Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Public Meeting Notice

October 22, 2009

Jim Hall

Minnewaska State Park Preserve Public Hearing, October 22, 2009


Who: Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Palisades Interstate Parks Commission Staff
What: Public Hearing on a Draft Master Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Minnewaska State Park Preserve
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2009
Where: The Lecture Center, Room 100 at SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.

The master plan outlines OPRHP's vision for potential capital improvements, operational enhancements and natural and cultural resource stewardship within Minnewaska State Park for the next ten to fifteen years. Factors such as the availability of funding, the need to invest in rehabilitation of existing park infrastructure, and other pressing needs in the entire state parks system will influence the possibility and the timing of the improvements.

Copies of the Draft Plan/DEIS are available for review at the Preserve Office, at the offices of the agency contacts and at the Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz, New York 12561 and the Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center Street, Ellenville NY 12428.

The online version of the DEIS/FEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site:

If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments may be submitted by Nov. 13 to:

Fred Williams, Deputy Director, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Administration Headquarters, Bear Mountain NY 10911-0427 (Phone 845 786-2701);

Thomas B. Lyons, Director, Environmental Management Bureau, OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238 (Phone 518 474 0409); or

By e-mail to: