Thursday, February 26, 2009

Governor's Island Press Conference FRIDAY 2/27 - No Funding for 2009

This just in from Nancy Brous at the Hudson River Watertrail Association

FYI:Governor's Island is still not funded for this summer in spite of manyoptimistic groups making and announcing plans for activities there. Ifyou're free or in the area tomorrow, stop by the press conference at CityHall and please send the postcard to the Governor, posted here last week oravailable at the GIPEC website (address below).tx


hrwa / nyc wta

Following the Action: Keep the Island Afloat Campaign Last week, GovernorsIsland Alliance launched the

"Keep the IslandAfloat" campaign

", asking Governor Paterson to provide the funding necessary to open the Island for Summer 2009 and to maintain the historic buildings on theformer military base. With the help of our Alliance coalition partners andIsland-supporters, we're on our way to making a big splash.Since just last week, almost 650 Island-lovers have signed ourpostcard

****NOTE TIME CHANGE****On *Friday, February 27 at 12 PM*, the Alliance will hold a press conferenceon the steps of City Hall. All are welcome to attend. *Please let usknowif you'd like to help out.

*for more info on the fight, check out**

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