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Feb. 21—Learn About Volunteering with Scenic Hudson

Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740

HUDSON VALLEY, NY—Enjoy a light brunch while getting acquainted with Scenic Hudson’s education and volunteer programs. Scenic Hudson will host an open house to share information on opportunities for individuals and groups to join the organization in helping keep its network of parks more hospitable to wildlife and native plants. Volunteering with Scenic Hudson is a great way to increase your knowledge of natural resources, habitats and environmental issues.

RIVERFRONT ACTION NEWS: Two Collaborative Trail Projects Receive State Grants

Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson

By Amy Kacala and Jeffrey Anzevino, AICP

Outdoor recreation helps drive the Hudson Valley’s $4.75-billion tourism economy. Thanks to recent state grants, it soon will be easier for hikers and bicyclists to experience both the Hudson River and Hudson Highlands, as well as savor local food, craft beer, museums, and shops in Poughkeepsie, Highland, Cold Spring and Beacon.

RIVERFRONT ACTION NEWS: Giving Voice to a New Vision for Newburgh

Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- Peter Barnard

Newburgh has long been a center of innovation. It was one of America’s first electrified cities, hosted the country’s first movie studios and provided the test market for television in the 1930s—20 years before the rest of the nation. Similarly, famous architects such as Andrew Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux used the city to test new styles and concepts, creating a vibrant urban landscape.