Category Archive: Environmental update

Testimony for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Public Informational Meeting about the Second, Five–Year Review of the project to remove toxic PCBs from the Hudson River

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Statement from Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro Testimony for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Public Informational Meeting about the Second, Five–Year Review of the project to remove toxic PCBs from the Hudson River.… Continue reading

Rhinecliff Resilience & Sustainability Series Presents Chef Rob Handel

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“Weeds: From Nuisance To Nourishment” Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:00 pm Morton Memorial Library 82 Kelly ST, Rhinecliff Most gardeners consider weeds a nuisance at best, but in fact many weeds are edible… Continue reading

Drop Off at the Drive-in, Earth Day Recycling Event

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  APRIL 22, 2017 Presented by: Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site Dutchess County and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Located at the Hyde Park Drive-In One-time FREE event for community members to turn in… Continue reading

The Rhinebeck Garden Club “Exploring the Trees Found at the Rhinebeck Cemetery”.

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  Wednesday, March 22 – The Rhinebeck Garden Club will host a program at the Rhinebeck Town Hall at 10 am. Presenter: Suzanne Kelly will talk about “Exploring the Trees Found at the… Continue reading

Forum: Scenic Hudson’s Andy Bicking: How To Stop Frack Oil Barges On Our River(!)

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  August 29th, 2016 Morton Memorial Library 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff, New York 12572 6 PM – 8 PM For more Info  : https://m.facebook.com/events/514387685418419?_rdr    Join Scenic Hudson Director of Public Policy Andy Bicking… Continue reading

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event to be Held

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Saturday, June 25th at Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency Poughkeepsie, NY…The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, June 25th… Continue reading

Please join Winnakee Land Trust and Hyde Park Trails for a Guided walking tour of the Winnakee Nature Preserve

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  Saturday June 25th 9:30 to 11:30 am   The purpose of this walking tour is to help familiarize you with the preserve and Winnakee Land Trust as well as to organize a… Continue reading

Riverkeeper News : In May, expanded monitoring finds water fit for swimming in many places

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In May, expanded monitoring finds water fit for swimming in many placesIn May 2016, Riverkeeper and our partners took water samples at 325 locations, and together, we will make over 1,100 measures of water quality. It’s our biggest month of sampling to date,… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Village Informational Notice Issued Monday, April 25, 2016

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Appeal for volunteers for Village Tree Planting The tree commission will be planting trees along the village streets and a few in parks this coming Saturday. April 30 at 9:00 am. No experience… Continue reading

Dutchess County Celebrates Earth Day with Highway Clean Ups

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    Poughkeepsie… With Earth Day approaching on April 22nd, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has announced the Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) Highway Division will be devoting several days to… Continue reading

FOR PETE’S SAKE! A Concert for Clearwater

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FOR PETE’S SAKE! A Concert for Clearwater Tickets on sale now Dear Clearwater Community, FOR PETE’S SAKE! A Concert for Clearwater will take place on Saturday, June 18 at 7pm @ The Tarrytown Music Hall in… Continue reading

Earth Day at Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill

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     Friday, April 22 at 1 PM – 5 PM Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill Route 9G South of Violet Hill Rd, Rhinebeck, New York 1257 Join us this Earth Day… Continue reading

The Daily Freeman Reports: State commission sued for dropping underground power lines plan

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ALBANY >> Boundless Energy has filed a lawsuit contending the state Public Service Commission should not have eliminated a $650 million proposal for underground power lines from a pool of projects intended to… Continue reading

Landsman Kill Stocking Club Fishing Contest 2016

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  58th Annual Landsman Kill Stocking Club Fishing Contest The fishing contest is open to all Rhinebeck School District children ages 3 to under 16.  There is no cost to enter.  Please register… Continue reading

Bard Center for Environmental Policy‎Screening: The Hudson: A River At Risk · February 16th 2016

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On Tuesday February 16th at 6pm, Bard Center for Environmental Policy,Environmental and Urban Studies – Bard College, Bard Sustainability Council and Riverkeeper present a screening of three short films collectively titled The Hudson:… Continue reading

