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Scenic Hudson Joins Groups in Praising Governor for Signing Critical Environmental Legislation

Thursday, July 19, 2007 -- Jason Taylor

Environmental Protection Fund Increased to $300 million by 2009

ALBANY, NEW YORK – On Wednesday, July 18, 2007, Governor Eliot Spitzer signed legislation that will increase the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to an all-time high of $300 million by 2009. The EPF was created in 1993 as a dedicated annual funding source for capital projects that directly benefit New York’s land, air and water.

Federal Grant Will Help Scenic Hudson Tell Exciting History of West Point Foundry

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 -- Jason Taylor

At a July 12 ceremony in Washington, D.C., First Lady Laura Bush presented Putnam County with a $150,000 Preserve America Grant for improving a Scenic Hudson park. The funds – the largest of 43 grants issued – will be used to complete plans for creating a world-class industrial-heritage destination at Scenic Hudson’s West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring. Scenic Hudson Senior Park Planner Rita Shaheen accepted the grant with U.S. Rep. John Hall, whose district includes Putnam County. Putnam County Legislator Vincent Tamagna also attended the ceremony.