Hudson River Area Bus!


Memo to SPARC members and friends:
Governor Cuomo is expected to make an announcement soon about FRACKING in N.Y.
If he gives even a limited ‘go ahead ‘ to the industry, our precious open spaces, such as Stewart State Forest are at risk.  Our health, our water, our safety on the highways—we could go on and on—also faces serious risk.
It’s time to take direct action.
Now, the Governor needs to see that folks across the state and the nation oppose fracking.  The presidential candidates need to see this also.  On Saturday, July 28th, thousands will gather in Washington D.C. for the:
Stop the Frack Attack rally and march

SPARC Has Reserved a Bus
SPARC is proud to announce that we are sending a bus to Washington D.C.,  so we can join  
Stop the Frack Attack.   More than 120 organizations are sponsoring this event, including Earthjustice, Catskill Mountainkeeper,  Food and Water Watch,  Sierra Club,  NRDC and the UU Association of Congregations. 
Speakers will include:
Bill McKibben (, Josh Fox (Gasland), Allison Chin (Sierra Club), Calvin Tillman (former Mayor of Dish, Texas), as well as affected citizens from Colorado, Wyoming, Ohio, Montana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and even Australia.
About the Bus:
Leprechaun Lines is supplying our bus. They are dependable and safe.  We will have a comfortable full-size coach with restroom and video.  There will be two drivers, as required by law. Pickup will be at the 17K ‘park and ride’ in Newburgh, only minutes from I-84, Thruway exit 17. and the Newburgh/Beacon bridge.

Departure is at 6:30 AM, arrival in D.C. about 1:00 PM.  The rally starts at 2:00 PM, and the march at approximately 3:30 PM.  We will depart D.C. at about 6:00 PM.
The fare is $40 round trip per person. Please send your check to secure your reservation, made out to SPARC, and mail to SPARC, Box 90, Blooming Grove, N.Y. 10914.  Contact us at for info and to reserve.

You may also pay ONLINE, using the following link to Paypal,  

Finally, if you cannot join us, please consider sending a donation to defray the
cost of our bus.  You may send your check to our address, SPARC,
Box 90, Blooming Grove, N.Y. 10914
Thank you –

Sandra Kissam
President, SPARC
Stewart Park and Reserve Coalition
PO Box 90
Blooming Grove, NY  10914