COPAKE WATERFRONT PLAN VISION & GOALS

The Town of Copake is  developing a waterfront revitalization plan for the Roeliff Jansen Kill, Robinson Pond, Bash Bish Brook and  Taghkanic Creek.  Please help create a vision for  our waterways by completing this survey.

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* The Town would like to identify  locations where the public can access the waterways (for example, a partnership is being explored with the library.)  Are there locations that you recommend we explore for public access?   What activities would you like to do at the new access points?

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* What projects do you support to conserve and protect the Roe Jan Kill, Robinson Pond, Bash Bish Brook and Taghkanic Creek?

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* The Waterfront Revitalization Plan also considers our hamlets. What projects do you support to revitalize the hamlets? (Please be as specific to each hamlet as possible.)

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* Please provide your feedback on the following draft vision statement. 

DRAFT VISION STATEMENT

Copake’s story – past, present, and future – is woven by water. The pandemic brings into sharp focus our longstanding, essential bonds with nature, with each other and with our community.   Our common ground of social spaces is joined by trails and parks, blue ways and bikeways that connect our hamlets and distinguish our identity.  We adapt to challenges and changing climate and make Copake resilient, one backyard at a time.  Our unique biodiverse environment provides clean air, safe drinking water and bountiful local food. These elements uphold our vision of a healthy, equitable, resilient, and prosperous community inspired by nature at every turn.

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* Four goals have been drafted.  Projects included in the plan will be organized under goals. Please share your thoughts about the goals.

Goal 1. Increase Passive And Active Access To Our Linked Waterways For Diverse Groups Of People.

Goal 2.  Conserve Our Unique Biodiversity, Scenic Beauty, Environment And Heritage.

Goal 3.  Advance Climate Adaptation To Foster Resilient Waterways And Landscapes. 

Goal 4. Create Virtual And Physical Connections Between Our Vibrant Hamlets.

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* If you had $10.0 million to spend on improving Copake's waterways what would you do?

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* Other comments?

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* Please add me to the e-mail list.

THANK YOU!

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This Waterfront Revitalization Project is funded by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

This Waterfront Revitalization Project is funded by the  New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

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