2022: Ramping up to Protect the Valley’s Natural Bounty for All
Scenic Hudson continues to be a game-changer in our core mission of protecting the Hudson Valley and connecting people to its natural treasures, while we fight climate change and partner in the cause of environmental justice for all.
Our milestone accomplishments include:
- Partnering in the opening of magnificent Sojourner Truth State Park on 520 acres we protected along the Kingston waterfront;
- Completing the preservation and transfer of more than 1,000 acres of critical habitat and watershed land to Hudson Highlands State Park;
- Increasing access to fresh food in Poughkeepsie’s Northside neighborhoods with produce grown at Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm + Gardens;
- Conserving a 1,200-acre landscape in Dutchess County — one of the largest “land saves” in Scenic Hudson history;
- Achieving a major court victory that could doom the fossil-fuel Danskammer power plant, while advancing major solar projects critical for meeting New York’s ambitious climate goals; and
- Continuing our fight for a Hudson River free of toxic PCBs, with clean water and restored natural resources.
All of these successes and others described in this report will make the Hudson Valley a better place for all to live, work, and play. We’re improving people’s physical and mental health, strengthening communities’ resiliency to climate impacts, confronting environmental injustice in the region’s river cities, and providing regional leadership in cooling down our warming planet, both by halting fossil-fuel projects and promoting renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.
Sojourner Truth said that “I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.”
We could not have achieved these and many other victories without your generous support. With your continued investment and partnership, we can build on the momentum, assuring a brighter future for all who call this extraordinary region home.
Download our 2022 Annual Report to learn more about our goals for the future and steps we will take to achieve them.