Environmental Board

Balancing Natural Growth and Natural Resource Protection

Our Mission

We’re here to promote the conservation, protection, and enhancement of the Town of Esopus' natural resources, and ecosystems through education and collaborative action.

We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in Esopus.

Annual Sapling Giveaway

On Saturday, May 22, from 10 AM - 2 PM,
the Environmental Board will be giving away free saplings and seeds at the Town Transfer Station.

These saplings and seeds are native pollinator species, which are supportive of fauna like honeybees and non-disruptive to the local environment. If you've received one of these saplings, click here for information on each species and instructions for care.

For a complimentary brochure about native pollinators, click here.

Composting 101

As part of an initiative to promote local composting, in May 2020 the Environmental Board hosted an online webinar teaching the basics of composting and best practices for how it can be done at home. This webinar was recorded and can be viewed at your convenience on our Town YouTube Page or by clicking the video to the right.


Board Members

Mark Ellison, Chairperson
Cynthia McVay

Noel Russ
Chris De
Laura Petit


Lisa K. Mance
845-339-1811, ext. 126
Fax: 845-802-5100

Town Board Liaison

Kathie Quick