Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus presented the Greenwood Lake Commission with a check for $20,000 to help maintain and beautify the lake on Thursday, Jan. 23.
Neuhaus was joined at a small ceremony in front of the landmark lake by Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Orange County Legislator Barry Cheney and Warwick Town Councilman Floyd DeAngelo, who also is the New York chairperson of the Greenwood Lake Commission.
“We want to promote Greenwood Lake, which is a popular tourist destination, while also maintaining its beauty,” Neuhaus said. “The County is proud to partner with the Greenwood Lake Commission, which has done wonderful work ensuring that the lake is protected. Greenwood Lake hosts many wonderful events and attracts tourists to the region. The county will continue to invest in the promotion of revenue generating resources such as Greenwood Lake.”
The Greenwood Lake Commission is a bi-state commission that was formed in 2001 to help improve the water quality of the lake and ensure that the beauty of the area will be preserved and maintained for the enjoyment and recreation of present and future generations. Greenwood Lake, which is approximately nine miles long with a surrounding watershed of about 16,000 acres, is Orange County’s largest freshwater lake.
The Village has several waterfront boat launches and marinas and is also home to scenic Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, a town park, which serves as a public access spot to Greenwood Lake.
“The Town of Warwick is grateful for the support of County Executive Steve Neuhaus, legislator Barry Cheney and the entire legislature to help in the preservation of Greenwood Lake, an important County asset,” Sweeton said. “These funds will help the Greenwood Lake Bi-State Commission continue the important work of keeping the lake healthy and accessible to the many visitors and local residents who enjoy its excellent boating, fishing and dining opportunities.”
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.