Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PROTECT PRISTINE CAYUGA LAKE WATERFRONT PROPERTY

2021-12-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yes, the DEC asked that FLLT act as its intermediary in the transaction. This 
is a usual occurrence.
Fllt buys the land, then later when state funds are available, FLLT gets 
reimbursed ( that $ then goes to other land preservation).

The state did NOT buy the land during all these announcements.
Various officials just worked w NYSEG & the Public Service Commission to take 
BELL Station off auction block & get NYSEG to agree to sell it for a negotiated 
price to FLLT.  & the Public Service Comm. had to agree to this, too.

Anyway, the deal is not yet done to save BS.
they need to raise the $ rather quickly, hence need for donations from all of 
us.
FLLT is a non-profit, so donations are tax deductible.

Donna Scott
Lansing
Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 7, 2021, at 8:34 AM, Suan Hsi Yong  wrote:


The current purchase is by the FLLT, which plans to sell it to the DEC within a 
year or so. My understanding is that the state machinery for such land 
acquisition is a slow process, which is why the FLLT is stepping in as an 
intermediary, being more agile in its ability to make such purchases.

Suan

On Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 10:06 PM madonna stallmann 
mailto:madonnaoftheprai...@gmail.com>> wrote:
See the link below for more information about the deal.

I'm confused, (and I know I risk displaying how completely ignorant I am about 
how these deals work) why does the FLLT have to raise $500,000 for land that 
New York bought from NYSEG? Why is FLLT still having to deal with NYSEG?

https://ithacavoice.com/2021/12/nyseg-finger-lakes-land-trust-finalize-bell-station-land-deal/

Madonna Stallmann

On Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 4:47 PM Suan Hsi Yong 
mailto:suan.y...@gmail.com>> wrote:
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-agreement-protect-pristine-cayuga-lake-waterfront-property


[https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2=b935c1ead4=0.1=17d92d4196eb36ce=fimg=ip=17d92d4196eb36ce=w1600-h1000=ANGjdJ9LwjGMqjfhB1lrcCfiB2P-XlJQNawAVN1Xhkch7Ewsm9Tzptf9EqBKmQ9M1vdndtwkgTYIwAtZvnO6ZX8phErIMYIsTB9kx64hJb-ah-iCnIV-OEPEYAkJrzg=emb=17d77f5e4b57e28af261]
For Immediate Release: 12/1/2021
GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL



GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PROTECT PRISTINE CAYUGA LAKE WATERFRONT 
PROPERTY



Governor Announces Agreement Between Finger Lakes Land Trust and New York State 
Electric & Gas



Agreement Secures Future Protection of the Largest Privately-Owned Shoreline 
Parcel along Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes



Finger Lakes Land Trust Will Acquire 470-Acre Bell Station Parcel



Photo Available 
Here



Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a land purchase agreement has been 
reached between the Finger Lakes Land Trust and New York State Electric & Gas 
Corp. for the 470-Acre Bell Station, the largest privately-owned undeveloped 
lake shoreline in the Finger Lakes. Governor Hochul in September announced that 
NYSEG had canceled the auction of land known as Bell Station with 3,400 feet of 
pristine shoreline on the east side of Cayuga Lake in Tompkins County, and that 
three state agencies would facilitate permanent protection of this parcel and 
maximize public access.



"The purchase of this land will guarantee its protection and preservation for 
future generations - making environmentally conscious decisions like this allow 
us peace of mind knowing our children and their children will have access to 
green space and a beautiful lakeview in the Finger Lakes," Governor Hochul 
said. "I am proud of the hard work and collaboration between our state 
agencies, NYSEG, and the Finger Lakes Land Trust to quickly move ahead with the 
sale agreement that will pave the way for the transfer of ownership of Bell 
Station."



DEC and the Finger Lakes Land Trust will create a public wildlife management 
area on the lakeshore portion of the property. Bell Station is recognized as a 
priority project in New York State's Open Space Plan and designated as future 
public access conservation land in the Town of Lansing Comprehensive Plan. The 
property sale does not require further review or approval by the Public Service 
Commission.



