What will it take to ensure a bright future for the Hudson Valley? We’ve got a vision — and your support will help make it happen.

Future Forward

When it comes to climate, globe-shaking events like the COVID-19 pandemic have reminded us that big change is possible — and fast. We partnered with The River to ask 12 regional sustainability advocates to share their climate solutions for the Hudson Valley. Read about their innovative ideas for the next 10-15 years — from freezing surplus local produce for food pantries to swapping prisons for farmland.


Continue Exploring our Vision for a Bright Future

We Envision a World Where…
people treat each other with love, respect and compassion.

Providing more Newburgh families with access to fresh food, in 2020 we worked with local teens to create an urban farm on the city’s Crystal Lake property. The youth shared 240 pounds of fruits and vegetables with their neighbors.

We Envision a World Where…
access to nature is a basic human right.

Protecting 31 acres in Highland Falls, we took the first step in creating a public park within walking distance of 2,500 residents, giving them a truly local place to admire inspiring vistas of the river and mountains.

We Envision a World Where…
clean water and fresh air are available to all.

Working to stop a projected 4,000% increase of air pollution in communities already suffering high rates of asthma and other respiratory illnesses, we’re campaigning to halt the proposed Danskammer fracked-gas power plant in Newburgh.

We Envision a World Where…
diversity is celebrated.

Inspiring the next generation of eco-activists, our educators helped create  “People Who Make a Difference,” posters recognizing women, People of Color, youth and members of Indigenous groups working on the front lines of the environmental movement.

We Envision a World Where...
our farms and orchards continue to provide their bounty of healthy food.

Supporting family farms — some dating back three centuries — that have suffered significant losses due to the pandemic, we created an online directory to connect them to new markets.

We Envision a World Where…
collective action unites people to revitalize our cities.

Cultivating safe, healthy places in Poughkeepsie to gather and enjoy the outdoors, we’re working with partners to create a community farm that will supply fresh food to local families and provide space for residents to grow their own produce.

We Envision a World Where…
we face the challenge of climate change with intelligence and courage.

Confronting the climate crisis, we convened the Hudson Carbon Consortium, uniting farmers, forest managers, scientists and community leaders to explore natural solutions for reducing — and even reversing — carbon and methane emissions.

The path ahead may be uncertain, but Scenic Hudson will continue moving forward fearlessly. Through your generosity, you can join in making a commitment to the Hudson Valley’s future.

Let’s Shape the Future Together