Scenic Hudson is exploring the potential of procuring 500 formerly industrial acres along the Hudson River in the city of Kingston and Town of Ulster. We believe this a wonderful opportunity to reclaim this land for public use and make it an exciting destination for recreation, education and connecting with nature.
Executive Director, The Scenic Hudson Land Trust
Will investigate feasibility of transforming former industrial site into a recreational, tourism and educational asset for local communities
KINGSTON/TOWN OF ULSTER—Scenic Hudson has secured the rights to purchase 500+/- formerly industrial acres along the Hudson River and is studying the feasibility of the transaction, including the potential to transform the property into a public asset that would strengthen local communities’ relationship with the river, enhance tourism-based economies and complement ongoing projects to provide new recreational opportunities.
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.