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We wish we could come together and celebrate our shared accomplishments and worthy honorees at a Gala this year. In that spirit, we hope you’ll still join us—by watching this inspiring Jon Bowermaster film and continuing to support our work!
Viewsheds, Farms and Waterfronts: A History of Land Protection
Protecting land for people has been part of Scenic Hudson’s DNA since our founding in 1963. Over the last 30 years, our land preservation efforts have evolved dramatically. Initially protecting pristine views and habitats, we then tackled polluted waterfronts, and later set our sights on the region’s working farms. In so doing, we’ve restored access to nature, rejuvenated riverfront communities, bolstered the region’s economy, and reconnected people with the majestic Hudson River.
The valley we see today would look vastly different without Scenic Hudson’s land protection work over the past three decades. Now we are leading with a bold vision for a sustainable, more equitable future. We are excited to celebrate all of our accomplishments, while recognizing that much work remains. We’re counting on your generous and enthusiastic support to help us applaud our magnificent gala honorees and keep our visionary efforts moving forward.
OUR 2021 HONOREES
Steve Rosenberg, Scenic Hudson’s Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Scenic Hudson Land Trust, has retired after 31 years of exemplary leadership of Scenic Hudson’s land protection, community revitalization and park creation efforts. He has also helped us earn national recognition for our innovative strategies to protect working farmland—our regional “foodshed”—and conserve landscapes that are vital for future climate resiliency and adaptation.
Kristin Gamble, outgoing Chair of the Scenic Hudson Board, has led us through a period of unparalleled impact, guiding our deep engagements in valley river cities and our groundbreaking work to make the region a model for responding to climate change.
Simon Roosevelt, outgoing Chair of the Scenic Hudson Land Trust Board, has led the Land Trust in some of the largest land protection projects we’ve ever undertaken, including milestones in the Hudson Highlands and on the Ulster County riverfront that will resonate for generations to come.
The Kingston Land Trust and Harambee Kingston collaborated closely in a multiyear effort to protect the city’s Pine Street African Burial Ground, now owned by Harambee and protected by a Kingston Land Trust conservation easement. Both organizations are deeply dedicated to connecting diverse residents and neighborhoods and fostering a sense of inclusion and belonging through their work. Find out more at kingstonlandtrust.org and harambeekingstonny.org.
We are proud and grateful to honor these champions as we celebrate Scenic Hudson’s broad-ranging work, and we hope you will support this celebration by making a gift.