What you can do

Reach Out

You can reach out to elected officials and play a major role in what is done with this irreplaceable piece of nature and history.  Contact government representatives, urging them to support the Save the Putnam Trail campaign and ensure that the Putnam Trail stays 8ft wide and at most improved with a natural surface.

You can write Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver using this Letter Template.

Click here for Commissioner Silver’s email. Or write him using snail mail at this address:  Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Parks Commissioner, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065.

Other elected officials to write using the above letter template:

Email Senator Alessandra Biaggi

Contact Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Email Councilman Andrew Cohen

Email Mayor Bill De Blasio

Email the DEC  Ask them not to grant a permit to Parks to put down toxic asphalt in an environmentally-sensitive area and wetlands, that will also change flowrate into the wetlands against regulatory law, and increase CSO’s into the riverways against federal law.

Email Public Advocate Jumaane Williams

Contact NYC DEP Commissioner Vincent Sapienza– ask her to please implement the Tibbetts Brook Daylighting Plan while at the same time restore the freshwater wetlands and lake inside the park..

Contact Congressman Eliot Engel

Contact the Public Design Commission

For letters to PDC:  Public Design Commission of the City of New York
City Hall, Third Floor
New York, NY 10007

Email Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Contact Governor Andrew Cuomo

Contact Senator Charles Schumer

Contact Senator Kirsten Gillebrand


Please feel free to contact us using the form below or the email address in the right panel.