Earth Day Service with Scenic Hudson in Hyde Park, NY

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - April 18, 2015 10:00 am

On Saturday, April 18th, members of the the Student Conservation Association’s Hudson Valley Corps will join Scenic Hudson for a service project on the Hyde Park Greenway Trail. 

The Hyde Park Greenway Trail is a vision created by officials from the National Park Service, Town of Hyde Park, Winnakee Land Trust, Dutchess County Planning Board, NYSOPRHP, and the New York/ New Jersey Trail Conference. It will connect (from South to North) the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site; Roosevelt Farm and Forest; FDR Home, Library, and Museum; Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site; property owned by Scenic Hudson and the Anderson Center for Autism; and finally the Mills-Norrie State Park. 

This trail along the Hudson will provide the public with recreational and educational opportunities, in addition to fresh air and exercise. Connecting historical and cultural sites with natural areas will draw more visitors to the Hyde Park Greenway Trail. The section which needs most attention is in Mills-Norrie State Park. The trail there is partially eroded and in danger of flooding from streams as well as threatened by invasive plants. The goal of this service project is to rebuild eroded parts of the trail and make the Hyde Park Greenway Trail more beautiful and accessible to visitors.

For more information, contact SCA Member Dorothy McQuaid at [email protected].