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City of Kingston

Conservation Advisory Council

Link to Minutes and Agendas 

Mission: Ensure the conservation of the City of Kingston’s natural resources and the enhancement and protection of its environment while fostering unified action on environmental matters.

This volunteer board, consisting of Kingston residents, with its advisory capacity, will advise the Planning Board and Common Council on matters pertaining to the natural environment of the city; will conduct public programs to inform the public of local and regional environmental issues, such as storm water management, recycling and biodiversity; coordinate with local groups which have an impact on the local environment and work in cooperation with the Kingston Planning Board and Common Council to make sound environmental decisions.The City of Kingston is one of only 12 cities in New York State that have a Conservation Council and is one of 16 other Ulster County Conservation Councils.

This board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in Kingston City Hall Conference Room 1. The meetings are open to the general public.


 Please use the drop down links on the City Website for the Kingston CAC to find more information.


  Kingston CAC 2014 Meeting Dates

January 9, 2014

February 6, 2014

March 11, 2014

April 8, 2014

May 13, 2014

June 10, 2014

July 8, 2014

August 12, 2014

No Meeting 

October 14, 2014 (Common Council Chambers) 

November 13, 2014 (Conference Room 2) 

December 9, 2014


Climate Action Plan

On October 2, 2012, the Common Council of the City of Kingston adopted the Kingston Climate Action Plan unanimously. This 268 page document (including Kingston's Greenhouse Gas Inventory and many other resources) is available below in full, as well as the executive summary. A printed copy of the full Climate Action Plan is available at the Parks and Recreation Office, 467 Broadway, Kingston. 


Climate Smart and Green Jobs Community Pledge: Adopted 10/5/2009 by Kingston Common Council

Final Kingston Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan Executive Summary


The CAC is accepting applications for an additional member(s):




Ulster County's Environmental Management Council's Website: www.ucenvironment.org

Ulster County REConnect: www.ulstercountyalive.com/reconnect

City of Kingston's Emerald Ash Borer Website: Emerald Ash Borer Information

New York State Association of Conservation Commission's Website: www.nysaccny.org

City of Kingston Environmental Education Program www.forsythnaturecenter.org   2011 Annual Report

Current Conservation Advisory Council Members:

Julie Noble, Chair JulieLNoble@Kingston-ny.gov

Diane Bonavita dbonavita@verizon.net

Emilie Hauser eehauser@gmail.com

Lynn Johnson Lynn.Johnson@neric.org

Kevin McEvoy laeassoc@earthlink.net 

Gregg Swanzey gswanzey@gmail.com

Casey Schwarz caseyschwarz@gmail.com




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Kingston CAC 2011 Annual Report

Kingston CAC 2012 Annual Report

Kingston CAC 2013 Annual Report 







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