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Hudson Valley News
7:14 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Flooding Task Force Issues Findings For Kingston

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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.

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.

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Hudson Valley News
9:45 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

A Park Opens At The West Point Foundry Preserve

Gun platform at West Point Foundry Preserve
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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.

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Hudson Valley News
5:48 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Scenic Hudson Receives Omega Award

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An environmental group focused on the Hudson Valley is the recipient of a sustainable education award.

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Hudson Valley News
10:55 am
Sun September 1, 2013

Scenic Hudson Conserves Land In Columbia County

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
9:19 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Two Groups Challenge Communications Tower Approval

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Two nonprofit groups have mounted a legal challenge to overturn approval for one cell tower that would replace two towers in Columbia County. They say the tower’s design would compromise views from an historic site.

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Hudson Valley News
8:46 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Long Dock Park In Beacon Wins National Recognition

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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.

It was given three out of four stars for its sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes, said project Director Danielle Pieranunzi.

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Hudson Valley News
3:50 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Land Is Conserved In Greene County

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A donated easement protects 124 acres of land in Greene County.

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Hudson Valley News
2:42 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

NYS PSC Looks Into Need For Rockland Water Supply Project

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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. 

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Hudson Valley News
1:02 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Scenic Hudson Preserves Hudson Highlands Acreage

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More than 100 acres has been preserved in New York’s Hudson Highlands.

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Hudson Valley News
1:09 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Scenic Hudson Study Sheds Light On Farmland Protection

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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.

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.”

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