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Winnakee Land Trust Opens Vlei Marsh to the Public

The Winnakee Land Trust opened Vlei Marsh to the public on June 1, a 165-acre nature preserve that is Rhinebeck’s second largest wetland area. Multi-looped, newly upgraded trails at Vlei Marsh take visitors through both wetland and forest, home to scores of mammals, amphibians, and birds. A 30-year-old accredited land trust and nonprofit, the WLT focuses on protecting and stewarding forests, farmland, natural habitats, and water resources from development, for both ecological health and community enjoyment. They have expanded into acquiring and maintaining land in the Hudson Valley in the past few years.

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It's Time to Rethink Housing Policies in the Hudson Valley

According to John C. Cappello, Esq., a partner at the Walden-based law firm Jacobowitz & Gubits who has worked with both developers and planning boards and zoning boards of appeals in the Hudson Valley, while the region has seen significant commercial development recently, the issues of housing have been mostly ignored. To help solve this problem, Cappello says that community members must acknowledge the issue, advocate for change, and educate themselves on resources and policy changes happening in their own backyards.

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Taking Back the Streets

Between March 5 and May 31, 260 cities on six continents had expanded municipal public space.

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Fossil Fuels on the Brink

The renewables sector has shown that it can be an engine of well-paid, community-based jobs.

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Threshold Moment: Q&A with Ned Sullivan of Scenic Hudson

Scenic Hudson’s initiatives across the region present a model for collaborative engagement.

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