Clean Water and Open Space Protection Commission

(CWOSP; formerly known as the Open Space Committee)
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Based on the New York State Governor’s executive order No. 202.1: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency, the Town of New Paltz will be closing in-person access to meetings and authorizing that meetings be held remotely by conference call or similar service until further notice. Persons wishing to provide public comment can email their local officials through the links on the Town website.

CWOSP is a voluntary program available to landowners in the Town of New Paltz. The program is funded and spearheaded by the Town of New Paltz and is managed by an appointed 7-member CWOSP commission. The goal of the program is to provide interested landowners with options and funding sources for completing conservation projects that are a priority to the Town of New Paltz.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the New Paltz Community Center, located at 3 Veteran's Dr., New Paltz.

For more information see: CWOSP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Board Members

Name Title
John Gotto Chair
Lynn Bowdery Member/Secretary
Tom Weiner Member
Michael Knutson Member
Rich Fiesel Member
Cara Lee Member
Marty Irwin Member
Alex Baer Town Board Liaison