40 Student Conservation Association Volunteers from Hudson Valley and Beyond Help Scenic Hudson Create New Trail

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40 Student Conservation Association Volunteers from Hudson Valley and Beyond Help Scenic Hudson Create New Trail

New trail to expand recreation opportunities for residents of Hudson and nearby areas
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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 3:45pm

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BL Media) June 21, 2012 - WHAT: Up to 40 college interns who are working throughout the Hudson Valley and Connecticut this summer will unite for a special project with Scenic Hudson. The youth interns are part of the Student Conservation Association, an AmeriCorps partner and the only national organization that develops conservation leaders through service opportunities in all 50 states. The Scenic Hudson project is one of just two selected from the Hudson Valley SCA region for a major group volunteer project this season. The other initiative will happen during the fall at the Saratoga Spa State Park.

During a three-day intensive effort, the SCA volunteers will work with Scenic Hudson staff to complete a one-mile section of trail that will connect Scenic Hudson’s Harrier Hill Park with the Town of Greenport Conservation Area, which is owned by the Open Space Institute and managed by the Columbia Land Conservancy.

The trail work will include clearing brush and vegetation, building large sections of bog bridges and blazing the trail with directional markers. The group also will remove invasive plant species that are damaging to native plants and habitat.

Scenic Hudson is thankful to Town of Stockport officials for their interest in the trail project.

WHO: Scenic Hudson staff and SCA volunteers

WHEN: Wednesday, June 27 1–5 p.m.; Thursday, June 28 8 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m.; Friday, June 29 8 a.m.–noon

WHERE: Scenic Hudson’s Harrier Hill Park, 6729 Rod and Gun Road, Stockport

For directions, visit www.scenichudson.org/parks/harrierhill.

Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | Columbia Land Conservancy | Harrier Hill Park | Hudson Valley | Scenic Hudson | Student Conservation Association | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | environment | habitat restoration | stewardship | youth engagement

CONTENT: Press Release