Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that he received the endorsement of the Sierra Club, a leader in environmental conservation, in his bid for re-election to the 127th Assembly District. Stirpe has demonstrated a fierce commitment to the Sierra’s Club’s values of “explore, enjoy and protect the planet.”

“We’re fortunate to live in Central New York, surrounded by beautiful lakes and amazing parks,” Stirpe said. “But that also means we have the responsibility to be good stewards of the land and water. I’ll keep working to protect our green space.”

Stirpe and his wife, Chele, are frequent visitors to Green Lakes State Park, and he understands how important it is to preserve, maintain and expand our parks for future generations. In that spirit, Stirpe secured a $250,000 grant from the State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) to convert the historic boathouse into an education center with interactive displays teaching about the creation of the lakes and wildlife in the park. He also secured $125,000 grants for each of the following projects:

• Expand Canal Landing Park and reduce erosion along the Limestone Creek in Fayetteville
• Improve Skyway Park in Cicero to ensure families can continue to enjoy the park
• Renovated Lonergan Park in North Syracuse

Stirpe also helped pass the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change by helping our state develop green energy alternatives. He has also helped pass bills to ensure safe disposal of prescription drugs and construction materials, and he hosts an annual free e-recycling event to help Central New Yorkers dispose of old devices.

The Sierra Club is dedicated to protecting the environment and encouraging the responsible use of our ecosystems and resources. Stirpe has also been endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV).