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Mission | Letterto PVResidents | By Laws

Everyone who lives in Putnam Valley is astakeholder in its future.


Themission of PVRC is to unite the town of Putnam Valley inprotecting its rural character.

There are many reasons to dothis:

To protect ourwells and water supply.

To ensure thatour lakes are carefullymanaged and remain asource of enjoyment

To prevent theneedless destruction oftrees, historic buildingsand stone walls, scenic views and ridgelines.

To protect thewinding roads and streamsthat characterizeour town, which is situated within the Hudson Highlands, and to assurethequality of life we now enjoy.

To encouragelocal economies.

To prevent spiraling taxes byencouragingland protection,which is the best way to limit government expenditure on services andkeep ourschools sustainable.

Our active goals are:

To publiclyadvocate on behalf ofstakeholders in the townon issues related to our mission

To limitdevelopment except whereenvironmentally feasible

To monitorproposed developments to assurethat bestpractices are in place from  thebeginning of a project to its completion

To promotepassive recreation

To advocate forthe protection of wildlifecorridors

To encourage theuse of technologies thatlimit storm waterrun-off and actively oppose projects that would affect our lakes,streams andwetlands, compromise our steep slopes, or in any way contribute toerosion andflooding.

To insist thatzoning laws be enforced,particularly as theyrelate to the quality of life issues: eliminating visual eyesores,noise, traffic,and light pollution

To educate ourelected officials andcommunity on issues ofcritical importance brought to us by our membership regarding theenvironment, sustainableenergy, taxes, impending development etc …

To build a community that iseducated,involved andcommitted to protecting the rural character of Putnam Valley


We have been active since 2002. We need your help to continue our mission.  To enroll  as a PVRC member, please click on enroll.