INTRODUCING OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GREGG SWANZEY

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  Winnakee Land Trust is pleased to announce Gregg Swanzey as their new Executive Director. A longtime advocate for education and the environment, Gregg first launched his career in the early 80’s as… Continue reading

lohud The Journel News Reports: Facing ‘deep trouble’ financially, Clearwater cancels annual festival

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The Clearwater environmental organization has canceled its annual festival in June because of the financial risk it carries. But eliminating the revenue from the two-day event, which has been held for decades, also… Continue reading

Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition – PSC Allows High-Voltage Power Lines to Proceed Despite Project’s Failure to Meet Tests of Need, Fairness and Emissions Reduction

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Coalition says it made project better but that transmission lines still pose threats to regional environment and economy HUDSON VALLEY—The Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition (HVSEC) expressed disappointment with the New York State… Continue reading

Riverkeeper – Film Screening “The Hudson: A River at Risk”

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When: Saturday, December 12, 7 PM Where: Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY Join National Geographic and Oceans 8 filmmaker Jon Bowermaster in a screening of three mini-documentaries, collectively called “The Hudson: A… Continue reading

Timesunion Reports: Scrap plans for Energy Highway

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PSC is scheduled to decide whether or not to move forward on ill conceived Energy Highway through the Hudson Valley on December 17th, 2015 Please Call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 to tell him… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Village Tree Commission

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  Celebrate Fall – Please join us to plant Trees and Shrubs Saturday, November 7 from 9am to 1pm Meet at the Catholic Education Center (formerly Bulkeley School) at E. Market St and… Continue reading

6th Annual Seth Lyon Volunteer Trial Day

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DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS TO HOST ELECTRONICS TAKE-BACK DAY ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2015

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    Rhinebeck NY – The Dutchess County Fairgrounds, in partnership with HVFCU and Advanced Recovery, Inc., Is hosting and electronics take-back day program on Saturday, September 26, 2015 for Rhinebeck and Red… Continue reading

8 Candlelight Vigils for a Cleaner Hudson

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From Saratoga County south to New York City, residents of eight municipalities along the length of the Hudson River will light candles at vigils next Thursday, July 23rd, as part of our call… Continue reading

Winnakee Receives Two Grants from Land Trust Alliance Funding Park Management Plans and Website Revamp

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The Winnakee Land Trust, based in Rhinebeck, NY, has been awarded two grants from the Land Trust Alliance (LTA), through its Conservation Partnership Program funded by New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund. This… Continue reading

MINING EXPANSION IN RHINEBECK DO NOT BE FOOLED

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Rural Rhinebeck Neighbors An association of residents concerned with the proposed increased mining activity along White Schoolhouse Road and its impact on our environment, quality of life and the negative reflection an expansion will… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor – Red Wing Properties’ plans to introduce large scale mining on White School House Road

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As a resident of White School House Road and a member of Rural Rhinebeck Neighbors I am frustrated, disappointed, and impatient with Rhinebeck Town Board’s inability–or refusal–to come to a decision regarding Red… Continue reading

Scenic Hudson Reports: Regional Coalition Submits Expert Reports Showing Proposed Power Lines Would Have Environmental and Visual Impacts Including Impairment to Roosevelt National Historic Site

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HVSEC looks forward to upcoming two-part technical conference HUDSON VALLEY—The Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition (HVSEC) on July 6 submitted to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) a series of reports… Continue reading

Scenic Hudson Reports: Large-scale power lines threaten Hudson Valley property values, natural and scenic resources, and our tourism economy… And guess what–there is NO established need!

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Join the Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition and Bard Professor, Dr. Gidon Eshel who will present new information regarding his findings on energy transmission needs for New York. http://bit.ly/1Uwv1b5   Friends and neighbors,… Continue reading

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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Citizen scientists (volunteers) are needed for the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Project. For more than 10 years a research team has used aerial photographs to map the extent of SAV in the Hudson… Continue reading