A one-time fee of 1.5 percent at the point of sale on the value of a property exceeding the median ($245,000) would go toward a Community Preservation Fund.
New Paltz Times | Nature & Environment
After being dominant from Georgia to Maine for thousands of years, this “keynote species” of the Catskills in particular had succumbed to Asian blight in the first decades of the twentieth century. (Asian chestnuts were imported because they produce fatter nuts. These brought blight to which the older, squatter Asian species was – and is – immune.)
Eels born in the Sargasso Sea south and east of Bermuda are living in a creek just off Route 9G south of Rhinebeck. In fact, eels are living in streams up and down both banks of the Hudson River. How did they get here from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?
Mohonk Preserve and Roost Studios, Inc. of New Paltz have collaborated to create a plein air art walk and auction, an inspirational project connecting land, art and community, at the Mohonk Preserve Testimonial Gateway Trailhead, on Sunday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Testimonial Gateway Trailhead is located at 35 Route 299 in New Paltz.
Join Climate Smart Gardiner and Riverkeeper for an on-water cleanup of the Wallkill River by canoe and kayak on Saturday, October 17 for the ninth annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries.
It’s a flirtation of wild asters and jewelweed and bawdy goldenrod. The sky is as blue as the Madonna’s robe and the sun is hot, but wake up early the next morning, and dew has dampened that tablecloth you left on the patio table. The cicadas still thrum in late afternoon, but you notice the songbirds are silent. Silent and gone.
If you’ve been walking, hiking, maybe even raking in your backyard, chances are that you’ve taken in that fetid dead-animal aroma that appears to be wafting over the Hudson Valley. The cause? Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, better known as EHD, is a viral disease that is killing local white-tailed deer.
The Open Space Institute, in coordination with research scientist and Cub Scout representative Christopher Nadareski, recently released four rehabilitated peregrine falcons on OSI’s River-to-Ridge Trail in New Paltz.
No matter where you’re coming from, or where you’ve been, when you arrive the Hudson Valley, you’ve entered a scenic paradise.
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.