Tell New York Law Makers to Protect Our Freshwater Resources!
Take action to support the Water Withdrawal Bill
Albany, NY | April 25, 2011
The Nature Conservancy in New York has been working, along with partners, to advance policies that protect our state’s freshwater resources. This year, state legislation has been introduced that would create a statewide water management program, ensuring New York can properly manage our freshwater systems for the benefit of people and nature. The legislation will create a permitting system for large water users in the state. It will also allow the state to establish streamflow standards that protect fish and other aquatic life.
How You Can Help
This legislation is being considered by lawmakers in Albany right now. You can make a difference by contacting your State Senator and Assembly member today and telling them to support the bill and protect New York’s lakes, rivers and streams.
Phone call tips - When you speak with the receptionist at each office, tell them:
- Your name and city/town of residence
- That you support protecting New York’s freshwater resources – our rivers, lakes and streams –and urge them to support the Water Withdrawal Bill (S. 3798 / A. 5318A).
Who to call:
- Call the Assembly switchboard at 518-455-4100, and ask to be connected with your Assembly member’s office. Find your Assembly member
- Call the Senate switchboard at 518-455-2800, and ask to be connected to your State Senator’s office. Find your Senator
Thank you for taking action. Together we make a difference!
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.