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Partners Conserve Family Farm

Friday, November 10, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740

Rebecca Walker
Columbia Land Conservancy
518.392.5252, ext. 214

AUSTERLITZ, NY – The Doyle family has been farming in Columbia County since 1875, when Patrick Doyle first purchased 90 acres of Austerlitz farmland to raise sheep for meat and fleece. Four generations later, however, the family was facing a challenge common to our region: how to plan for the farm’s succession.

Poughkeepsie: Let’s Talk and Move Ahead

Friday, November 3, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

It’s time to get together to connect on the issues that matter. There’s an organized but fun way to meet up—share ideas—and move ahead.

Right now the dialog is happening in Poughkeepsie. Other communities will host conversations in the future.

The conversations are about how groups and individuals can partner better to make the most of life in our communities.

Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson will participate in Coast Guard’s Hudson River Ports & Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

Leah Rae, Riverkeeper,, (914) 478-4501 Ext. 238
Jay Burgess, Scenic Hudson,, 845-473-4440 Ext. 222

Series of November workshops convene experts to evaluate navigation risks, with attention to ‘environmental, public safety and economic factors’

Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson will be among the participants in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) – involving a series of workshops in November that are designed to gather input into waterway navigation and safety.

Transformative Regional Trail Project to Begin Construction Will improve safety, infrastructure, local quality of life and one of America’s top hiking attractions

Friday, September 22, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

Amy Kacala
Scenic Hudson, Inc.
845 473 4440, Ext. 276

HUDSON HIGHLANDS (Hudson Valley)—The partners spearheading creation of the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail are preparing for commencement of construction on the Breakneck Connector. The project will dramatically improve visitor access to Breakneck Ridge from Metro-North and NYS Route 9D. It is the first major undertaking by the coalition that has been working for years to plan how best to manage safety and visitation concerns along the portion of Route 9D between Cold Spring and Beacon.