Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740
We wrapped up a great week of “7 Minute Clean Ups" along the Fall Kill Creek in Poughkeepsie in late July. It was wonderful to see so many people taking pride in our community—and helping to restore this important Hudson River tributary that runs right through the heart of the city. 36 volunteers joined 23 Scenic Hudson staff members to remove 1,450 Lbs. of trash from the creek, including 17 tires, four shopping cars, six bikes, two computers and a bowling ball! Our thanks to Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, R.E.A.L.
(NOTE: the following news release was issued by Dutchess County, one of Scenic Hudson's partners on this farmland conservation project)
HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson supports the call by U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney that the U.S. Coast Guard must adhere to four basic principles as it conducts its Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) for the Hudson River. These principles will ensure that all stakeholders, including communities and environmental organizations, have a meaningful voice in the process.