Speakers will address the importance of these wetlands for water quality, flooding prevention, and wildlife habitat. They will hold the State Senate responsible their inability to pass the Clean Water Protection/Flooding Prevention Act, which would have better protected the area after recent rollbacks in federal protection, and call on the Senate to pass the legislation when they return to Albany.

For More Information: Sarah Kogel-Smucker, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, 917-414-2427

Directions from Buffalo: 402 Seneca Place, Lancaster, NY. Take Route 33 to Transit; take a right on Transit; take a left on Pleasantview Drive; take a right on Central Ave.; take a left on Seitz; take a left onto Seneca Place and follow to the end of the street.

Sarah Kogel-Smucker Legislative Associate/ Conservation Assistant Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter P: 518-426-9144 F: 518-426-3052 Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Buffalo Audubon Society, Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment, Great Lakes United

October 21, 2004 11:00 AM Lancaster, NY

Citizens, neighbors, and environmental organizations will have a press conference to hold Albany’s dysfunctional legislative process responsible for the imminent threat to local wetlands. The backdrop of threatened wetlands on the proposed site of the controversial Pleasant Meadows Development in Lancaster, NY, will highlight the impact of Albany inaction.