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RIVERFRONT ACTION: Finding your Way Along the Fjord Trail

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Later this month expect to see the first wayfinding signs along the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail. Developed by VOX, Inc., the signs will feature signature birds’-eye, hand-drawn maps by Maria Rabinky, the same artist that created maps for the Greater Walkway Experience—but this time they’ll have a distinctly Hudson Highlands look.

RIVERFRONT ACTION NEWS: The People’s Waterfront Offers a New Lease on Life for Newburgh’s Con Iron Site

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 -- Jeff Anzevino AICP

Looking through the Wind Gate of the Hudson Highlands, southward past Bannerman’s Island, Storm King Mountain and Breakneck Ridge, the view from the City of Newburgh waterfront is unparalleled. Recently, seven acres along the Hudson River here have opened to the public, providing a new place for people to connect quietly with the river and its scenic splendor or enjoy festivals with hundreds of others.

RIVERFRONT ACTION NEWS: Community Wealth-Building in Poughkeepsie

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 -- Peter Barnard AICP

Scenic Hudson’s longtime hometown, Poughkeepsie, is a vibrant city. While it still struggles economically, it has a number of strengths, including strong anchor institutions, historic sites and architecture, waterfront parks, unique tourist destinations such as Walkway Over the Hudson and engaged residents eager to replicate the type of resurgence other Hudson Valley communities have enjoyed.

RIVERFRONT ACTION NEWS: Communities Mobilize against Risky Pipelines Proposal

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 -- Hayley Carlock Esq.

The Hudson River has become a “virtual pipeline” for the transport of Bakken crude oil. Since 2011, when production skyrocketed in North Dakota’s oil fields, nationwide rail transport of crude has increased more than 4,000 percent. This includes dozens of shipments in deficient railcars and vessels that pass weekly through the Hudson Valley, threatening communities with the same kind of explosion that leveled a Quebec downtown in 2013, claiming 47 lives.

Environmental groups file final briefing on Indian Point modifications, shutdown to comply with Clean Water Act

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Cliff Weathers, Communications Director, Riverkeeper, 914-478-4501, ext. 239,
Jay Burgess, Communications Director, Scenic Hudson, 845-473-4440, Ext. 222, or

Plant can install closed-cycle cooling and close down during peak fish spawning seasons without compromising electric system reliability or air quality

Ossining, NY — Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson and Natural Resources Defense Council filed an initial post-hearing briefing with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Hearings and Mediation Services in support of the DEC’s 2010 denial of water quality certification for Indian Point. This Clean Water Act Section 401 certification is necessary for Indian Point’s continued operation.