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President's Letter

IN 1970, THEN PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON signed into law landmark environmental legislation, the Clean Air Act. That bipartisan achievement mandated that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforce science-based rules and regulations designed to protect and preserve the health and well-being of America’s precious natural resources.

Forty-eight years ago the EPA “issued a cancellation order for DDT based on adverse environmental effects, such as those to wildlife, as well as potential human health risks” according to EPA’s website. Today, many of those successful rules and regulations are no longer enforced, having been amended or worse, repealed. The environmental laws we have championed for nearly fifty years are now under assault.

Dick Buegler Memorial

PROTECTORS IS GRATEFUL to everyone who participated in our effort to raise money to purchase a Greenbelt Park bench to acknowledge the life and work of President and co-founder Richard Buegler. That we achieved our goal in short order is a testament to the truth that Dick had a positive impact on the lives of so many of you and you were moved in turn to offer a fitting tribute. Thank you! We will report on news of the installation.

Submit your photographs for consideration in the 2021
Protectors of Pine Oak Woods Staten Island Nature & Wildlife Calendar

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods is seeking photographs for the 2021 Staten Island Nature and Wildlife Calendar.  From the images submitted by our talented photographers we will again produce a calendar celebrating nature at its best on Staten Island and, in this trying year of COVID-19, assert that life and nature go on. An Ad Hoc Committee consisting of PPOW Board Members and Staten Island Naturalists has been created to select the photographs to be used in the calendar.

Deadline: July 15, 2020

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Important Update Regarding the Coronavirus

Protectors follows the guidelines mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Governor Cuomo to practice strict social distancing and wearing masks or face coverings on our walks. We will offer our walks with the understanding that they also may be canceled in the future as circumstances require. Please check back here often for updates and with the walk leader prior to the walk.

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