For Release: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Region 4 Open Space Advisory Committee Meeting Set
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 4 open space Regional Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the DEC Region 4 office, 1130 N. Westcott Rd. in the town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County.
DEC and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) are co-lead agencies of New York's Open Space Conservation Plan, a plan that serves as a blueprint for the state's land conservation efforts to increase protection of the state's significant natural, scenic, recreational, historic and cultural resources.
Committee membership includes representatives from each of Region 4's nine counties as well as at-large members. The committee is charged with providing input to update the previous Open Space Conservation Plan and to identify the types and locations of open space resources and various open space conservation tools and methods. In addition, the regional committee will provide recommendations on policies, such as stewardship, and regulations.