The Sierra Club has endorsed Yorktown Supervisor candidate Nick Bianco after an extensive interview process with both candidates.
"This continues Bianco’s strong support from the environmental community, following his endorsement last month by the New York League of Conservation Voters," officials said in a statement.
Bianco’s involvement with town environmental issues goes back to 1986 when he was invited to join the Conservation Board as their environmental inspector – the first one in Westchester County. He fulfilled that role until 1996, when he resigned after his first election as Yorktown councilman.
"While he was inspector we corrected many violations, but also significantly strengthened the wetlands and erosion rules," according to a statement.
More than 3,000 acres of open space have been preserved as parkland during Bianco’s tenure on the Town Board.
"He was a strong proponent of the conversion of the former rail right-of-way into the walk and bike path that runs through the length of Yorktown," officials said in a statement. "When the owners of Hilltop Hanover decided to sell the farm, he worked with the County and the New York City DEP, which is concerned about runoff into the reservoirs, to ensure that it would be preserved as a working farm."
Most recently, Bianco took the lead in getting the funding for the new pedestrian bridge over the Taconic. He also helped acquire the land that is now the playing fields at Granite Knolls and Legacy Fields.