Public Hearing Oct. 22 on Minnewaska Master Plan

October 01, 2009
New York State Parks


Public Hearing Oct. 22 on Minnewaska Master Plan



New York State Parks has completed a Draft Master Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Minnewaska State Park Preserve which is located in the Towns of Warwarsing, Gardiner, Rochester, and Shawangunk in Ulster County.

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 7:00pm in the Lecture Center, Room 100 at SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. Persons may provide comments at the hearing or in writing no later than the end of the comment period - November 13, 2009.

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 entire DEIS/FEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site:

Or you can download two chapters here:

If you have any question, call Thomas Lyons, Director, Resource and Management at 518-486-2484 or Fred Williams, Deputy Director, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Administration Headquarters, Bear Mountain NY 10911-0427 (Phone 845-786-2701).

You may also comment on the plan by email at [email protected]