Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740
(News release issued by Dominican Sisters of Sparkill on Feb. 5, 2015)
Event part of February-March lecture series at River Center on Beacon’s Waterfront
Six years of compelling arguments raised by local advocates have resulted in a major victory against United Water New York’s plans for an expensive, energy-intensive and environmentally harmful desalination plant on the Hudson River at Haverstraw Bay (see this 2012 story for background)
HUDSON VALLEY, NY—Enjoy a light brunch while getting acquainted with Scenic Hudson’s education and volunteer programs. Scenic Hudson will host an open house to share information on opportunities for individuals and groups to join the organization in helping keep its network of parks more hospitable to wildlife and native plants. Volunteering with Scenic Hudson is a great way to increase your knowledge of natural resources, habitats and environmental issues.
By Amy Kacala and Jeffrey Anzevino, AICP
Outdoor recreation helps drive the Hudson Valley’s $4.75-billion tourism economy. Thanks to recent state grants, it soon will be easier for hikers and bicyclists to experience both the Hudson River and Hudson Highlands, as well as savor local food, craft beer, museums, and shops in Poughkeepsie, Highland, Cold Spring and Beacon.