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Green Policy Task Force - Highlights
HUDSON RIVER COMPREHENSIVE RESTORATION PLAN - Public Information Meeting this Thursday
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Manhattan, KS   66502
Although dramatic progress has been made to improve the condition of the Hudson River Estuary over the past 40 years, there are still challenges and emerging risks, including sea level rise, storm surge and flooding, which are contributing to an uncertain future for the Hudson River Estuary and the communities along its shoreline.

A public/private partnership among 20+ federal, state and non-governmental organizations is working to develop and implement a federally-recognized Hudson River Comprehensive Plan.

The Nature Conservancy's initiative Partners Restoring the Hudson, has developed a collaborative model that will support local planning and development based on new information-sea level rise, storm surge and social vulnerability models.

A public information meeting will be held in the Irvington Library to further describe this plan on January 15, from 4:00-5:30 or 6:00-7:30.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

New Law Governing Pickup of Loose Leaves in Effect this Fall
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Loose leaf piles will no longer be collected this fall. Instead, leaves can be:

    • mulch mowed
    • bagged in yard waste bags or placed by the curb in open containers
    • carted away

Read more on the new law.

If mulch mowing is a new concept for you, find out what the craze is all about and you too will learn to Love `Em and Leave `Em!

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Love 'Em and Leave 'Em

You probably came here based upon seeing a link on a bookmark, How To card, or yard sign concerning the Love 'Em and Leave 'Em initiative, right??  Good! This is the right place.

The LELE initiative is growing - we've expanded beyond our local roots in Irvington!  

Our 2013 program promoting on-site leaf/grass mulching county-wide includes “how to” trainings in various municipalities, on-site landscaper consultations, and a brand new informative website ( with a social media outreach componentvideo demos, and an updated public domain resource “toolkit.”


The village of Irvington strongly encourages its residents and landscapers who work in the village to adopt LELE practices on their property. Watch this 30 second PSA for a quick overview.

The Mission of the Irvington Green Policy Task Force (GPTF)is to study and recommend to the BOT, policies, procedures, programs, actions and possible legislation that further the goal of sustainability and climate protection. The GPTF will build upon and extend the work of the CPTF report and put into practice initiatives related to the following categories: Public Awareness and Education, Waste Management, Water management, Transportation, Land use, and Energy.

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We are always looking for volunteers to help with our initiatives. If you are interested, please contact us at !

  • Petra Kandus, Chair
  • Jan Blaire
  • Nicola Coddington
  • Ann Jaffe-Holmes
  • Cheryl Brandwein
  • Aidan Denahy
  • Jeany van der Spuy
  • M.J. Wilson
  • Judy Frimer
  • Michelle Fjalltoft
  • Emma Castiblanco
  • Cleo Davidowitz
  • Janice Silverberg   (Village Board liaison)