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Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Discusses the Teatown
Lake Reservation on "Dear Sandy"

(August 11, 2009) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts Dr. Fred Koontz, Executive Director of Teatown Lake Reservation on her public access program, "Dear Sandy." The Teatown Lake Reservation is a local environmental organization with the largest nature preserve in Westchester County and an education center. Galef and Koontz talk about the role that Teatown serves in its community including environmental education, conservation work on the Hudson Hills and Highlands, and the Environmental Stewardship Program.

"Teatown has always been at the forefront of environmental education in our community and their conservation efforts have encouraged others to join in the fight to save what is left of our irreplaceable ecosystem," said Galef.

Recently, Koontz's work has focused on the Hudson Hills and Highlands, but Galef and Koontz also discuss preservation efforts in the lower Hudson region and many of the other activities happening regularly at Teatown.

"All the services that Teatown provides make it an invaluable resource to our community. Teatown Reservation not only educates over 12,000 children and adults each year, but thousands of people regularly visit to hike, enjoy the scenery and explore this beautiful preserve," Galef concluded.

To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times.

"Dear Sandy" with Sandy Galef airs as follows:
Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15 - Fridays at 9:00 pm
Wappingers Falls Channel 21- Fridays at 8:00 pm
Yorktown Channel 74 - Fridays at 7:30 pm
Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8 - Fridays at 7:30 pm

"Teatown's Role" airs on Channels 15, 21 & 74
August 14, 21, 28 & September 4
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef discusses environmental preservation with Dr. Fred Koontz, Executive Director of Teatown Lake Reservation.