|| WALKWAY WONDER: 40,000 people attend opening weekend of world's longest pedestrian bridge
Since opening on Oct. 3, the new Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park has quickly become a major regional attraction, with an estimated 5,000 visitors each weekday and up to 11,000 on weekends. Scenic Hudson provided important financial backing to the project as part of our Quadricentennial parks grants program and spearheaded creation of the new Walkway Loop Trail. We urge all Scenic Hudson members to visit the Walkway as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can read more about this spectacular new park on our Web site.
Kathryn W. Davis, second from left, still kayaks in the Hudson at the age of 102.
RESTORING A RIVERFRONT GEM: Construction begins on Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center
On Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, in Sleepy Hollow (Westchester) philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis joined Scenic Hudson staff, donors, community officials and other partners for a groundbreaking ceremony as work began to transform an antiquated and rundown Hudson River gem -- the historic bathhouse at Kingsland Point Park -- into the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, a modern facility for education and recreation along the Hudson. The center is being named in honor of Mrs. Davis, who committed $4 million to Scenic Hudson to help create this new riverfront attraction. More...
RECAP: Phase 1 of PCB cleanup appears successful
Scenic Hudson's review of initial data on work completed to date in the General Electric cleanup of PCBs in the Hudson River indicates the project is a success on key parameters. The environmental dredging project has already removed roughly 96 percent of the volume of PCB contaminated sediments targeted in the EPA goals for Phase 1. We're urging GE to complete the original area of the Phase 1 cleanup plan and move forward with Phase 2 next spring. More...
WANTED: Volunteers to help with Olana Viewshed Tour
VOLUNTEERS: Help guide members of the public through properties with dramatic views of Olana.
The Olana Viewshed Tour II -- from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 -- offers the public a chance to tour nine private landscapes and two historic sites on both sides of the Hudson River that are visible from artist Frederic Church's spectacular hilltop estate near Hudson (Columbia). Volunteers are needed for three-hour shifts of guiding the public through the private properties and highlighting the natural and cultural features. More...
RAIN OR SHINE: Park Opening and Dedication
Date: Friday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Franny Reese State Park (Ulster)
Join Scenic Hudson, State Parks Commissioner Carol Ash, Alex Reese, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission and Lloyd Supervisor Ray Costantino as we open this new park and dedicate it in honor of Frances "Franny" Reese, Scenic Hudson's guiding spirit. More...
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.
Location: Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park at Tarrytown (Westchester)
Public officials and developer National RE/sources join Scenic Hudson and other project supporters in a groundbreaking for a new park to be built on a site once marked by heavy industry.
Olana Viewshed Tour
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Olana State Historic Site (Columbia)
Join Scenic Hudson and the Olana Partnership for this annual tour of privately owned landscapes featured in Olana's legendary views.
Ribbon-Cutting and Pumpkin Carving Party
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.
Location: Harrier Hill Park (Columbia)
Join us as we celebrate the opening of another new park. Admire our new pavilion and then stick around for some pre-Halloween fun with pumpkin carving and lots of local cider, cider donuts and apples. In addition, the Catskill Mountain views should be crisp and colorful. More ...
| Let's Protect the EPF!
Despite promises not to cut the Environmental Protection Fund this fiscal year, lawmakers already have trimmed spending by $42 million. Visit this page to find out how you can help save this critical environmental funding.