News and Our Environment

Getting Around — On Rail Trails?

July 23, 2020

The Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC) recently announced the launch of its “2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) public planning process,” which includes an online survey to “solicit input on […]

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July Species Spotlight- Tree of Heaven verses Staghorn Sumac

July 23, 2020

As part of an ongoing series of articles that examine invasive and native species found in our region, here we present the Tree of Heaven verses the Staghorn Sumac. NATIVE: Staghorn […]

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July Business Spotlight: Inn at Kettleboro

July 23, 2020

 By Kathryn Nohilly (WVLT Summer 2020 Intern) Set on 12 acres of peach and apple orchards in New Paltz, sits a historic home that today is a bed and breakfast […]

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Million-Dollar Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Improvement Project Set to Begin in July

July 8, 2020

Ulster County, N.Y. (July 07, 2020)—The Open Space Institute (OSI), in partnership with Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT), and the Hudson River Valley Greenway, today announced a $1 million plan […]

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June Business Spotlight: TRT Bicycles

June 29, 2020

TRT Bicycles supplies the vehicle, and the Wallkill Valley Land Trust supplies the venue. It is a mutually beneficial relationship that goes back as far as 1988 when TRT Bicycles […]

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Get to Know iNaturalist and Discover What You See Outside

June 26, 2020

Is This You? “I want to find out more about the plants and animals I encounter…” …but it’s so overwhelming! Just look how many different kinds there are, and they’re […]

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Silver Maple Marks a Silver Anniversary

June 26, 2020

Where the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail runs through the town of Gardiner and crosses over Farmer’s Turnpike, there is an area of solstice, shade and, most recently, cause for celebration. […]

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June Species Spotlight- Emerald Ash Borer versus the Tiger Beetle

June 26, 2020

As part of an ongoing series of articles that examine invasive and native species found in our region, here we present the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer versus the Native Tiger […]

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May Species Spotlight- Poison Ivy and Oriental Bittersweet

May 22, 2020

As part of an ongoing series of articles that examine native and invasive species found in our region, here we present Poison Ivy and Oriental Bittersweet Native Species Poison Ivy: Related […]

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Jackie LaPlate, WVLT’s Spring 2020 Intern

May 22, 2020

Meet Jackie LaPlante, Our 2020 SUNY Geography Intern   The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) has been partnering with the SUNY New Paltz Geography Department for several years to provide […]

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Junior Invasive Species Specialist Ben

May 15, 2020

After accidentally stepping on “a grey pokey thing that grows in the water” at Kingston Beach, everything changed for six-year-old Ben in regard to his passion for learning and fighting invasive species. […]

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Celebrating mothers, including Bat Moms!

May 10, 2020

Happy Mother’s Day to some of the most wonderful moms in the natural world: BATS!   Bats tend to have a bad reputation due to being associated with vampires and […]

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