Town hydrofracking committee to host fundraising picnic

The Skaneateles Committee on Hydrofracking is putting together a fundraising picnic to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Brook Farm in Skaneateles.

The event will honor and support the work of two lawyers, Helen and David Slottje of Ithaca. They have donated their time and expertise to help more than 80 towns pass local bans on high impact industry, including horizontal hydrofracking.

“We have been fortunate to have the Slottjes’ expert legal advice to help the communities in our state preserve their clean air, clean water, and clean land,” said committee chairperson, Mary Menapace, a local activist and nurse. “They have worked for us tirelessly, pro bono.”

The event is a “bring your own picnic” and will feature music by members of the Dean Brothers Band and friends, Dusty Pascal as well as guest speakers.

Brook Farm is a scenic lakeside home located at 2870 West Lake Road, fire lane 16 (Route 41A) 2.5 mi south of the Village of Skaneateles.

Donations are suggested at $15 per person or $25 per family, and can also be made online at CEDClaw.org

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