Nearly all of the preserve was farmland decades ago, and evidence of cultivation can be seen if one knows where to look.
New Paltz Times | Nature & Environment
Has seemed rainier than usual lately? It has been: We’ve received about three times more than the 122-year average.
Although upstate New York is a far cry from the rugged wilderness of South Dakota, the name Badlands still got caught in the gums like an adventure born of grit and sandstone.
Approximately 1,000 gallons of aviation fuel from the Gardiner Airport on Sand Hill Road were spilled onto the ground during the weekend of October 6 and 7, with enough seepage into the Wallkill River to alarm residents downstream, according to town officials and the DEC.
Although the Mohonk Preserve and Mountain House are famous for the Lemon Squeeze – a steeply pitched, tight rock scramble that lies above the skylake and just under the Sky Top Tower – a lesser-known cousin, Rock Rift, rests just a few short miles away without any of the labyrinth-loving crowds.
Approximately 40 people took part in the “Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice” rally on Saturday, September 8 in New Paltz. It was part of a global day of action calling for an immediate end to dirty fossil fuel projects and for a fast and fair transition to 100% clean renewable energy that would create millions of new green jobs. People took to the streets at 1,000 events in 90 countries to demand bold local action to tackle the climate crisis.
Atop the historic hamlet of Cragsmoor, home of the oldest artist colony founded in America, sits Sam’s Point: a 5,000-acre preserve that boasts not only ice caves and wild berries and a rare dwarf pine ecosystem, but also the highest point of the entire Shawangunk Ridge.
Last Saturday morning, the Open Space Institute hosted an official opening ceremony for the six-mile trail, which connects the Carmine Liberta Bridge to Butterville Road.
Before PCBs were outlawed by New York State in the 1970s, transformers containing the oily substance had been stored at the site.
On September 15, the New Paltz Climate Action Coalition and New Paltz Climate Smart will celebrate National Drive Electric Week with a parade of pedestrians, bicycles, electric vehicles and e-bikes.