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LEARN more in the WHERE TO BEGIN guide
VIEW t
he PRESENTATION to the Rhinebeck Town Board

EMAIL Carli Fraccarolli, State Policy Manager at Scenic Hudson, if you live in the Hudson Valley and are interested in learning more

GET THE SCOOP from those who have successfully established a CPF: New Paltz, Red Hook, and Warwick

READ about CONSERVATION FINANCING, including the CPF, from Cornell’s Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

ADD YOUR VOICE! We bring the voices of the Hudson Valley directly to the decision makers and policy makers shaping our future. 

Federal Farm Bill

The U.S. Farm Bill is up for renewal in 2024. We’re making the case to Congressional leaders to include more support for our farms and farmers in the Northeast, and to include climate and environmental justice provisions in the new legislation.

ECO-LOGIC: Greening New York’s Budget

During the annual budgeting process in Albany, we make the case that investment in a clean, healthy environment is paramount to quality of life in New York.

New York Bond Act

The Bond Act, which was passed in November 2022, provides $4.2 billion for environmental and community projects across New York State.

River Access

On both shores of the Hudson, railroad tracks prevent communities from accessing their waterfronts and taking advantage of the river’s recreational, scenic, and economic potential. We must continue to protect and enhance river access for all.

Stop Toxic Barges

Commercial shipping is crucial for the Hudson Valley’s economy, but that activity can’t put the water, wildlife, and people of the Hudson Valley at risk.

Stop the Plant

Owners of the Danskammer power plant on the Hudson River in the Town of Newburgh wanted to replace the current facility — which operates only a few days a year — with a new gas plant that would run nearly all the time.

Heal the Hudson

We need sustained citizen action to heal the Hudson River and restore the health and full economic potential of the valley’s most important natural resource.

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