Bond Act Status Update
The $3 billion Restore Mother Nature Bond Act was passed in the state budget in April 2020. Unfortunately, Governor Cuomo confirmed on July 30, 2020 that the bond act will be pulled from the November ballot due to the impact the Coronavirus response has had on the state's financial situation.
Bond Act: Resiliency Investments
New York will establish a Conservation Corridors Program to restore critical habitats for fish and wildlife.
New York will invest in its world-class fish hatcheries and triple its walleye fingerling production, produce an additional 500,000 trout and salmon, raise 100,000 cisco for native fish restoration, and more.
Bond Act: Increased Recreational Opportunities
The next phase is to double reef acreage by expanding seven existing reefs and creating four new artificial reefs in Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
Restore Mother Nature Bond Act
Protect High-Traffic Public Lands for Future Generations
In both the Catskills and Adirondacks, the State will deploy sustainable trail crews to make trails more durable to increased use and analyze and develop new visitor flow solutions to better manage traffic to provide a more enjoyable, less congested user experience.
Fight Flooding and Support Resiliency on Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River
In 2020, the State will work with grant recipients to implement critical projects identified by the REDI Commission to repair and build resiliency in communities recovering from damage caused by high water levels and flooding.