Cayuga Lake is a critical resource for drinking water, tourism, and recreation 
in the region. Preserving Bell Station will help protect critical habitat for 
plants and wildlife, and greatly enhance public recreation opportunities by 
providing direct shoreline access to the east side of Cayuga Lake, which is 90 
percent privately-owned. The lake supports incredible sport fisheries, 
including largemouth bass, chain pickerel, northern pike, crappie, yellow 
perch, sunfish, 

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PROTECT PRISTINE CAYUGA LAKE WATERFRONT PROPERTY

2021-12-07 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
The current purchase is by the FLLT, which plans to sell it to the DEC
within a year or so. My understanding is that the state machinery for such
land acquisition is a slow process, which is why the FLLT is stepping in as
an intermediary, being more agile in its ability to make such purchases.

Suan

On Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 10:06 PM madonna stallmann <
madonnaoftheprai...@gmail.com> wrote:

> See the link below for more information about the deal.
>
> I'm confused, (and I know I risk displaying how completely ignorant I am
> about how these deals work) why does the FLLT have to raise $500,000 for
> land that New York bought from NYSEG? Why is FLLT still having to deal with
> NYSEG?
>
>
> https://ithacavoice.com/2021/12/nyseg-finger-lakes-land-trust-finalize-bell-station-land-deal/
>
> Madonna Stallmann
>
> On Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 4:47 PM Suan Hsi Yong  wrote:
>
>>
>> https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-agreement-protect-pristine-cayuga-lake-waterfront-property
>>
>>
>>
>> *For Immediate Release:* 12/1/2021
>>
>> *GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL*
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PROTECT PRISTINE CAYUGA LAKE
>> WATERFRONT PROPERTY*
>>
>>
>>
>> *Governor Announces Agreement Between Finger Lakes Land Trust and New
>> York State Electric & Gas*
>>
>>
>>
>> *Agreement Secures Future Protection of the Largest Privately-Owned
>> Shoreline Parcel along Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes*
>>
>>
>>
>> *Finger Lakes Land Trust Will Acquire 470-Acre Bell Station Parcel*
>>
>>
>>
>> *Photo Available **Here*
>> 
>>
>>
>>
>> Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a land purchase agreement has been
>> reached between the Finger Lakes Land Trust and New York State Electric &
>> Gas Corp. for the 470-Acre Bell Station, the largest privately-owned
>> undeveloped lake shoreline in the Finger Lakes. Governor Hochul in
>> September announced that NYSEG had canceled the auction of land known as
>> Bell Station with 3,400 feet of pristine shoreline on the east side of
>> Cayuga Lake in Tompkins County, and that three state agencies would
>> facilitate permanent protection of this parcel and maximize public access.
>>
>>
>>
>> "The purchase of this land will guarantee its protection and preservation
>> for future generations - making environmentally conscious decisions like
>> this allow us peace of mind knowing our children and their children will
>> have access to green space and a beautiful lakeview in the Finger Lakes," 
>> *Governor
>> Hochul said.* "I am proud of the hard work and collaboration between our
>> state agencies, NYSEG, and the Finger Lakes Land Trust to quickly move
>> ahead with the sale agreement that will pave the way for the transfer of
>> ownership of Bell Station."
>>
>>
>>
>> DEC and the Finger Lakes Land Trust will create a public wildlife
>> management area on the lakeshore portion of the property. Bell Station is
>> recognized as a priority project in New York State's Open Space Plan and
>> designated as future public access conservation land in the Town of Lansing
>> Comprehensive Plan. The property sale does not require further review or
>> approval by the Public Service Commission.
>>
>>
>>
>> Cayuga Lake is a critical resource for drinking water, tourism, and
>> recreation in the region. Preserving Bell Station will help protect
>> critical habitat for plants and wildlife, and greatly enhance public
>> recreation opportunities by providing direct shoreline access to the east
>> side of Cayuga Lake, which is 90 percent privately-owned. The lake supports
>> incredible sport fisheries, including largemouth bass, chain pickerel,
>> northern pike, crappie, yellow perch, sunfish, gar, and bowfin. It is
>> intended that the easternmost portion of the property will be utilized for
>> the production of renewable solar energy.
>>
>>
>>
>> Cayuga Lake is also designated as an important bird area by New York
>> Audubon and supports a large and diverse population of waterfowl and other
>> birds, particularly during migration and winter. Increased access to unique
>> areas like this provides important economic opportunities to local
>> communities to capitalize on the growing popularity of outdoor recreation,
>> while also protecting the natural buffers that protect water quality.
>> Protecting the lake from lakeshore development and erosion will protect
>> water quality in a public drinking water supply and help reduce the threat
>> of harmful algal blooms.
>>
>>
>>
>> *Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said,*
>> "The land purchase 

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PROTECT PRISTINE CAYUGA LAKE WATERFRONT PROPERTY

2021-12-06 Thread madonna stallmann
See the link below for more information about the deal.

