United States : Governor Cuomo announces $254,000 for Trail Development Projects in the Mid-Hudson Valley and Capital Region.
These trails are pathways to the Hudson River Valleys unparalleled natural beauty and outdoor recreation, Governor Cuomo said. This funding will help to ensure these trailways remain well-preserved and accessible so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy these natural treasures for years to come.
The Greenway Conservancy Trail Grant Program is administered by the Hudson River Valley Greenway, with funds from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund. The Greenway Conservancy Trail Grant Program supports the Greenways goal to establish the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail, a contiguous trail linking cultural and historic sites, parks, open spaces and community centers from New York City to the Adirondacks.
The following projects will be supported by the 2016 Greenway Conservancy Trail Grant Program:
Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall, Inc. - $10,000 - Fort Ann to Whitehall Canalway Trail
City of Troy - $12,500 - Uncle Sam Bike Improvement Action Plan
Rensselaer Plateau Alliance - $25,000 - A Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail Action Plan for the Rensselaer Plateau
Village of Nassau - $18,300 - Albany-Hudson Electric Trail in the Village of Nassau
Town of Kinderhook - $3,000 - Kinderhook Trail Connection to Town Park
Columbia Land Conservancy - $7,500 - Interpretive Signage at Greenport Conservation Area
Town of Saugerties - $15,000 - Eves Point to Bristol Beach Connecting Trail
Town of Red Hook - $20,000 - Village to Village Connector Trail: Village of Tivoli-Bard College-Town of Red Hook-Village of Red Hook
Town of Rhinebeck - $4,000 - Trailhead Pavilion for the Town of Rhinebeck Community Park
Winnakee Land Trust - $14,800 - Rhinebeck Trails Project
City of Kingston - $30,000 - Hasbrouck at Delaware Node on the Kingston Point Rail Trail
Scenic Hudson - $4,900 - Fabricating and Installing Interpretive Signs at Esopus Meadows Preserve and Black Creek Preserve
Town of Marbletown - $2,000 - O&W Rail Trail Map and Brochure
Town of Rosendale - $10,000 - Wallkill Valley Rail Trail-Rosendale Wayfinding Project
Town of Hyde Park - $7,500 - Hyde Park Trails-Map, Web and Kiosk User Guide
Mohonk Preserve - $5,000 - Mohonk Preserve Foothills Interpretive Signage
Palisades Parks Conservancy, Inc. - $5,000 - Improving the Ice Caves Trail
Walkway Over the Hudson - $5,000 - Greater Walkway Experience Map Enhancement
Poughkeepsie Alliance - $7,000 - Waterfront Connectivity Project: Phase 1.5
NY-NJ Trail Conference - $5,000 - Westchester Trail Maps
Yorktown Trail Committee - $12,500 - Mohansic Trailway Construction Phase 2
Town of Ossining - $30,000 - Planning for Open Space, Bike Lane, and Commerce Connectivity Corridor
Quality trails offer four-seasons of recreation for all who live and visit our great state, said State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. Thanks to these grants, we will better connect people to the Hudson Valleys spectacular scenery, while improving the quality of life and lifting the economies of host communities.
Hudson River Valley Greenway Acting Executive Director Mark Castiglione said, The Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to be able to support such a diverse array of trail projects. We applaud these communities and organizations for their efforts to build regional trail connections, create more walkable and bikeable communities, and increase tourism opportunities.
Senator Sue Serino said, These projects are a perfect example of all that can be accomplished when partners at the state level and across our communities come together to support our local environment. Our natural resources are some of our areas greatest assets, and I am proud to play a role in helping to increase access so that visitors and residents alike can experience these natural wonders first-hand. I thank the Hudson River Valley Greenway for all that they do to help our communities preserve our local natural resources so that generations to come can continue to enjoy all that our area has to offer.
Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill said, The resources, financial and otherwise, that are dedicated to the improvement and growth of our Districts beautiful hiking trails is a direct reflection of our communitys environmental stewardship efforts. Through the Greenway Conservancy Trail Grant Program, the Hudson River Valley Greenway and New York State Environmental Protection Fund, we are taking a significant step in preserving these precious paths for all who use them. I am pleased to have partnered with the Greenway to assist in securing these funds and I look forward to further collaboration to advance the development of projects that serve to better our area for visitors and residents alike.
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef said, I am glad to see that the Town of Ossining has been selected to receive $30,000 from the Hudson River Valley Greenways 2016 Greenway Conservancy Trail Grant Program. The proposed plan for open space, a bike lane, and commerce connectivity corridor will have a tangible impact on the Ossining community.
Assemblywoman Didi Barrett said, "Our regional trails whether hiking, biking, skiing or walking trails connect communities, get people outdoors and stimulate the local economy," "This significant new funding supports a diverse network of trails that will do all that while also showcasing some of the Hudson Valley's most beautiful landscapes."
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