Rail Trail News
January 28, 2017: Congratulations to Stewart Dutfield, Rail Trail Ambassador Coordinator! Stewart organizes over 50 volunteers to monitor the Rail Trail and provide weekly reports on Rail Trail conditions and issues. At the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s Annual Dinner, Mr. Dutfield was presented with the inaugural Dan Driscoll Leadership Award for his dedication and hard work to protect and promote the Rail Trail. This award is named in memory of Dan Driscoll, founding member, past board chair, and dedicated volunteer. Read more about Stewart’s award and the Annual Dinner.
December 14, 2016: The Town of New Scotland’s Town Board officially approved the creation of the Captain Joseph Hilton Town Park, the new home of the historic Hilton Barn. The creation of the park completes a multi-year collaboration between town government, dedicated citizens, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, and generous donors Peter and Barbara Kelly and Jennifer Hilton. The park will provide an attractive setting for the Hilton Barn and will enhance the ACHH Rail Trail by creating a new recreational and educational destination for pedestrians and cyclists. Read more about plans for the Hilton Barn on MHLC’s blog.
May 23, 2016: A crowd of enthusiastic individuals joined Albany County to officially open the paved portion of the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail. County Executive Daniel P. McCoy was joined by state and local officials, and MHLC Executive Director, Mark King. Three common themes were heard from the speakers; giving thanks to everyone involved in making the Rail Trail a reality; excitement and joy for this tremendous achievement; and the need to maintain momentum and energy for the Rail Trail and it’s continuous improvement. Visit our blog for photos and a description of the event.
January 11, 2016: More than 130 enthusiastic people braved a cold snowy evening to learn about progress on the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail. There was standing room only at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Voorheesville, as representatives of Albany County discussed the progress and status of the project. County Public Works Commissioner Darrell Duncan, William Anslow, County Engineer, George Penn, Acting Director of Operations and Scott Siegel, Policy Analyst with the County Executive’s office spent nearly two hours providing details on the many aspects of the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail project. Download the full meeting minutes.
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If you would like to help us complete the Rail Trail, make a donation online today. All gifts are tax-deductible and are essential to conserve land forever. For more information or to donate over the phone, call MHLC at 518-436-6346.
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