The Kingston Land Trust Reminds the Community of Upcoming Rail Trail Committee Clean-up and Welcomes New Sponsor P & T Surplus of Kingston.

The Kingston Land Trust and the KLT Rail Trail Committee welcomes new sponsor P & T Surplus.

The Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee organizes cleanup of the Kingston Link Trail as part of Kingston Clean Sweep presented by the Friends of Historic Kingston and Kingston Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, April 21st 2012 at 9:00am. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Super 8 Motel Parking Lot located at 487 Washington Avenue in Kingston at 8:30am to sign-in.

Kingston – The Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee, with support from Ulster Savings Bank, the Holiday Inn and Super 8 Motel and sponsored by Central Hudson Gas and Electric and new sponsor P & T Surplus in Kingston, will participate in the 3rd annual Kingston Clean-Sweep, an event created by Friends of Historic Kingston and the City of Kingston’s Park and Recreation Department on Saturday, April 21st 2012. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:30am for sign-up to begin trail work by 9:00am. Volunteers are invited to help clear the “Kingston Link Trail”, a section of the old O&W rail bed beginning at the Super 8 Motel at 487 Washington Avenue in Uptown Kingston, NY.

Volunteers should come prepared wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts, boots (since there are wet areas), gloves, and bug and tick guard. Participants are encouraged to bring their own shovels, loppers and rakes from home. The work will involve general cleanup and cutting and clearing brush.

Following the clean-up, all are invited to the Holiday Inn which is located near the rail trail entrance at 503 Washington Avenue from 12:30pm – 1:30pm for refreshments and a power point presentation by the Kingston Land Trust’s Rail Trail Committee. Participants are asked to register online by visiting: http://www.forsythnaturecenter.org/

If you would like to donate tools, funding, have employees interested in volunteering or for more general information contact Rebecca Martin, Executive Director of the Kingston Land Trust at 845/877-5263 or kingstonlandtrust@gmail.com

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About Kingston Clean Sweep and Friends of Historic Kingston – In its third year, Kingston Clean Sweep is a program by the Friends of Historic Kingston in collaboration with the city of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department. www.fohk.org

About the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department – Led by Director Kevin Gilfeather, the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department oversees Kingston’s park system and organizes many programs for residents and tourists that include boating, kayaking, youth, adult and senior programs, environmental education, adult sports and more. www.kingston-ny.gov

About the Kingston Land Trust and the Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee- The Kingston Land Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of open space, historic sites, wetlands, scenic areas, and forests in the City of Kingston and the surrounding region to include the Town of Ulster and the Town of Kingston. The Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail committee is dedicated to planning, development, utilization, and proper maintenance of rail trails and other non-motorized linkages in the City of Kingston. www.kingstonlandtrust.org

About Ulster Savings Bank – Ulster Savings Bank is a locally owned and operated bank, with locations throughout the Hudson Valley. Every year, Ulster Savings Bank supports hundreds of local organizations throughout our community, close to home.

About Central Hudson Gas and Electric – CH Energy Group has a long-standing tradition of good corporate citizenship and a strong commitment to environmental health and safety. The company and its employees work continually to improve the quality of life in the communities where we do business.

About P & T Surplus – P&D Surplus began doing business in 1964. In 1997 Tim Smythe Sr. and Tim Smythe Jr. purchased the company from the original P&T owners and began operating as P&T Surplus. Today, P&T Surplus still acquires surplus from IBM and many other companies and municipalities.

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