Scenic Hudson http://wamc.org en Flooding Task Force Issues Findings For Kingston http://wamc.org/post/flooding-task-force-issues-findings-kingston <p>A task force has come up with recommendations for the city of Kingston, New York on how to develop an action plan to make the city’s waterfront more resilient in the face of future storms.</p><p>Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo appointed the Waterfront Flooding Task Force in December 2012 to study and recommend actions in response to severe flooding on the Rondout and Hudson River waterfront from Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. He says the following has emerged.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:14:06 +0000 Allison Dunne 78245 at http://wamc.org Flooding Task Force Issues Findings For Kingston A Park Opens At The West Point Foundry Preserve http://wamc.org/post/park-opens-west-point-foundry-preserve <p>There will be a ribbon-cutting event late Saturday morning for a park in New York’s Putnam County. The park is at a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 01:45:40 +0000 Allison Dunne 76034 at http://wamc.org A Park Opens At The West Point Foundry Preserve Scenic Hudson Receives Omega Award http://wamc.org/post/scenic-hudson-receives-omega-award <p>An environmental group focused on the Hudson Valley is the recipient of a sustainable education award.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:48:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 74292 at http://wamc.org Scenic Hudson Receives Omega Award Scenic Hudson Conserves Land In Columbia County http://wamc.org/post/scenic-hudson-conserves-land-columbia-county <p>A Poughkeepsie-based environmental group has acquired 173 acres in Columbia County. Some of the land plays a role in maintaining the quality of the local public water supply.</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 14:55:20 +0000 Allison Dunne 72671 at http://wamc.org Scenic Hudson Conserves Land In Columbia County Two Groups Challenge Communications Tower Approval http://wamc.org/post/two-groups-challenge-communications-tower-approval <p>Two nonprofit groups have mounted a legal challenge to overturn approval for&nbsp;one cell tower that would replace two towers in Columbia County. They say the tower’s design would compromise views from an historic site.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 01:19:09 +0000 Allison Dunne 71843 at http://wamc.org Two Groups Challenge Communications Tower Approval Long Dock Park In Beacon Wins National Recognition http://wamc.org/post/long-dock-park-beacon-wins-national-recognition <p>BEACON – Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park in the City of Beacon is one of eight projects nationwide to achieve certification through the Sustainable Sites Initiative as part of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of the University of Texas at Austin.</p><p>It was given three out of four stars for its sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes, said project Director Danielle Pieranunzi.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:46:14 +0000 Hank Gross 71401 at http://wamc.org Long Dock Park In Beacon Wins National Recognition Land Is Conserved In Greene County http://wamc.org/post/land-conserved-greene-county <p>A donated easement protects 124 acres of land in Greene County.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 07:50:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 70973 at http://wamc.org Land Is Conserved In Greene County NYS PSC Looks Into Need For Rockland Water Supply Project http://wamc.org/post/nys-psc-looks-need-rockland-water-supply-project <p>The New York State Public Service Commission is revisiting whether the underlying need for water in Rockland County warrants the construction of a major water supply project.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:42:44 +0000 Allison Dunne 69616 at http://wamc.org NYS PSC Looks Into Need For Rockland Water Supply Project Scenic Hudson Preserves Hudson Highlands Acreage http://wamc.org/post/scenic-hudson-preserves-hudson-highlands-acreage <p>More than 100 acres has been preserved in New York’s Hudson Highlands.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:02:10 +0000 Allison Dunne 69606 at http://wamc.org Scenic Hudson Preserves Hudson Highlands Acreage Scenic Hudson Study Sheds Light On Farmland Protection http://wamc.org/post/scenic-hudson-study-sheds-light-farmland-protection <p>An environmental group in New York has released a study it says provides a blueprint for farmland protection in the Hudson Valley. The study, which the group touts as the first of its kind, calls upon many stakeholders to ensure the region, along with New York City, can continue to count on fresh, local food.</p><p>Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson, with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, conducted the study, entitled “Securing Fresh, Local Food for New York City and the Hudson Valley: A Foodshed Conservation Plan for the Region.”</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:09:38 +0000 Allison Dunne 67820 at http://wamc.org Scenic Hudson Study Sheds Light On Farmland Protection