a little HELP from our friends

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The Kingston Land Trust is a volunteer led and registered 501(c)(3) public charity formed for the purpose of protecting, preserving and restoring urban and rural lands in and around Kingston, NY for the benefit and enjoyment of its residents and visitors. The Kingston Land Trust is an amazing organization made up of a group of multi talented, passionate, dedicated and like-minded volunteers driven to make the Kingston area an exceptional place to live, work and play. The keystone to the successful execution of its vision, mission and related programs is reliant on its collaboration with its many partners and its support base of loyal and dedicated volunteers.

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity often intended to promote goodness and to improve human quality of life and it gives the individual a form of connectivity to the community and a sense of belonging, pride and accomplishment. Volunteering can be far more than simply doing a good deed. In fact, volunteering can be a great way to learn more about the community and its people, make friends and socialize, garner professional contacts and networks, get exercise, spend time outdoors, or even shake up your usual routine. Volunteering is one of the best ways to make a difference in your community. Whatever your passion, however you get involved, volunteering offers a way to have a real and lasting impact on the community.

Now that you know about the benefits and value of volunteerism, won’t you please volunteer? We need you and these are the many ways you can involved and help:

We Need Trail KEEPERS:

Excitement is in the air as we begin to see a dream of urban trails evolve into reality. Be part of that excitement and part of the legacy that is helping create a network of non-motorized health-based recreational accommodations. Please join us in:

  • Helping keep the sections of the Kingston Greenline clear and trash free.
  • Pitching in on announced and to-be announced clean up days.
  • Helping in periodic monitoring of trails…..informing us of any unusual circumstances and safety related issues.
  • Becoming a partner in the maintenance, beautification and management of the the rail trail.

We Need Trail CHAMPIONS:

Success is contagious and people naturally want to be winners, As our rail trail plans come to fruition, we encourage you to join our winning team and help us get the word out by:

  • Writing blog posts.
  • Making unique and interesting Social Media posts.
  • Taking photos of the Kingston Greenline trails and other contiguous features.
  • Spreading the word…. Liking, sharing and commenting on our posts.
  • Helping us work our tables at events. Talking to people about the positive aspects and benefits of the Kingston Land Trust, the Kingston Greenline, and the South Pine Street Farm.

We Need Trail LEADERS:

Community support of our quality-of-life enhancing programs can be perpetuated by promoting our vision and accomplishments by:

  • Representing the Kingston Land Trust and the Kingston Greenline at events and functions.
  • Interfacing with other like minded and interested groups and organizations.
  • Brainstorming better ways of maintaining, managing and promoting our programs.

We now hope that you have been convinced to volunteer in one or more of the ways that have been noted. We need you. Please E-mail us at office@kingstonlandtrust.org with the area of interest and we’ll connect you to an assignment.

Renno Budziak, is a KLT director and member of its Greenline and Land Use Committees. He’s a retired Mechanical Engineer and is now giving back to the community through volunteerism and engagement. He’s a former Chairman of Town of Ulster Planning Board and Vice Chairman of Ulster County Planning Board and as a result of these related practical experiences, he continues to advocate for responsible and balanced development which encompasses best practices associated with sustainable conservation, preservation and respect for our natural resources. We owe that consideration to our future generations.

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