Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed on Wednesday $3 billion in borrowing to help bolster the state's environment.
The proposal was the latest plan unveiled in his State of the State agenda, held in Albany and on the first day of the legislative session.
The money would be gained through a bond act, which would have to be given final approval by voters. The money would be put toward habitat restoration, as well as an effort to cut down on risk of flooding.
Cuomo also wants the money to be put toward boosting fishing recreation, fighting invasive species and doubling reef acreage.
"By 2030, New Yorkers in every corner of the state will see measurable improvements as a result of resiliency investment and increased recreational opportunities," a briefing book released by the governor's office stated.
The proposal comes several months after lawmakers and Cuomo agreed to a measure meant to sharply reduce carbon emissions in New York over the coming decades as part of an effort to fight climate change.