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Pub Talks are Back! July 14

Spend the evening with Federated Conservationists of Westchester County at Sing Sing Kill Brewery for our first Pub Talk of the Summer. We are proud to engage you in a crash course on socially and environmentally responsible investing.

Register today & share with friends! Event details and more information on Eventbrite.

Register Here


We tend to feel lighter and less stressed when we get rid of the clutter around the home, out of sight - out of mind! Check out our list of sustainable ways to handle your waste this Summer.

Where to Take Your Waste Infographic!


Federation Meeting 2022

“There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” - Idowu Koyenikan

It was great to meet in-person after

two years of virtual get-togethers with 26 member organizations to hear

their activities and priorities.

Meeting Review


FCWC 57th Annual Meeting 

Hosted at the stunning Untermeyer Gardens, our members gathered to stroll the gardens, share a picnic dinner, socialize, and elect our Board Class of 2025. All enjoyed music by the talented activist/musician Fred Gillen Jr.!

Election Results

Riverkeeper Sweep: Pocantico Lake County Park

Pocantico Lake was chosen as a cleanup site for the annual Riverkeeper Sweep hosted by Riverkeeper on May 7th. This is the 11th yearly sweep boasting 120+ shoreline cleanups in 1 day – NYC to the Adirondacks

Read for updates about the Save Pocantico Lake campaign and the results of what was collected by volunteers on-site!

Read Here!

FCWC Celebrates Pride: Resources for the LGBTQIA+ Community in Westchester County 


Fun quiz about plastic & tips for food waste!

Francesca Gossett: Guest Editor & Summer Intern

Francesca Gossett will be working with FCWC until the end of summer when she will be heading to the Midwest to study chemistry and environmental science at the University of Chicago. She is a valuable asset to the organization and we appreciate all her help!

People in the news!

40 Under 40 Rising Star 2022

Paul Presendieu was selected as a "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" award winner by the Business Council of Westchester. At Million Air, he and the 39 other awardees will be honored on September 20, 2022. "The 2022 Rising Stars honorees were chosen based on professional and/or entrepreneurial accomplishments, professional and/or business affiliations, and demonstrated leadership skills," said Business Council Westchester. Your efforts within the environmental community are tremendous. Keep on shining, Paul! 

Congratulations, Bianca!

Bianca Jimenez, previously co-chair of the FCWC Student Network and now our summer intern, has just graduated from Mercy College with a degree in Biology! Bianca is with us until August when she starts a graduate program at North Carolina State University in Biology with a focus on Ecology. Bianca is building a more robust student network in her time at FCWC to promote youth engagement on conservation committees and create partnerships with other student-led organizations. Encourage students in your life to join the network!

Join the Student Network Here!

Note from the Editors:

We welcome comments from all of our readers about the newsletter and what interests you – and what doesn't. Let us know the features you like to see, for example, an online photography exhibit, more "human interest" stories, legislative initiative summaries, or reviews of environmentally-related books. Member organizations – please send us dates for your upcoming events, and we will highlight them in the newsletter if possible! 

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