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SCIENCE, CLIMATE & STEWARDSHIP IN 2017: Resilient Waterfronts

Friday, December 1, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

Ensuring a safer, more vibrant future for our communities, we’re helping them—and the entire region—prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change

Our Hudson Riverfronts provide the prime catalyst for economic growth—exciting places to live, work and play. They also furnish habitat for much of the valley’s aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. Rising sea levels and other impacts of a warming climate put these special places at risk. We share our scientific expertise about ways to make waterfront assets more resilient with community leaders and other key stakeholders.

LAND CONSERVATION IN 2017: Natural Treasures

Friday, December 1, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

Keeping our air and water clean, helping plants and animals thrive, safeguarding communities from flooding—all hinge on preserving the valley’s beautiful wild lands

Protecting habitats in the Hudson River’s largest freshwater tidal swamp and helping the region become more resilient to climate-change impacts—these are the direct bene ts of conserving 132 acres along Ramshorn Marsh in Greene County. The property is adjacent to our RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary, where paddlers launch into the marsh to marvel at bald eagles, beaver and other wildlife.

PURSUING NEW POSSIBILITIES IN 2017: Building Community

Friday, December 1, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

We’re committed to ensuring our cities and towns are vibrant and environmentally healthy and reflect the needs of their citizens.

A vacant lot in downtown Poughkeepsie transformed into a green haven for workers, residents and visitors—that’s just one result of our work this year in helping residents advance their goals in their own communities. Product of a two-year collaborative effort (Scenic Hudson provided the design), Mural Square (top and bottom right) also offers a central gathering space that’s already hosted festivals and concerts since its summer opening.

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