Wallkill Valley Land Trust is leading volunteers in invasive species management projects on our beloved Joppenbergh Mountain in Rosendale, NY. We’re looking for enthusiastic folks who want to get outside and help us reduce the ecological impact of invasive plant species.
We will meet at Willow Kiln Park (behind the Rosendale Theater) at the below dates and times. Please arrive on time so we can walk to the work site together. Bring water and bug spray, and wear durable/protective shoes. Long pants and long sleeves are advised. We’ll supply gloves and tools.
Sunday, September 23rd: 9am - 12pm - cancelled
Tuesday, October 9th: 4pm - 7pm
Sunday, October 21st: 9am - 12pm
Monday, November 5th: 4pm - 7pm
WVLT must raise the funds needed for our perpetual obligations of this conservation easement, which is why we are contacting you today. A minimum of $10,000 is required for our Conservation and Defense Fund and our stewardship needs, which in totality, supports our long-term responsibilities to monitor and enforce Taliaferro Farms’ permanent conservation restrictions.
Pete and Robin Taliaferro have expressed publicly, for many years, their desire to see their land protected forever. They firmly believe in their commitment to agriculture and together WVLT and Scenic Hudson have worked with the family to secure the future of the Farm and its ability to produce fresh, local food for the benefit of the community.
ULSTER COUNTY, NY (March 2, 2018)—The Open Space Institute (OSI) and the Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) are announcing the kick-off of improvement work along a 12-mile section of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, the celebrated multi-use recreational trail and linear park connecting Wallkill to Kingston. The initial work will include clearing of overgrown hazard trees and shrubs along the rail trail corridor. The overall improvements will set the stage for including it in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s transformative Empire State Trail, to open in 2019.
Commencing by the end of February, the clearing work will be donated by volunteers, organizations, local businesses and the Town of Rosendale Highway Department along the Rail Trail in the towns of Rosendale and Ulster, excluding a small quarter-mile section by Williams Lake. Later improvements will be funded by a 2013 NYS Recreational Trails Program grant and a 2017 NYS Environmental Protection Fund grant, both secured by OSI in partnership with WVLT. Private fundraising efforts will provide additional support toward the $750,000 project.