WVLT announces community forums around sign project

June 27, 2022

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust seeks community input for an ongoing educational signage project

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) is excited to announce a series of open forums to gather thoughts and ideas from our community around a sign project that is being developed right now. Thanks to a generous donor, we have created an interpretive signage plan to install educational panels on spaces managed by WVLT, including at Joppenbergh Mountain, and along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail that connects Kingston, Ulster, Rosendale, New Paltz, Gardiner, and Wallkill.

WVLT’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Ulster County by conserving lands of scenic, agricultural, ecological, recreational, and cultural significance. We need help from the community to determine what topics are most important in engaging visitors to our region, and teaching visitors why these lands are protected. 

What matters most to you about these protected spaces? What do you think visitors should know about our communities? What subjects do you want to learn more about?

We’re also seeking photographs, journal entries, drawings, and other materials that we could include on the signs for related topics. If you have something at home that would be exciting to add to an educational sign, please bring it or a photograph with you!

 

The first meeting will be held in Rosendale on June 30th, 7:00 pm

Rosendale Community Recreation Center

1055 Route 32, Rosendale, NY, 12472

 

The next meeting will be held in Gardiner on July 11, 7:00 pm.

Gardiner Library Meeting Room

133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, NY 12525

 

*Masks are required*

 

We will also be hosting meetings in New Paltz and Kingston this summer; details on those meetings will be shared as they are developed.

If you cannot attend a meeting, but would like to contribute topic ideas and other comments on this project, please email Robin@WallkillValleyLT.org