Catskill Park Day 2019
February 5 — Albany, NY
Since its start in 1969, the Catskill Center has advocated for the Catskill region. One of our major efforts is Catskill Park Day.
Together with 27 local groups that comprise the Catskill Park Coalition, the Catskill Center composes a list of the Catskill Park and its communities' fiscal needs and presents them to the governor and state legislators in an organized day of advocacy in Albany — Catskill Park Day
Spend the day in Albany
Help make the Catskills personal for all 63 state senators, 150 members of the New York State Assembly and Governor Cuomo by shaking hands and sharing five minutes of what’s so special about the Catskills.
We'll begin the day in the the Grand Concourse in Empire State Plaza at 9:00 AM with a kickoff presentation and keynote speaker, and split off into small groups, to take part in four or five meetings with legislators. We’ll leave the capital by 4:00 PM. Can you make it? Please let us know via this form.
Call the Governor’s office
His number is 518-474-8390. Ask him to support the Catskill Park Coalition’s $14m Catskill package and let him know why the Catskills are important to you. And please thank him for the AdventureNY program, $7.2m in 2017 Catskill Park funding and his efforts to promote the region.
Call your local Assembly member
Don’t know who they are? Find out here.
Call your State Senator
Let them know that you support the Catskill Park Coalition’s Catskill Package and that you want them to support it. And that you vote! www.nysenate.gov/registration/nojs/form/start/find-my-senator
Send a note to Governor Cuomo
Share your feelings about the Catskills and your interest in his continued support. And please don’t forget to thank him for all that he’s done for our region.
Write a letter to the editor of your local paper
Buy a shirt + Fund the Mission
We’ve created a shirt to help raise funds for the materials needed for Catskill Park Day. Get yours here.
Whatever action you choose, please take a pic and share it on social media with the hashtag #catskillparkday2019
Get introduced to the basics of advocacy in Albany
and get tips for visiting with legislators and advice on how best to raise your voice and make a difference for the Catskills.
Jeff Senterman (our Executive DIrector) will lead two advocacy primer workshops at the Catskill Center in Arkville.
Attendees will learn about the Catskill Park Coalition (which the Catskill Center Co-Chairs), about previous advocacy successes and learn more about the Coalition's 2018 priorities for the Catskill Park.
Those who are unable to attend in person, can join via conference call at (845) 414-3399.