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Mohonk Consultations hosts plastic waste crisis talk

Mohonk Consultations hosts plastic waste crisis talk

It’s a terrifying deep dive into the scourge of plastic pollution, from the gyres of junk to be found swirling in our oceans to the mountains of unrecyclable materials clogging the world’s solid waste plants to the microplastic particles finding their way inexorably into our food supply.

Nordic skiing revival thrives in the Shawangunks 

Nordic skiing revival thrives in the Shawangunks 

Central Ulster County, with the miles of groomed carriage roads, linear rail-trail parks. and now the River-2-Ridge trail that leads outdoor enthusiasts from the Village of New Paltz to the heart of the Shawangunk Mountains. This is a pristine and magical  place to wax up cross-country skis and glide across the wintry landscape.

Ulster’s Department of Environment gets a director

Ulster’s Department of Environment gets a director

The Ulster County Department of the Environment is seeing some updates after a resolution was adopted (18 to 4) during the County Legislator’s December 15 session. The amendment creates a shift from having a coordinator of the environment to a director instead. The coordinator and soon-to-be director is Amanda LaValle of Kingston.