Kingston Land Trust
PROTECT THE PINE ST AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND!
Featured Initiatives & Programs
Donate HERE to help us purchase a property in pre-foreclosure that contains a forgotten historic African Burial Ground in Uptown Kingston. Once secured, we will work with our partner Harambee and the community to restore the site and open it to the public as a regional center for education and reflection.
A system of trails, promenades and complete streets that when fully developed will connect residents and visitors to Kingston’s natural, historic, cultural and commercial assets.
A Spanish immersion conversation organized by the Kingston Land Trust in collaboration with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project. We meet quarterly at hispanic restaurants in Kingston to eat a meal together and discuss local food and land initiatives.
Through the website portal, approved stewards (people seeking land) and landholders (people who own or manage land and are seeking stewards) can search for each other based on location and shared land use interests. We hope that this program will lead to the conversion of underused land into green amenities, while strengthening ties our community. Users are encouraged to contact each other to see if they are the right fit and to work out the details of a mutually beneficial land use arrangement.
Developing Our Own Community Land Trust: Affordable Homeownership on Protected Land. The Kingston Land Trust is a conservation land trust, but since we are in an urban area, we are looking to take on the new role of a Community Land Trust in order to provide permanently affordable homeownership opportunities on our land.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
The KLT has purchased 61-81 Gross Street in Kingston from Ulster Habitat for Humanity with a grant for the full purchase from the Open Space Institute. The KLT plans to use this .86 acre undeveloped wooded property as a public space that will provide amenities and respite for trail users and surrounding community.
The KLT has launched an online resource that allows residents in and around Kingston to make use of underutilized private and public land. Through the website portal, approved stewards (people seeking land) and landholders (people who own or manage land and are seeking stewards) can search for each other based on location and shared land use interests.
On Sunday April 28th (rain date May 4th) The Kingston Land Trust (KLT), TownOfUlsterCitizens.org, and Seed Song Farm are co-organizing An Earth Day Celebration (In Remembrance of Renno Budziak). The purpose of the event is to celebrate the arrival of spring as a community by engaging with land in our backyards. At noon, there will be a site dedication on KLT-protected land at 48 Buckley Street to Renno Budziak, longtime Town of Ulster resident and KLT board member.