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Federal Funds Enable Collaborative Farmland Protection Efforts to Continue in Dutchess County

Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740
jburgess@scenichudson.org

Partnership conserves 178 acres on two working family farms

RED HOOK (DUTCHESS COUNTY)—Scenic Hudson, in collaboration with Dutchess Land Conservancy (DLC) and with support from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Town of Red Hook, has partnered with two farm families to conserve 178 acres of prime agricultural land in the town. The farms are vitally important parts of the Hudson Valley/New York City “foodshed” because they contribute to the production of local, healthy food and support Red Hook’s agricultural economy.

Mapping New Risks to Children

Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson

For Information, Contact:

Healthy Schools Network: Jeff Jones – jeffjones23@gmail.com, 518-265-0719
Riverkeeper: Leah Rae – lrae@riverkeeper.org, 914-478-5401 x238
Scenic Hudson: Andy Bicking – 914-489-1568
Empire State Consumer Project: Judy Braiman – 585-383-1317

Increasing Numbers of Crude Oil Trains Moving Across New York State And Down the Hudson River Valley Pose New Risks to Children, Schools, Communities and the Environment

Piermont Waterfront Resilience Recommendations Approved

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740
jburgess@scenichudson.org

PIERMONT (Rockland County)—On Nov. 4, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Piermont unanimously passed a resolution to accept recommendations of the Piermont Waterfront Resilience Task Force—which spent the past year exploring ways to reduce risks to the village from accelerating sea level rise and the increased frequency of flooding and storm surges.

Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson Joint Statement on PSC Ruling on Desalination Plant Proposed for Rockland County

Thursday, November 13, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740
jburgess@scenichudson.org

HUDSON VALLEY—Two leading Hudson Valley environmental groups are applauding a decision today by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) that United Water should not continue to pursue its proposed desalination plant in Haverstraw, Rockland County. In ordering United Water to put aside its development of the desalination facility, the PSC also required the company to come up with more sustainable ways to manage Rockland County’s water supply.

Land Deal Protects Vistas of Illinois Mountain, Enables Expansion of Popular Preserve

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740
jburgess@scenichudson.org

Latest victory in Saving the Land That Matters Most campaign

LLOYD (ULSTER COUNTY)—Achieving another victory in its Saving the Land That Matters Most campaign, Scenic Hudson has protected 38 acres adjacent to its popular Illinois Mountain preserve in Lloyd.

Halted Terminal Plans Signal Progress in Crude Oil Campaign

Friday, November 7, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson
 Jay Burgess, Scenic Hudson, 845 473 4440, ext. 222; jburgess@scenichudson.org
 Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper, 845 797 2158; dshapley@riverkeeper.org

More action needed to end threat to river and communities from explosions, spills

HUDSON VALLEY—With Global Partners’ withdrawal of applications to construct a new rail yard at its oil terminal in New Windsor, Orange County, Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson marked progress in their ongoing campaign to reduce threats from the virtual pipeline of crude oil running through the Hudson Valley. Although Global Partners might try to resume development of its New Windsor facilities in the future, it has tabled its plans for now, under immense legal and public pressure to do so.

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