I'm confused, (and I know I risk displaying how completely ignorant I am
about how these deals work) why does the FLLT have to raise $500,000 for
land that New York bought from NYSEG? Why is FLLT still having to deal with
NYSEG?

https://ithacavoice.com/2021/12/nyseg-finger-lakes-land-trust-finalize-bell-station-land-deal/

Madonna Stallmann

On Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 4:47 PM Suan Hsi Yong  wrote:

>
> https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-agreement-protect-pristine-cayuga-lake-waterfront-property
>
>
>
> *For Immediate Release:* 12/1/2021
>
> *GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL*
>
>
>
>
>
> *GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PROTECT PRISTINE CAYUGA LAKE
> WATERFRONT PROPERTY*
>
>
>
> *Governor Announces Agreement Between Finger Lakes Land Trust and New York
> State Electric & Gas*
>
>
>
> *Agreement Secures Future Protection of the Largest Privately-Owned
> Shoreline Parcel along Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes*
>
>
>
> *Finger Lakes Land Trust Will Acquire 470-Acre Bell Station Parcel*
>
>
>
> *Photo Available **Here*
> 
>
>
>
> Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a land purchase agreement has been
> reached between the Finger Lakes Land Trust and New York State Electric &
> Gas Corp. for the 470-Acre Bell Station, the largest privately-owned
> undeveloped lake shoreline in the Finger Lakes. Governor Hochul in
> September announced that NYSEG had canceled the auction of land known as
> Bell Station with 3,400 feet of pristine shoreline on the east side of
> Cayuga Lake in Tompkins County, and that three state agencies would
> facilitate permanent protection of this parcel and maximize public access.
>
>
>
> "The purchase of this land will guarantee its protection and preservation
> for future generations - making environmentally conscious decisions like
> this allow us peace of mind knowing our children and their children will
> have access to green space and a beautiful lakeview in the Finger Lakes," 
> *Governor
> Hochul said.* "I am proud of the hard work and collaboration between our
> state agencies, NYSEG, and the Finger Lakes Land Trust to quickly move
> ahead with the sale agreement that will pave the way for the transfer of
> ownership of Bell Station."
>
>
>
> DEC and the Finger Lakes Land Trust will create a public wildlife
> management area on the lakeshore portion of the property. Bell Station is
> recognized as a priority project in New York State's Open Space Plan and
> designated as future public access conservation land in the Town of Lansing
> Comprehensive Plan. The property sale does not require further review or
> approval by the Public Service Commission.
>
>
>
> Cayuga Lake is a critical resource for drinking water, tourism, and
> recreation in the region. Preserving Bell Station will help protect
> critical habitat for plants and wildlife, and greatly enhance public
> recreation opportunities by providing direct shoreline access to the east
> side of Cayuga Lake, which is 90 percent privately-owned. The lake supports
> incredible sport fisheries, including largemouth bass, chain pickerel,
> northern pike, crappie, yellow perch, sunfish, gar, and bowfin. It is
> intended that the easternmost portion of the property will be utilized for
> the production of renewable solar energy.
>
>
>
> Cayuga Lake is also designated as an important bird area by New York
> Audubon and supports a large and diverse population of waterfowl and other
> birds, particularly during migration and winter. Increased access to unique
> areas like this provides important economic opportunities to local
> communities to capitalize on the growing popularity of outdoor recreation,
> while also protecting the natural buffers that protect water quality.
> Protecting the lake from lakeshore development and erosion will protect
> water quality in a public drinking water supply and help reduce the threat
> of harmful algal blooms.
>
>
>
> *Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said,*
> "The land purchase agreement between the Finger Lakes Land Trust and NYSEG
> to preserve the environmentally sensitive 470-acre Bell Station property is
> a major victory for conservation efforts in the Finger Lakes region and an
> example of Governor Hochul's commitment to the environment. Preserving Bell
> Station will help protect critical habitat and ecosystems that support
> water quality in Cayuga Lake and promote recreational opportunities that
> support the local economy. DEC is grateful to the Governor for her
> 

