POUGHKEEPSIE—Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro has proposed the creation of a new county park offering universal access to trails and boating on 230 acres originally protected by Scenic Hudson. The land in East Fishkill surrounds Lake Walton and is adjacent to the Dutchess Rail Trail.
More than 45 Senate and Assembly members signed a letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to work with the state to ensure the cleanup of Hudson River PCB toxins achieves its public health and environmental goals.
Leaders urge EPA to refrain from issuing GE a certificate of completion until the project meets its public health, environmental goals
Amtrak states its commitment to work with impacted communities to develop new plan
HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson commends Amtrak for announcing today that it has withdrawn a plan to erect 8,200 feet of fencing at locations along the Empire Corridor between Rhinecliff and Stuyvesant that would have eliminated public access to the Hudson River.
Ned Sullivan, President, 914 489 4630
Andy Bicking, Director of Public Policy, 914 489 1568
HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson today praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Budget Address for taking a visionary approach to confront the major environmental challenges of our time. His Green New Deal boldy tackles the root causes of climate change and contains policy proposals that advance his strong track record in safeguarding water quality, protecting the agricultural resources critical for sustaining supplies of fresh, local food, and ensuring that the Hudson River and its waterfront communities have the resources they need to protect the environment while supporting economic growth.
STOCKPORT (Columbia County)—Imagine paddling up a serene stream, passing secluded forests and then landing to explore an uninhabited island or hike a woodland trail. Soon, canoers and kayakers will enjoy that opportunity thanks to Scenic Hudson’s recent acquisition of 113 acres—including a 9-acre island—on Stockport Creek.