The River of Words Poetry Trail, celebrating the nature-inspired poetry of local children, is available for free self-guided tours from dawn to dusk through Sunday, August 28.
The Poetry Trail, offered in partnership with Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Garrison, features selected works that represent hundreds of poems created by students from public schools in the Land Trust's mission area throughout the 2015-16 school year during HHLT's Regional River of Words environmental education workshops.In late September, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall will host a Poetry Trail featuring a different set of poems. Details on the fall Poetry Trail installation will be available closer to its opening.
Save the DaTE! History & The Highlands on September 15, 2016
Please mark your calendar for an engaging event celebrating History & the Highlands with the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, hosted by Jeannette and David Redden at their penthouse apartment in New York.
The iconic building, part of the Upper East Side Historic District, is the former Joseph Pulitzer residence designed by Stanford White. Guests will be able to explore this thoroughly unique space including the charming rooftop garden during our “Hudson Valley-centric” cocktail reception featuring seasonal food and drinks from the region.
Please contact us for information on joining the Benefit Committee for this event or to ensure that you recieve an invitation to what is shaping up to be a memorable party. Hope you can join us!
Take-a-hike! is back!
There are still many adventures throughout the summer and fall to experience during this year's Take-a-Hike! season. You can find the complete schedule here. Please remember, all hikes require pre-registration and some fill up very fast -- register early. See you on the trails!
HHLT's Proposal to the Garrison Union Free School District Board of Education
On May 20, 2015, Andy Chmar, HHLT's Executive Director, made a presentation regarding the conservation of the Garrison School Forest to the GUFS Board of Education at their regular meeting. While about two dozen residents attended the meeting, several people have expressed interest in seeing the slides from the presentation. They are available here, along with a map, and an informational document that lays out the details and answers some questions related to the proposal that was prepared independantly by a Garrison School parent, Jill Corson Lake, who is interested in the project. Any Garrison School District residents wishing for more information on this proposal should feel free to contact the Land Trust. We are happy to answer questions.
Interested in all the great resources discussed at HHLT's Healthy Yards, Healthy Woods Sustainability Forum in April?
Visit our Sustainability Forum page for links and downloads.
Know someone who loves the highlands? we have the perfect gift!
Looking for a gift for someone special? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something unique? Your search is over! Connecting: Celebrating the People and Places of the Hudson Highlands is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the Hudson Highlands. And, your purchase directly supports HHLT's work, ensuring that future generations will enjoy connections to the special places photographed in this beautiful book, just as we do now. It is truly the gift that gives twice! Priced at $85/book, it is available at Boscobel, Garrison Cafe, Putnam History Museum, Jones Farm, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and Storm King Adventure Tours or at HHLT's online store.
Signed Copies Available while they last...
A limited supply of books signed by photographer Christine Ashburn is available at HHLT's office -- if you would like a signed copy, please act soon, these will only be available while they last.