Scenic Hudson http://wamc.org en Scenic Hudson Preserves Land In Ulster County http://wamc.org/post/scenic-hudson-preserves-land-ulster-county <p></p><p>An environmental group has ensured the protection of 80 acres of land in New York’s Ulster County. It’s part of the group’s Save the Land That Matters Most campaign.</p><p>Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson has acquired a conservation easement ensuring the permanent protection of 80 acres of farm fields and woods in Esopus. Seth McKee is Scenic Hudson land conservation director. He says Riverhill Farm is within the Esopus-Lloyd Scenic Area of Statewide Significance.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:32:46 +0000 Allison Dunne 92888 at http://wamc.org Scenic Hudson Preserves Land In Ulster County Ruling Gives Groups The Right To Challenge Tower Approval http://wamc.org/post/ruling-gives-groups-right-challenge-tower-approval <p></p><p>A New York State Supreme Court decision has upheld the right of two Hudson Valley groups to challenge a town planning board’s decision about a proposed telecommunications tower in Columbia County.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 23:05:19 +0000 Allison Dunne 89113 at http://wamc.org National Grid Removes Eminent Domain From Its Plans http://wamc.org/post/national-grid-removes-eminent-domain-its-plans <p></p><p>An energy company that is submitting a proposal to the New York State Public Service Commission for a major power line project appears to have allayed one major concern. And while community groups praise the utility’s move, they say they are not completely at ease, and have other worries.</p><p>There is an AC, or alternating current, transmission proceeding under way, and developers are working on proposals for high-voltage transmission line upgrades. One of the utility companies putting forth a proposal is National Grid. Here’s spokesman Patrick Stella.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:51:34 +0000 Allison Dunne 88755 at http://wamc.org National Grid Removes Eminent Domain From Its Plans 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