Welcome to the Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance - ELLA!

The Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance (ELLA) was launched in October 2007, through a grant from three anonymous donors, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program. The Alliance brings together members of 31 town and village Conservation Advisory Councils, Conservation Boards, and Open Space Committees from northern Westchester, Putnam, and parts of Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties. These town-appointed volunteers serve as advisors to town councils, planning boards and zoning commissions on critical land use decisions and other important environmental matters. Read More.