No Fences that Block Enjoyment of the Hudson
Places where people enjoy the Hudson’s beauty and fishing or kayaking are now threatened in numerous communities. In Dutchess and Columbia counties, Amtrak wants to install fencing and/or gates at the river’s edge in Rhinecliff, Tivoli, Germantown, Stockport and Stuyvesant. The stated purpose is to keep people out of harm’s way. While we understand the need for safety, Amtrak should provide a record of past incidents in the project area and demonstrate the need for fences and gates. We must make sure fences or gates won’t block people from enjoying the Hudson.
Join an Earth Day rally in Germantown being hosted by members of the community’s waterfront advisory committee. Our expert Jeff Anzevino will speak at this event.