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center
Reston, VA 20190-5362
(703) 438-6000
Mark Van Putten, President
Educates, inspires and empowers individuals and organizations to take action to conserve wildlife, wild places and the natural resources we all must share.

Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 727-2700
Fax: (212) 727-1773
Frances Beinecke, Executive Director
NRDC combines legal action, scientific research and citizen education in programs to protect natural resources and improve the quality of the human environment. Publishes quarterly magazine, "On Earth: Environment, Politics, and People," and regular reports on a variety of environmental issues.

Northwest Earth Institute
506 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 227-2807
FAX: (503) 227-2917
Adrienne Sturbois, National Outreach Coordinator
NWEI programs encourage participants to explore their values, attitudes, and actions through discussion with other people. These programs are organized around three key principles: an earth-centered ethic promoting individual responsibility for the earth; the practice of engaged simplicity to enrich life and reduce personal impact on the earth; and a dedication to living fully in place and protecting the unique ecosystem in which you live. Founded in 1993 by longtime activists Jeanne and Dick Roy, NWEI initially brought a single course, Exploring Deep Ecology, into mainstream workplaces to engage people in earth-centered conversation. Today, NWEI volunteers offer a variety of programs in workplaces at noon, and in homes, centers of faith, neighborhoods, and other places where groups of 8 to 12 can meet. To underscore the powerful effect of personal change, NWEI adopted the following mission: "Motivating individuals to examine and transform personal values and habits, to accept responsibility for the earth, and to act on that commitment."

Population Connection
1400 16th Street, NW Suite 320
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 332-2200
FAX: 202-332-2302
Jay Keller, National Field Director
Population Connection is a national nonprofit organization working to slow population growth and achieve a sustainable balance between the Earth's people and its resources. We seek to protect the environment and ensure a high quality of life for present and future generations. Population Connection's education and advocacy programs aim to influence public policies, attitudes, and behavior on national and global population issues and related concerns.

Sierra Club
85 Second Street
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-3441
(415) 977-5500
Fax: (415) 977-5799
(202) 675-2394 Legislative Hotline
Carl Pope, Executive Director
Broad-based environmental organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment and its natural resources. Involved with most major environmental issues. (See also Lower Hudson Group and Atlantic Chapter under "State and Regional Environmental Organizations".)

The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 841-5300
(800) 628-6860
Steve McCormick, President
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Conservancy protects specific places where plant and animal species can survive for generations to come. We employ a scientific, systematic analysis to identify places large enough in scale and rich enough in plant and animals species to ensure meaningful conservation results. At each place, we employ a range of strategies tailored to local circumstances. We buy land. We help other landowners manage their properties. We facilitate public-private partnerships. We engage the business community. We collaborate with like-minded partners. We seek pragmatic solutions.

Trust for Public Land
666 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 677-7171
Fax: (212) 353-2052
Kate Garrett, Project Manager
Founded in 1972, TPL helps local communities, public agencies and other nonprofits acquire natural, scenic and recreational land for permanent protection.

Union of Concerned Scientists
2 Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02238-9105
(617) 547-5552
(800) 666-8276
Fax: (617) 864-9405
Howard Ris, President
Nonprofit organization of scientists and citizens concerned about the impact of advanced technology on society. Research, public advocacy and educational activities focus on energy and transportation policy, global environmental problems, nuclear arms control, and nuclear power safety.



National Government and Agencies

Army Corps of Engineers, New York
U.S. Department of the Army
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278-0090
(212) 264-9113
Fax: (212) 264-0614
Peter Shugert, Public Affairs Officer
Plans, constructs, operates and maintains water resource, environmental, and military projects including administration of water-related regulatory program for New York and New Jersey.

Federal Transit Administration
One Bowling Green, Room 429
New York, NY 10004
(212) 668-2170
Fax: (212) 668-2136
Letitia Thompson, Regional Administrator
Assists in the development of improved mass transportation facilities, equipment and techniques to enlarge areawide urban mass transportation and to provide assistance to state and local governments in financing such systems.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U. S. Department of Commerce
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
(202) 482-6090
Fax: (202) 482-3154
NOAA's mission is to describe and predict changes in the earth's environment and to conserve and manage wisely the nation's coastal and marine resources.

U.S. Department of Energy/ Environmental Measurements Laboratory
201 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014-4811
(212) 620-3619
Fax: (212) 620-3651
Mitchell D. Erickson, Director
The EML conducts scientific and technical investigations related to environmental surveillance and monitoring, site and facility characterization, and decontamination and decommissioning. It provides the DOE and other government agencies with a responsive and objective technical capability to assure sampling, measurement, and analysis quality, and assess risk of human exposure to radioactivity and other energy-related pollutants.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Region II, 290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007-1866
(212) 637-3000
Fax: (212) 637-3526
Jane Kenny, Regional Administrator
Region II Office coordinates regulatory, enforcement, research, monitoring, planning and environmental program activities in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. EPA's mandate is to mount a coordinated attack on environmental pollution in cooperation with state and local governments.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Long Island Sound Office
Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06904-2152
(203) 977-1541
Fax: (203) 977-1546
Mark Tedesco, Director
Field office of the EPA whose focus is to help coordinate implementation of a management plan to protect and restore Long Island Sound.

Long Island Sound Office
New York Sea Grant
146 Suffolk Hall, SUNY
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5002
(631) 632 - 9216
Fax: (631) 632 - 8216
Kimberly Zimmer, New York Public Outreach Coordinator
NY satellite office of the Long Island Sound Office of the EPA (above). Assists individuals, communities, and interested groups with Long Island Sound related issues.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Northeast Region
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 253-8200
Fax: (413) 253-8308 and click on Northeast Region or State
Dr. Mamie A. Parker, Regional Director
Mission is to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
One White Flint North
11555 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852-2738
(301) 415-7000
(800) 368-5642
Regulates civilian uses of nuclear energy.