North Country groups give wish lists for $3B Restore Mother Nature Bond Act

March, 2020

LAKE PLACID — Representatives from more than 30 local organizations gathered at a roundtable discussion in Lake Placid on Monday to outline ways funding from a proposed $3 billion Restore Mother Nature Bond Act could be used to safeguard Adirondack communities from the anticipated impacts of climate change.

The Restore Mother Nature Bond Act — if approved by the state Legislature as part of the 2020-21 state budget — would be subject to voter approval this November. The bond act is part of a $33 billion, five-year plan to fight climate change proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of his recent Executive Budget proposal.

If the $3 billion bond act is approved by voters, the state would look to begin selecting projects for funding by winter 2021, according to Alicia Barton, president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Read the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.