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:

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A call for Volunteers – WE NEED YOU!!!

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You’ve got a busy schedule. There’s work, kids, pets, the spouse, granny… You’ve got parties, get togethers, social engagements and you’re juggling multiple social media accounts. And then you have to clean the guest house for this weekend’s AirBnB guests… We get it, you’re so busy it’ll make our head spin… So, how could you possibly find time to add another thing to your already packed plate, let alone volunteer your time? Well, it’s simple, because the Kingston Land Trust is an amazing organization and WE NEED YOU!!!

The Kingston Land Trust’s mission is to protect, connect and activate urban open spaces in and around Kingston NY. Our board and members are also volunteers who put in tons of overtime to help make Kingston one of the most special and unique places to live and visit in New York State.

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7th Annual Kingston Clean Sweep

As part of the 7th annual Kingston Clean Sweep, organized by Friends of Historic Kingston and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation, the Kingston Land Trust is recruiting volunteers and supporters to take the clean-up to the trails! Starting promptly at 9am, our crews will pick up garbage, remove brush and spiff-up the future Kingston Point Rail Trail from midtown to the Rondout Creek.

WHO: Kingston Land Trust
WHAT: 7th Annual Kingston Clean Sweep
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 9am – 12pm
Volunteers check in is at 8:30am
WHERE: Immaculate Conception Church:

WHY: We need your help to keep Kingston beautiful!

NOTE: Volunteers should come prepared, wearing boots, gloves, bug and tick guard and long pants and long-sleeved shirts. The work will involve removing and bagging general trash and rubbish. All volunteers will be required to sign-in before participating in the clean-up.

Meet, Sweep, and Eat (or Drink!)

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Tuesday, April 26, 6:30pm – 8pm
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran. Map it.
22 Livingston St, Kingston, NY 12401

A monthly scheduled walk along the future Kingston Point Rail Trail to conduct routine monitoring. We start at the back of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and walk down to East Strand. At the end, we’ll seek out food and drink at one of several great downtown establishments.

NOTE: Wear sturdy boots and long pants. In the event of rain or other bad weather, we’ll cancel and continue next month.