A passionate group of Newburgh residents and supporters gathered Friday to announce the formation of the City’s first non-profit organization with a mission to plan, protect, restore and enhance parks, community gardens, trails and watersheds in the Greater Newburgh Area.
The Greater Newburgh Parks Conservancy – GNPC – aims to ensure that recreational greenspace is available within easy walking distance (a 10-minute walk) of every household within the City, and envisions all residents of the Greater Newburgh area having easily accessible parks within a short walk, drive, ride on public transportation.
“GNPC will foster public, private and non-profit partnerships to amplify the efforts of allied groups and engage communities to identify and pursue their own parks and greenspace priorities. We will work with community organizations and the public, linking nature and neighborhoods, thereby enhancing community well-being as well as community and social justice,” noted Board Chair, Kathy Lawrence.
Board member and long-time parks advocate Wilbur Higgins added, “The Conservancy will raise money for municipal parks in the City of Newburgh, and assist in the development of publicly-accessible projects that further the Conservancy’s vision for greenspace, community gardens, and street trees throughout the City of Newburgh and surrounding communities.”
In 2020, the Conservancy will expand its Board of Directors, continue monthly convening of representatives from various stakeholder groups including the Downing Park Planning Committee, Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance, and refine its plan of work with diverse stakeholders and community engagement events.
The Newburgh Community Land Bank is accepting RFP’s for 102-104 Washington Street. A vacant shell that is just around the corner from the Liberty Street corridor and Washington’s Headquarters. This is an exciting opportunity to bring another building back to life in this central corridor. According to the Land Bank: The goal is to encourage […]
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The creators of Graft Cider are starting a new company, Hudson North Cider Co. on March 1, 2020. They are committed to preserving and maintaining Hudson Valley trails and waterways and will be partnering with Scenic Hudson. The cider will be produced out of their Ann Street facility as well as their new facility on Little […]
There will be an OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, January 5, from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM at these two spectacular, newly renovated floor-through penthouse apartments. These spacious, modern, light-filled NYC loft-like homes with high cathedral-like ceilings and beautiful mountain views in a century-plus old building are in the center of New York’s second largest historic […]