With election for County Executive just around the corner, I wanted to bring to this paper's attention an issue, which is not getting much attention at this point; that issue is the environment.
As a resident of Briarcliff Manor and an avid user of our local parks, I wanted to remind your readers about County Executive Rob Astorino’s contribution to local environmental conservation. County Executive Astorino was instrumental in facilitating a unique partnership between Teatown Lake Reservation, the Open Space Institute, and the County.
This partnership led to the protection of The Croft, a 59-acre parcel, which will be preserved in perpetuity as open space and will remain unspoiled for our future generations. County Executive Astorino, was instrumental in facilitating Westchester County’s purchase of a permanent conservation easement of the property. The 59 acres may not seem like a tremendous amount of land, when compared with Teatown’s 875 acres. The Croft’s unique location however, will allow it to have a multiplier effect for conservation. The Croft land is immediately adjacent to Teatown’s property and ultimately helps unite some 2,000 acres of land in the Croton Watershed. It will be instrumental in protecting the region’s Biotic Corridor.
This is just one example of County Executive Astorino’s work on behalf of environmental conservation. I applaud his work in forming this unique partnership and for being a local leader fighting to preserve this regions rich environmental heritage. That's just one more reason to keep Astorino our Executive & why I am supporting him.