to advocate for the natural environment in the Lower St. Lawrence Valley area with regard to the allocation of New York Power Authority (NYPA) funds from the St. Lawrence Aquarium & Ecological Center project;


to promote use of a significant portion of said NYPA funds for environmental education, improvement, protection, monitoring, implementation, research and other projects...

December 14, 2009

St. Lawrence County Environmental Management Council

48 Court Street

Canton, New York 13617--1169

Phone: (315) 379-2281 Fax: (315) 379-2252


Web Site:


To: J. Patrick Turbett, Robert McNeil, Laura Perry

From: Jon Montan


December 8, 2009

From: Richard Grover
To: Richard Kessel

Mr. Kessel:  The County Legislature met Monday night and the controversy over management of the $16M and 20MW of power dominated the session.  Four members of our Coalition addressed the Board, as did Mr. McNeil and Mr. Gustafson who represented the Local Government Task Force.  We advocated a comprehensive approach, consistent with the County's adopted Public Policy Guide, that would allow funding for a variety of purposes including projects that...

December 3, 2009

Mr. David W. Forsythe

564 Murphy Road

Lisbon NY 13658

Dear Legislator Forsythe:

You raised a valid question in the Watertown Times (“NYPA Official: heed group”, WDT, Nov. 28, 2009) regarding what appears to be our organization’s late hour entry into the NYPA money re-allocation issue.  We are writing to set the record straight, in hopes of putting the past aside and focusing on what should be done now to secure...

Read letter from Richard Kessel to SLVEC steering committee, November 25, 2009

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