Kingston Land Trust Creates Director of Programming and Director of Development Positions.

KLT Executive Director Rebecca Martin at the South Pine Street City Farm in Kingston. Photo by Andi Turco-Levin

Kingston Land Trust Executive Director Rebecca Martin accepts Director of Programming position; New Director of Development position created. Martin’s new role helps to secure the organization’s programming and allows for the addition of a Development Director.

Kingston, NY – The Kingston Land Trust’s Executive Director Rebecca Martin has accepted the new half time position of Director of Programming to begin July 1st, 2012. Martin, who has served in the Executive Director position for two years, is also a professional musician and intends to divide her time between the KLT and her musical career, focusing attention on a new CD to be released nationwide in January 2013.

Under Martin’s leadership, the Kingston Land Trust (KLT), an urban land trust located in the Mid-Hudson Valley with a mission area that includes the City of Kingston and Towns of Ulster and Kingston, was touted as a ‘nationwide model for Urban Land Trusts’ by the Land Trust Alliance, a national organization. Martin is responsible for the establishment of innovative KLT programs including The Dig Kids – an Urban Farming Program, and Yoga in the Park; the development of KLT’s board of directors which now stands at twelve; and the expansion of many of KLT’s committees including the Rail Trail, Urban Agriculture, and Land Management Committees with over forty volunteers serving on various committees. As Director of Programming, Martin will guide the KLT’s programs which include rail trails, urban farming and the submission of three significant African-American sites for local and State-wide historical status.

To help build further capacity, the Kingston Land Trust will add the new half time Director of Development position. The Director of Development will be responsible for securing the financial resources necessary to support the KLT’s programs and operations. The Director will work with the Board of the KLT to create, implement and coordinate short and long-range development plans. Qualified candidates should submit their resume to Steve Noble, Chair of the Kingston Land Trust at

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The KLT’s Free “Yoga in the Park” Series off to a Strong Start


Kingston citizens take advantage of Free Yoga in the Park every week in 2012


The Kingston Land Trust’s free ‘Yoga in the Park’ in partnership with the City of Kingston’s Park and Recreation Department, Shakti Yoga, Mudita Yoga and MAC Fitness is off to a strong start.

With weekly programming in both Cornell and Academy Green Parks in 2012, citizens have the opportunity to enjoy free Adult yoga offered by both Mudita Yoga Studios in Academy Green Park in Uptown Kingston every Saturday from 4:00pm – 5:00pm and Shakti Yoga Studios with support from MAC Fitness on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:00am. Both programs will run through Labor Day weekend closing on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012.

For more information click on this LINK

The Kingston Land Trust’s FREE “Yoga in the Park” Series Presented with Certificate of Appreciation from County Executive Michael Hein.


The Kingston Land Trust’s free “Yoga in the Park” program was recently recognized by County Executive Micheal Hein with a certificate of appreciation for it’s involvement in the 2nd Annual Healthy Ulster County Week.

Congrats to our volunteers and yogis for making it possible!

Free “Yoga in the Park” takes place each week (on Saturday’s and Sunday’s) in both Cornell and Academy Green Parks. Click on this LINK for the schedule and more.