Archive: June 2016



FCWC 51st Annual Meeting

June 9, 2016 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm


Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Katonah 



5:45 - 6:30pm Picnic Supper and Business Meeting including the Election of Directors by FCWC members: Class of 2019 – Sara Goddard, Chuck Lesnick, Larry O’Connell, and Anthony Sorell.


6:30pm-8pm Presentation of FCWC’s Green Seal and Edith G. Read Award to outstanding environmental advocates: 


Anne Jaffe Holmes is a major force in the Westchester environmental community through her role as Director of Conservation and Sustainability Education at the Greenburgh Nature Center. Anne has provided passion, commitment and truly stands out as a leader for many County-wide initiatives including leaf mulching in place, food waste composting, plastic bag bans, and promoting green energy.


Grassroots Environmental Education is a non-profit environmental health organization with a mission to inform the public about the health risks of common environmental exposures, a very important, but not always ubiquitous component of the environmental movement. It accomplishes this mission using science-driven arguments for clean air, clean water and a safe food supply, and for stricter regulation of chemical toxins. Grassroots has shown leadership in educating and activating Westchester residents on issues including cell phones and wireless radiation, fluoride, fracking and fracking waste, Long Island Sound water quality, pesticides and synthetic turf, among many others. 


Mianus River Gorge Research Programs for Students allow students at high school and college levels to conduct hands-on field experiments, learn first-hand about the complexities of natural systems and receive expert guidance from Mianus River Gorge staff, graduate students and professional partners to produce high-level research studies with significant applications to natural resource management.