Hudson Highlands Land Trust

Two Groups Conserve Land On Fishkill Ridge

May 17, 2013
Michael Styne, flickr

Two land preservation groups in New York have conserved 51 acres in the Hudson Valley.

A Champion For The Environment And Peace Dies At 106

Apr 25, 2013
Courtesy of Scenic Hudson

A well-known philanthropist and environmentalist who had a hilltop residence in New York’s Hudson Valley has died. She was also a champion for world peace. 

Kathryn Wasserman Davis died at the age of 106 on Tuesday. She took up both painting and kayaking in her 90s; the latter she sometimes shared with Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, along the Hudson and other rivers.

Sullivan says he recalls last kayaking with her in the fall, when Davis was 105.