Agent’s Day Expo to Feature Cross-County Panel Presentation on Interconnected Rail Trail Vision

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Kingston, NY – On Tuesday May 5th, the Ulster County Board of REALTORS® in partnership with the Dutchess County Association of REALTORS® will host their annual “Mid Hudson Valley Agent’s Day and Trade Expo.” The event will be hosted at the Grandview Hotel in Poughkeepsie, with a start time of 12 in the afternoon and will run until 4pm.

In the spirit of cross-county collaboration, the keynote presentation, which begins at 12:30pm, will feature several different perspectives on rail trails in our region. The keynote will highlight regional progress on trails, local initiatives, as well as the big picture of a future with a more interconnected system of regional trails.

Robert Wills (Dutchess County Department of Health) and Chris White (Ulster County Planning Department) will be speaking on regional rail trail projects in progress. Wills and White will provide an overview map of each county’s trail network, and explain the future vision toward which the county’s efforts are directed.

Taking on the local perspective, Bryan Roberts will speak about the local trail initiatives in Northern Dutchess with a focus on trails that are up and running as well as future plans for trails that are still in the works. Tim Weidemann, of the Kingston Land Trust, will focus on the Kingston Greenline and talk about the Kingston Land Trust’s partnership with the Ulster County Board of REALTORS® and the NAR Smart Growth Action grant that supports their work. This portion of the discussion will further focus on the benefits of rail trails, highlighting the ways in which trails promote a healthier, happier and more prosperous community.

Jeff Anzevino of Scenic Hudson will also be on hand to discuss the Walkway Over the Hudson and its role as an important connective thread between the two counties, with a particular focus on the Greater Walkway Experience.

Registration for the event will begin at 12pm. Ulster members can register by emailing kim@ucrealtors.com or by calling 845-338-5299. Dutchess members can register by emailing staff@dcar.com or by calling 845-471-2811. The registration fee before May 4th is $40, and will be $50 at the door.

Don’t miss out on a great keynote presentation and an amazing opportunity to learn more about how rail trails can positively impact the economic bottom line of local communities.

 

 

 

 

 

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