James SlaughterJames A. Slaughter has joined Scenic Hudson as its director of Land Use Advocacy. He will lead the development and implementation of strategies for preventing poorly designed, large-scale projects along the shores of the Hudson River and promoting reuse and restoration of the waterfront as a public and natural resource.
Saturday, August 25
Scenic Hudson's first-ever Parks Festival features a day full of FREE events in three of our most spectacular parks.Our first-ever Parks Festival will be full of fun events for the whole family
The festival kicks off with a morning
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Abandoned, contaminated properties known as brownfields threaten the quality of life in communities throughout the Hudson Valley. Ranging from vacant gas stations to former factories (see It Might Be a Brownfield If...), these sites lay fallow because it seems too expensive and too risky to redevelop them.
Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan issued a statement on July 18 commending Gov. Spitzer for signing legislation that will increase the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to an all-time high of $300 million by 2009.
Environmental Protection Fund Increased to $300 million by 2009
ALBANY, NEW YORK – On Wednesday, July 18, 2007, Governor Eliot Spitzer signed legislation that will increase the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to an all-time high of $300 million by 2009. The EPF was created in 1993 as a dedicated annual funding source for capital projects that directly benefit New York’s land, air and water.
At a July 12 ceremony in Washington, D.C., First Lady Laura Bush presented Putnam County with a $150,000 Preserve America Grant for improving a Scenic Hudson park. The funds – the largest of 43 grants issued – will be used to complete plans for creating a world-class industrial-heritage destination at Scenic Hudson’s West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring. Scenic Hudson Senior Park Planner Rita Shaheen accepted the grant with U.S. Rep. John Hall, whose district includes Putnam County. Putnam County Legislator Vincent Tamagna also attended the ceremony.