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PROTECT PRISTINE CAYUGA LAKE WATERFRONT PROPERTY

2021-12-01 Thread Candace E. Cornell
Fantastic! A sign of sanity in Albany.
Candace

On Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 4:47 PM Suan Hsi Yong  wrote:

>
> https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-agreement-protect-pristine-cayuga-lake-waterfront-property
>
>
>
> *For Immediate Release:* 12/1/2021
>
> *GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL*
>
>
>
>
>
> *GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PROTECT PRISTINE CAYUGA LAKE
> WATERFRONT PROPERTY*
>
>
>
> *Governor Announces Agreement Between Finger Lakes Land Trust and New York
> State Electric & Gas*
>
>
>
> *Agreement Secures Future Protection of the Largest Privately-Owned
> Shoreline Parcel along Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes*
>
>
>
> *Finger Lakes Land Trust Will Acquire 470-Acre Bell Station Parcel*
>
>
>
> *Photo Available **Here*
> 
>
>
>
> Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a land purchase agreement has been
> reached between the Finger Lakes Land Trust and New York State Electric &
> Gas Corp. for the 470-Acre Bell Station, the largest privately-owned
> undeveloped lake shoreline in the Finger Lakes. Governor Hochul in
> September announced that NYSEG had canceled the auction of land known as
> Bell Station with 3,400 feet of pristine shoreline on the east side of
> Cayuga Lake in Tompkins County, and that three state agencies would
> facilitate permanent protection of this parcel and maximize public access.
>
>
>
> "The purchase of this land will guarantee its protection and preservation
> for future generations - making environmentally conscious decisions like
> this allow us peace of mind knowing our children and their children will
> have access to green space and a beautiful lakeview in the Finger Lakes," 
> *Governor
> Hochul said.* "I am proud of the hard work and collaboration between our
> state agencies, NYSEG, and the Finger Lakes Land Trust to quickly move
> ahead with the sale agreement that will pave the way for the transfer of
> ownership of Bell Station."
>
>
>
> DEC and the Finger Lakes Land Trust will create a public wildlife
> management area on the lakeshore portion of the property. Bell Station is
> recognized as a priority project in New York State's Open Space Plan and
> designated as future public access conservation land in the Town of Lansing
> Comprehensive Plan. The property sale does not require further review or
> approval by the Public Service Commission.
>
>
>
> Cayuga Lake is a critical resource for drinking water, tourism, and
> recreation in the region. Preserving Bell Station will help protect
> critical habitat for plants and wildlife, and greatly enhance public
> recreation opportunities by providing direct shoreline access to the east
> side of Cayuga Lake, which is 90 percent privately-owned. The lake supports
> incredible sport fisheries, including largemouth bass, chain pickerel,
> northern pike, crappie, yellow perch, sunfish, gar, and bowfin. It is
> intended that the easternmost portion of the property will be utilized for
> the production of renewable solar energy.
>
>
>
> Cayuga Lake is also designated as an important bird area by New York
> Audubon and supports a large and diverse population of waterfowl and other
> birds, particularly during migration and winter. Increased access to unique
> areas like this provides important economic opportunities to local
> communities to capitalize on the growing popularity of outdoor recreation,
> while also protecting the natural buffers that protect water quality.
> Protecting the lake from lakeshore development and erosion will protect
> water quality in a public drinking water supply and help reduce the threat
> of harmful algal blooms.
>
>
>
> *Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said,*
> "The land purchase agreement between the Finger Lakes Land Trust and NYSEG
> to preserve the environmentally sensitive 470-acre Bell Station property is
> a major victory for conservation efforts in the Finger Lakes region and an
> example of Governor Hochul's commitment to the environment. Preserving Bell
> Station will help protect critical habitat and ecosystems that support
> water quality in Cayuga Lake and promote recreational opportunities that
> support the local economy. DEC is grateful to the Governor for her
> leadership in securing this agreement and thankful to NYSEG for recognizing
> the environmental value in protecting this property. We look forward to
> working with the Finger Lakes Land Trust to conserve this unique parcel on
> the lakefront for future generations of visitors to experience and enjoy."
>
>
>
> *State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid