Kingston Greenline Update

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The Kingston Greenline is an ambitious program of the Kingston Land Trust that aims to complete a network of area rail trails and complete streets to improve the quality of life of area residents. There has been some significant progress over the past few years to reach that goal.

The rail ties have been removed along the Kingston Point section of the trail beginning in Midtown and ending at Kingston Point. When that work was complete, there began weekend volunteer cleanup events to keep the trail open until construction of the paved trail could begin. This year also saw the roll-out of the Urban Trail Rangers program where every other week volunteers would meet to inspect or clear a section of the trail when necessary.

If all goes according to plan construction of the Kingston Point section of the trail should begin in the spring with a city meeting to discuss the future of Broadway as a complete street between now and then which could see the kickoff of that project as well. Already sharrows have been designated on Cornell St. and Foxhaul Ave to the trail-head behind Rondout Savings with bike route and Kingston Greenline signage.

It’s only going to get better from here, so hopefully we’ll see you at one of our Weekend Wanders so you can see the progress firsthand.

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Scott McIntosh is a mechanical design engineer, 10 year Kingston resident and Kingston Land Trust board member who enjoys everything the area has to offer more each day.

Weekend Wanders – Kick Off!

weekend.wander.blog4/12/16 BREAKING NEWS: Mark DeDea*, naturalist from the Forsyth Nature Center, will be on hand during the hike to talk to us about the birds of spring!

Join us as we kick-off the 2016 season with the first of our new Weekend Wanders! Building on our successful Sunday hikes, we’re expanding to include new dates, new locations and new guest guides. Check out our website for more details on future hikes.

WHO: Kingston Land Trust
WHAT: Weekend Wanders
WHEN: Sun, 5/1/16, 9:30am – 12:30pm
WHERE: Kingston Wine Co:
65 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
WHY: Hike around Kingston with local experts to talk about its exciting projects and hidden treasures right here in our backyard.

Kingston has many places to explore making it a pretty exciting place to be right now AND you won’t want to miss Mark DeDea’s birds of spring tour!

*DeDea, the caretaker at Forsyth Nature Center in Uptown, will show hikers how to identify birds that are visible, as well as decode the cryptic bird songs that echo throughout the woods. DuDea comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience having lead many walks for new birders or seasoned birders throughout the Hudson Valley for various organizations, nature centers, state parks and preserves.