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Three Farms Saved in Rondout Valley
On Thursday, Nov. 8, Scenic Hudson announced the permanent protection of three multi-generational farms in the Rondout Valley, an important agricultural area. These transactions, completed in partnership with the Open Space Institute and Ulster County, are the latest accomplishments in our ongoing effort to support working landscapes in the Hudson Valley. Details about the announcement and photos of the newly protected farmland can be found in this press release.
Since 1992, Scenic Hudson has protected nearly 7,000 acres of farmland in 10 communities throughout Columbia, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties. Complete details about Scenic Hudson's two decades of farmland protection are available at this link.
ON THE WATERFRONT: New Sculpture Connects People with the River in Beacon
On Saturday, Oct. 27, officials from Scenic Hudson, Dia Art Foundation and Minetta Brook joined a crowd of art lovers for the dedication of George Trakas's Beacon Point, 2007. This permanent public artwork at Scenic Hudson's 25-acre Long Dock Beacon property will make the beautiful waterfront more accessible to local residents and visitors for years to come. More...
Prominent Research Scientist Now Helping Scenic Hudson Create Healthier Waterfronts
Dr. Michael W. Klemens, a widely respected conservation biologist noted for bridging the gap between nature and community planning, has joined Scenic Hudson. Dr. Klemens will provide invaluable support to our efforts to protect and restore wildlife and natural systems in the face of increasing pressure from developers.
More information about Dr. Klemens can be found in this press release.
CONTEST #2: Another Chance to Win an Autographed Copy of Reed Sparling's Latest Book
Last month we debuted a new feature, asking readers to identify a photo of Scenic Hudson Writer Reed Sparling hiding in one of our Hudson Valley parks and preserves.
For December, we have a new challenge. The first person to respond correctly will win an autographed copy of his new book, Hudson Valley Voyage: Through the Seasons, Through the Years. Happy guessing!
"Winter World" Hike
"School's Out" Outdoor Fun Day
2007 Annual Report
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