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Improvements proposed for heavily-trafficked stretch of rail trail in New Paltz

Improvements proposed for heavily-trafficked stretch of rail trail in New Paltz

The plan calls for this section of the rail-trail to be widened to approximately twelve feet, with crushed stone as the main surface material, raised crosswalks at every intersection, signage and wayfinding maps. The plan also proposes a shade structure, stone benches, amphitheater seating, a wooden fence, stools and tables, and landscaping around the area of the trail that border.

Program works with homeowners to promote pollinator-friendly planting

Program works with homeowners to promote pollinator-friendly planting

The Woodstock Pollinator Pathway is currently working with 52 homeowners and properties around town. “We help people find the right plant hosts,” said Ellie Reese of the Woodstock Land Conservancy. “For caterpillars, say, only milkweed will host a Monarch butterfly. We’re stressing the need for much more than just nectar plants.”