On Election Day, November 8, voters across New York state will have the opportunity to show their support for the first environmental bond act on the ballot in more than 25 years. The Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Bond Act (Prop 1) is a historic piece of legislation that, if passed, will fund critical environmental protection and restoration projects throughout the state. 

The $4.2 billion proposal will support projects that: 

  • Safeguard clean drinking water, preventing contamination and pollution 
  • Update aging or failing water and sewer infrastructure 
  • Reduce carbon pollution that causes climate change 
  • Preserve forests, wetlands, and other wildlife habitats 
  • Build renewable energy at public facilities 
  • And more! 

The Adirondack Land Trust is proud to be part of the statewide coalition supporting this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in the future of New York’s environment. For the Adirondacks, the Bond Act will provide much needed funding to protect undeveloped lakeshores and critical wetland habitats, conserve family farms and forests, improve public water infrastructure, and reduce local climate risks including flooding-related threats. 

The Bond Act would clearly have a significant positive impact on our collective efforts to restore and enhance New York’s environment. It is also estimated that the Bond Act would ultimately create nearly 100,000 good jobs. 

The lands, waters, wildlife and communities of the Adirondacks—and across the state—need your vote! Now is the time to get informed and get involved. Learn more about the Bond Act at voteyescleanwaterandjobs.com and vote yes on November 8. 

Paid for by Vote Yes for Clean Water and Jobs.