Explosive Storage Magazine

June 23, 2022

The dome shape and size of this building indicate it was an explosive storage magazine meaning that high explosives were stored here for the mining industry; however, historical records of […]

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Joppenbergh Collapse

June 23, 2022

The collapse of the Joppenbergh mountain mines can be seen from the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail on the Trestle.   In the late 1800s, Joppenbergh mountain was mined extensively for […]

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Job Opening: Stewardship Assistant

June 23, 2022

Position Description: Stewardship Assistant With an office in New Paltz, NY, approximately 90 miles north of New York City, the Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) is a nationally accredited land […]

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Species Spotlight: Garlic Mustard and Mayapple

May 23, 2022

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Garlic mustard is a much discussed and hated perennial herb. The first known report of it growing in the USA is from 1868 on Long Island […]

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Foragers & Herbalists: Pansotti (pot-bellied ravioli) stuffed with foraged stinging nettle & garlic mustard 

May 23, 2022

By Merrie Witkin  When I started writing this column, stinging nettles (urtica dioica) were not anywhere  on my radar. But I am blessed with an eagle-eyed gardener who knows his […]

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Commuting on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

May 20, 2022

by Jay Porcelli About once a week, during the warmer months of the year, Cara gets on her bicycle and rides to work on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Her […]

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The Pollinator Gardener: Pollinator Meadow in Gardiner

May 20, 2022

By Angela Sisson Last year the Gardiner Gazette printed an article about the new Wallkill Valley Pollinator Pathway (Winter 2021 issue). When Chris Vultaggio read the article he became intrigued. […]

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Pollinator Bookshelf: The Pollinator Victory Garden

May 20, 2022

The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening (2020) The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat […]

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SUNY New Paltz Journalism Students Choose Wallkill Valley Land Trust for Subject of Documentary

May 17, 2022

Digital Media Production Majors at SUNY New Paltz created a short documentary featuring the Wallkill Valley Land Trust for their senior capstone project. The students were inspired by WVLT’s local […]

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Recent Storms Spotlight Funding Needs of WVLT

May 4, 2022

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) reports that a section of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail will remain closed for the time being in Rosendale. NEW PALTZ — Climate change […]

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