HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.—In its work to protect and enhance the natural beauty and environmental resources vital to the health of the Hudson Valley, Scenic Hudson has added to the expertise represented by members of its Board of Directors. The organization announces that Dr. Cybele Fishman and Judah S. Kraushaar are the organization’s newest board members.
Steve Rosenberg, Executive Director, The Scenic Hudson Land Trust
914 489 7925, email@example.com
Conserving world-class hiking trails, safeguarding important habitats and local water supplies are primary benefits of preserving 1,178-acre property
HUDSON VALLEY—Preserving popular ridgetop hiking trails, irreplaceable forest and habitat, world-class views and the water supplies of six communities—those are the major benefits from protecting 1,178 highly scenic and ecologically important acres in the eastern Hudson Highlands. Slopeline, LLC, an affiliate of Scenic Hudson, acquired the land on July 19.
Letter says remaining contamination presents “obstacles to the economic gains our industry hopes to foster”
HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson today praised Associated General Contractors of New York State (AGC NYS) for urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps that will ensure a more comprehensive Hudson River PCB cleanup.
TARRYTOWN (Westchester County)—Residents of Tarrytown and its neighboring communities are encouraged to attend a public open house on Sunday, June 24, during which three options for how best to connect Westchester County RiverWalk under the Mario M. Cuomo Memorial Bridge will be shared for comment. The routes to be presented would create a trail connection between two existing sections of RiverWalk north and south of the bridge, essentially closing the largest last remaining gap in that trail in Tarrytown.
Contact: Director of Environmental Advocacy Hayley Carlock, 845 891 3148 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson commends Ulster County Executive Mike Hein for his recent statement opposing the Glidepath/Lincoln Park gas-fired power plant proposal in the Town of Ulster. Scenic Hudson shares the county’s opposition to this project—or any fossil fuel infrastructure project in this location—and its concern about misaligned state and federal policies that promote the siting of polluting power plants in the Hudson Valley. The county executive’s statement is the latest in a series of strong environmental and renewable energy actions taken by the county.
Scenic Hudson collaborates with Dirt Capital, local land trusts
EAST FISHKILL (Dutchess County)—Fishkill Farms already is one of Dutchess County’s most productive and popular farm operations, supplying dozens of varieties of fruits and vegetables to consumers throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City. Scenic Hudson has partnered with a private equity “impact” investor in farmland conservation to preserve 105 acres with high-quality soils adjacent to the farm—providing its owner with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand.