BkC Members Envision a New Waterfront
At BkC's annual meeting that took place at the Battenkill Country Club last Thursday, members were treated to a presentation that showed how forgotten and dilapidated waterfronts in the towns of Pittsford, Potsdam & Watertown, NY were transformed through good planning, community partnerships and committed leadership.
The presentation by John Behan of Behan Planning & Design, an award winning community planning and design firm based in Saratoga Springs provided before and after photos coupled with practical advice on how the transformations happened.
BkC is working on creating the necessary partnerships and plans to improve the river's visibility and access for the surrounding communities. The presentation was part of BkC's advocacy and education efforts related to preserving and enhancing the Battenkill watershed. It was supported in part by the New York State Environmental Defense Fund, Department of Environmental Conservation & the Conservation Partnership Program administered by the Land Trust Alliance.
As part of its annual membership meeting, Dan Bleier of West Hebron and Dan Albano of Argyle were elected to the BkC board. Stu Bartow will continue to serve as Chair. Lily Lack was elected as Vice-Chair, Jan Wolski will serve as Treasurer and Julian Hadley will remain as Secretary.
Ann Whalen, a long standing outgoing board member, was presented with an original Stephen Lack pastel drawing in appreciation of her many years of service. Ann will continue to serve in an advisory role to assist new board members.
BkC is an all volunteer non-profit organization with approximately 235 supporting members. Membership is open to all interested parties with monthly meetings held in Cambridge.
We invite all interested parties to join us at our monthly board meetings that are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Varek Park Building at 15 West Main Street in Cambridge.
Battenkill Conservancy - Preserving & Enhancing the Battenkill Watershed