Plant the seeds to grow a healthy, thriving Hudson Valley

Scenic Hudson is committed to making the Hudson Valley a special place for everyone to live, work, play, and create.

This giving season, make a donation to cultivate fresh local food, smart climate solutions, informed communities, tree-lined streets, and the open spaces you love most.

The seeds you plant will make a big difference in our work — and in the lives of so many people.

HELP GROW FRESH LOCAL FOOD

Protect family farms and fresh food supplies

Seeds of nourishment: Scenic Hudson has partnered with 130+ farm families to conserve nearly 20,000 acres of productive agricultural land — almost double the size of Manhattan. These working fields and orchards, along with urban farms we’ve helped establish, mean millions of valley and NYC residents can count on eating fresh, nutritious meals every day. 

HELP GROW CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

Champion socially just climate solutions

Seeds of change: Scenic Hudson mobilized people across the valley to help stop the Danskammer fossil fuel power plant in Newburgh. They responded by speaking to neighbors, putting up lawn signs, and filing public comments. NYS agreed with all of us that the plant would spew climate-warming pollution and denied Danskammer’s air permit — a huge victory for clean energy and environmental equality. 

HELP GROW INFORMED COMMUNITIES

Spread the news about issues that affect us all

Seeds of knowledge: Scenic Hudson events help people learn about — and take local action — to secure a brighter future for everyone, whether by increasing river access or enhancing equitable transportation options. We also motivate tomorrow’s environmental stewards by engaging hundreds of youth each year in hands-on lessons about water quality and climate change.

HELP GROW TREE-LINED STREETS

Make neighborhoods greener

Seeds of safety: Taking a great first step to restore the 4,000 trees lost in Newburgh neighborhoods over the last few decades, Scenic Hudson partnered with local groups and residents last spring to plant trees on a block of South Miller Street — enhancing safety, providing cooling shade, and improving air quality.

HELP GROW OPEN SPACES

Keep parks incredible spaces for people and wildlife

Seeds of inclusiveness: By maintaining trails in our parks and preserves, Scenic Hudson makes it possible to experience the healing and inspirational power of nature. And by restoring degraded landscapes and enhancing fragile habitats, we ensure that the valley’s astonishing variety of wildlife feel “at home” in them. 

Let’s grow a healthy, thriving Hudson Valley together!

 

Video Edited by Jeff Mertz with contributions from Oceans 8 Films and Tyler Blodgett
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