A bench on the WVRT or a plaque on the Rosendale Trestle is a wonderful way to memorialize or honor a loved one. It is the perfect gift for any occasion (a birthday, anniversary, new baby, graduation)!

All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Wallkill Valley Land Trust, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 22-2867070)


Donate $2,500 or more and receive a plaque that will be attached to the steel railing on the Rosendale Trestle of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.

The bronze plaque is square (4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″) and it is 3/16″ thick. It is etched with your logo or image or statement, and the recessed surfaces are dark patinaed, while the face is satin finished. The entire plaque is lacquer sealed. Each plaque design submission is worked on by a graphic designer to ensure it can be produced by the manufacturer. As plaques are ordered in batches, this process, from start to finish, usually takes a few months. Each plaque is attached to an eight-foot section of railing using stainless steel rivets.

Contact us with any questions otherwise use this form to submit your design.



Donate $5,000* or more and place a bench on the the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. The $5,000 includes a bench and memorial plaque on the bench. 

Donors must sign an agreement that WVLT will:

    • Do its best to preserve the bench, but cannot be held responsible for all instances of serious vandalism or other destruction
    • Bench and memorial dedication is for the life of the bench (10 years), and at such time as the bench is no longer useful, WVLT may choose to install a new bench with a different tribute

Installation location must be approved in advance by WVLT and not impede rail trail activity.

Bench will be set with bluestone pads unless landowner chooses (at their own expense) to install on a concrete pad (and location is appropriate for the installation of a concrete pad). 

Bench design:

    • 6’ contour bench with recycled lumber
    • Up to 40 characters/spaces available for engraving (black resin)/ or a bronze plaque. 

*Bench donations are $5,000 as of April 1, 2023


Contact our office to learn more.


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