On Saturday, Oct. 27, officials from Scenic Hudson, Dia Art Foundation and Minetta Brook joined a crowd of art lovers for the dedication of George Trakas's Beacon Point, 2007. This permanent public artwork at Scenic Hudson's 25-acre Long Dock Beacon park will make the beautiful waterfront more accessible to local residents and visitors for years to come.
The October 2007 issue of Hudson Valley magazine features the publication's annual roundup of what's best in the Hudson Valley. This year Scenic Hudson has been honored by having two of its parks make the list of just 20 destinations that offer fun in "The Great Outdoors."
Oct. 24 speech highlights how Scenic Hudson is helping to fight impacts of global environmental threat
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan addressed 60 members of the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley at their annual meeting. Sullivan explained how Scenic Hudson’s work – saving land, supporting local agriculture and advocating for better public policy – is helping to fight the global climate change problem.
I thank the World Affairs Council for inviting me. And I applaud you for the important role you play in creating awareness of pressing global issues here in the Hudson Valley. As the great mathematician and educator John Kemeny used to say, "The world is our brother, and we are our brother's keeper."
Thanks to an interest-free loan from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Scenic Hudson now has immediate access to $5 million of a $20-million bequest it received recently from 100-year-old kayaking philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis. The loan will allow us to accelerate our efforts to safeguard 65,000 acres of the "land that matters most" along the river's shore.