How lucky are we? We live in an area rich in history, culture, beautiful vistas, and natural resources…And we have great organizations like Kingston Land Trust who are committed to preserving them!
Kingston Land Trust is a non-profit organization that works for the protection and preservation of open spaces, historic sites, wetlands, scenic areas, and forests in Kingston and the surrounding areas. And the Trust does much more than acquire and manage properties for conservation—they also develop educational and outreach programs and organize events to bolster appreciation for our area’s assets and increase interest in conservation. Finally, they help form and support community groups that preserve parkland, plant gardens, preserve cultural history, and promote recycling, as well as develop and implement other projects in line with their mission.
One of their major projects is the Kingston Greenline, a vision for a network of non-motorized urban trails, bikeways, water-trails, and walkable sidewalks that promotes “a healthy, fun, and sustainable way to connect with the City’s rich cultural, historical, commercial, and recreational resources.” Many segments are complete and many more are in the works—perhaps you can even take one to Hullabaloo, and we encourage you to check www.kingstonlandtrust.org to plan your route! The Greenline serves as a hub for the growing system of rail trails in the Hudson Valley and Catskills.
You may have heard about the Trust’s Sunday Hikes, which take place on the third Sunday of May through October, converging at Kingston Wine Co. (another Hullabaloo sponsor!). Join them!
Not one for walking? There are lots of ways that you can get involved and show your support for all different types of programs and projects—check the website or like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KingstonLandTrust?fref=ts to learn about more upcoming events, meetings, and initiatives, and consider making a donation.
We just love being part of a community that values these things as much as we do, and we’re grateful for all the work that Kingston Land Trust does to conserve and preserve all our natural and cultural assets. We’re thankful for their support and glad to help the Trust spread the word about their efforts. Thanks, Kingston Land Trust!