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Free Monthly Tours—and Special Lantern Tours—offered this summer at West Point Foundry Preserve

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

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

COLD SPRING (Putnam County, N.Y.)—This summer Scenic Hudson will continue offering monthly guided tours of its West Point Foundry Preserve. In addition, it will host two special evening lantern tours of the site.

AUDIO BLOG: Connecting Children with Nature

Monday, June 6, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

In this commentary—featured on in early June of 2016—Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan reviews the many benefits that children get from hands-on experiences of the natural world and shares the details Scenic Hudson's upcoming series of  Summer education programs  

"SUMMER PROGRAMS: Helping Kids See Nature in a New Perspective"

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.