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Press Release: Greenway Awards $5,000 to Hudson Crossing Park

12/7/2012 1:10:05 PM

(Albany, NY) Mark Castiglione, Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to announce that Hudson Crossing Park has received a $4,000 Greenway Conservancy small grant for Enhancements to the Hudson Riverwalk Sensory Trail and Canoe and Kayak Launch, part of a larger plan for the bi-county, educational Hudson Crossing Park. The Greenway Conservancy board made the announcement at a recent meeting, where a total of $50,000 in trail grants was awarded.

Contact: Mark Castiglione                                                                                  For Immediate Release

(518) 473-3835                                                                                                      December 7, 2012

 

Greenway Awards $5,000 to Hudson Crossing Park

For Enhancements to Hudson Riverwalk Sensory Trail and Canoe & Kayak Launch

 

            (Albany, NY)  Mark Castiglione, Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to announce that Hudson Crossing Park has received a $5,000 Greenway Conservancy small grant for Enhancements to the Hudson Riverwalk Sensory Trail and Canoe and Kayak Launch, part of a larger plan for the bi-county, educational Hudson Crossing Park. The Greenway Conservancy board made the announcement at a recent meeting, where a total of $50,000 in trail grants was awarded.

 

            The Hudson Crossing Park enhancements will expand the Sensory Trail, which will connect the Dix Bridge with the Alfred Solomon Hudson River Launch, adjacent to the Old Champlain Canal towpath. These tails will become part of the NYS Canalway Trail, and are part of the Hudson River Greenway Trail and Water Trail. The installation of kayak storage facilities and benches along the trail, overlook areas, and adjacent outdoor classroom will enhance the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a previously secluded shoreline. These improvements will increase access and provide a direct connection to Hudson Crossing Park and the Lakes to Locks Passage Scenic Byway.

 

    Mark Castiglione, Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, stated “The Hudson Crossing Park enhancements will promote public access and stewardship while encouraging connectivity between the region’s municipalities and existing Greenway Water Trail system. Projects like this that connect more residents and visitors to our natural, cultural and historic resources link with Governor Cuomo’s vision for economic development and revitalization.”

 

            “Hudson Crossing Park looks forward to continuing its partnering with the Hudson River Valley Greenway, providing the public with first class Hudson River land and water trails in the Schuylerville Lock C5 area,” said George Hodgson, Jr., Vice President of Development and Grants for Hudson Crossing Park, Inc.

 

The Greenway Conservancy Small Grant Program is an annual competitive grant funding opportunity available to communities and not-for-profit organizations within the designated Hudson River Valley Greenway area, which extends from Saratoga County and Washington counties to Battery Park, Manhattan.  The program offers funding for trail planning and design, construction and rehabilitation, and education and interpretation.  Emphasis is placed on trail projects that seek to implement the goals of the Greenway Trail Vision Plan, fill in identified gaps in the Greenway Trail System, and make improvements to designated Greenway Trails.  Copies of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail Vision Plan may be downloaded at http://www.hudsongreenway.ny.gov/Trailsandscenicbyways/LandTrail/HRGTResources.aspx

 

The Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley is a public benefit corporation established by the Greenway Act of 1991 to continue New York State’s commitment to the preservation, enhancement and development of the world-renowned scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Hudson River Valley, while continuing to emphasize appropriate economic development activities and remaining consistent with the tradition of municipal home rule.  One of the Conservancy’s primary objectives is to establish a Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System that links cultural and historic sites, parks, open spaces and community centers, and provides public access to the Hudson River.

 

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