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Vote yes on state ballot proposition 3

Vote yes on state ballot proposition 3

Vote yes on Proposal 3

Vote yes on Proposal 3 on Election Day and help the small communities of the Adirondacks and Catskills. This is an amendment to Article 14 of the state constitution, the Forever Wild provision.

Proposal 3 enjoys universal support from local governments and environmental groups because it helps the small communities of the Adirondack and Catskill parks. Residents of Schenectady and the Capital District depend upon the Catskills and Adirondacks for wild, wonderful outdoor experiences. Now, we’re depending on residents of the Capital District to vote yes on Proposal 3 to help give these communities a boost.

Under Proposal 3, the state of New York will purchase 250 acres to add to the public 3-million-acre Adirondack and Catskill forest preserves, which will offset the creation of a 250-acre Health and Safety Land Account, which makes roadside Forest Preserve lands available for a limited set of municipal purposes like extending broadband service, creating bike paths, and highway safety projects.

These lands will be transferred in small increments through a process administered by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which includes a public review and public hearings.

Protect the Adirondacks urges Capital District residents to vote yes on Proposal 3.

Peter Bauer

Lake George

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