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.
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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.
If the Shawangunk Ridge and its vast ecosystem are known as one of the “Last Great Places,” then the Minnewaska Distance Swimmers’ Association beach is one of the “last great destinations” for water-lovers.
The 251-acre park features mansion ruins and Hudson River views.
Just a stone’s throw from the heart of the bustling Village of New Paltz lies an oxbow, a river, meadows, labyrinthlike paths, contemplative benches and a breathtaking view of the Shawangunk Ridge.
Getting lost, close to civilization.
The senator’s request has been honored: An astronaut will be in attendance for a September installment of the Walkway’s guided nighttime talks and sky observations.