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Groups Praise Governor and Legislature for Increasing Farmland Protection Funding in State Budget

Thursday, April 2, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson

Andy Bicking
Director of Public Policy, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x232 Cell: (914) 489-1568 Fax: (845) 473-0740


HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson and its farmland protection partners thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature for making an unprecedented investment in preserving working family farms in the Hudson Valley and throughout the state in the budget passed today. In addition to earmarking $20 million to protect farmland in 13 valley counties, the budget includes $15 million for statewide farmland protection projects in the Environmental Protection Fund, and a $30-million appropriation for agricultural and related economic development in the Southern Tier.

Scenic Hudson Offers Spring Break Activities

Thursday, March 19, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson

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

Fun, free events geared to reconnect children with nature

HUDSON VALLEY—During spring break, Scenic Hudson will offer four days’ worth of fun activities geared to reconnect children and families with nature. The free events—taking place from Tuesday, March 31, through Friday, April 3—also will allow attendees to explore several of Scenic Hudson’s most popular parks.

AUDIO BLOG: Two Things You Can Do to Help Our Valley

Monday, March 16, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson

In this commentary—featured on in mid March of 2015—Ned Sullivan urges listeners to submit comments to the Public Service Commission about proposed power transmission line upgrades and to contact lawmakers to voice support for proposed farmland conservation funding. 

"TAKE ACTION: Two Things you Can Do to Help our Valley"

County Leaders in Hudson Valley Support Governor Cuomo’s Farmland Preservation Proposal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson

Marcus Molinaro, County Executive, Dutchess County, 845 486 2000,
Michael Hein, County Executive, Ulster County, 845 340 3800,

Albany County Executive
Columbia County Board of Supervisors
Dutchess County Executive
Greene County Legislature
Orange County Executive
Putnam County Executive
Rensselaer County Executive
Rockland County Executive
Saratoga County Board of Supervisors
Sullivan County Legislature
Ulster County Executive
Washington County Board of Supervisors
Westchester County Executive

HUDSON VALLEY, NY—Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Patrick Grattan, Greene County Legislature Chairman Kevin Lewis, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matthew Veitch, Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Scott B.