NY Alliance for Environmental Concerns

 Welcome to the NY Alliance for Environmental Concerns

The NY Alliance for Environmental Concerns (NYAFEC) is a non-profit organization comprised of Green Industry associations whose combined efforts are dedicated to educating lawmakers, policymakers and the public, while promoting the many benefits derived from environmental horticulture in New York. We are the environmentalists who have been caring for this green space for generations. Collectively, our membership organizations represent approximately 4,000 green industry professionals.

-Larry Wilson, Chairman

Read NYAFEC 2017 Annual Legislative Report


Message From NYAFEC Chairman, Larry Wilson

A LOHUD Journal News recently covered a video produced for the general enlightenment of the people of New York by a brilliant Jennifer Daly from the Gray Media Group, thanking the Governor and Legislators for helping to protect Pollinators in New York State. 

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Most sincere thanks to LOHUD and The Journal News for covering this. Thanks also again to Jennifer Daly from Gray Media for producing this. Thanks to Rick Zimmerman and Todd Vandervort from the Vandervort Group in Albany who through the New York Alliance for Environmental Concerns represents The Arborists, Landscapers, Lawn Care Professionals, Nurserymen and Golf Course Superintendents in New York State, for guiding us, and thanks to the contributors, as well as my colleagues and associates on the board of the New York Alliance for Environmental Concerns for supporting this endeavor. The real thanks should go to the Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature for seeing the needs and important benefits of protecting the bees!


It was an honor and a privilege for me to be able to be a part of this. Thank you all for your support.


DEC's CleanSweepNY Events 

DEC Announces May "CleanSweepNY" Event Collects 75,802 Lbs. Chemicals for Proper Disposal

Plans are currently underway for the next collection event scheduled for fall 2017 in DEC's Region 8 (Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates counties).

For more information on CleanSweepNY, visit CleanSweepNY website (leaves DEC's website) or call toll free: 1-877-SWEEPNY (877-793-3769).





Hahn Memorial Scholarship Tournament

October 2, 2017

Shadow Lake Golf Course, Penfield, NY

GCSA Poa Annual Golf Tournament Metropolitan 

October 2, 2017

Shaker Ridge Country Club, Albany, NY

Winning Fields, Winning Fairways Seminar

October 4, 2017

SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY

Turf & Grounds Exposition Northeastern 

November 15-16, 2017

Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY

Long Island Regional Conference 

December 7, 2017 

Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island, Hauppauge, NY

Southeast Regional Conference

January 30-31, 2018   

Ramada Inn, Fishkill, NY

2018 Turfgrass Advocacy- NYSTA's Lobby Day 

February 28, 2018 

Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 

Western Regional Conference

March 12, 2017

The Millennium Hotel, Buffalo, NY 

Adirondack Regional Conference

March 2018

Crowne Plaza Lake Place, Lake Placid, NY


NYSA Fall Conference

September 24-September 25, 2017

Holiday Inn, Liverpool, NY


Metropolitan GCSA Poa Annual Golf Tournament

October 3, 2017

Sunningdale Country Club, Scarsdale, NY

2018 POA Fundraiser