Lew Kingsley, a native of Peekskill, is a professional arborist and, in 2008, celebrated a half century of working in the Highlands. He has lived in Cold spring since 1967. "I joined the board for two reasons: to protect wildlife habitat and to save resources like water. I haven’t seen a partridge around here in years. Why? Because so many former farms have been developed. The turkeys are doing fine, but they can eat anything. Partridge and pheasants are different, and they’ll disappear if all the farms go. And think about water: over development uses up water and pollutes the water that remains. Sprinklers and swimming pools? Everybody wants them, but they waste our most valuable resource, which is water."

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