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15 Railroad Ave, Suite 102
Kingston, NY 12401

Office open weekdays, generally 10am - 5pm.

Staff can be reached outside of these hours by email.

PO Box 2701
Kingston, NY 12402

Office phone 845/877-LAND (5263)

General inquiries(voicemails forward to this address):


Julia Farr, Executive Director:

Ted Griese, Operations Manager:

Greg Shaheen, Conservation Coordinator:

Shaniqua Bowden, Outreach Coordinator:


Board Chairperson:

Sarah Brainard:

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BIG NEWS on our effort to protect the Pine St. Burial Grohnd! Thanks to a $40K contribution from @scenichudson and $10K from the Old Dutch Church, we have now raised $122K of our $200K goal. Plus, we got an extension into May from the bank, so we have time to raise the remaining $78K! 
Join in by donating at Midtown Linear Park will be a pedestrian and bicycle path along the former rail corridor between Kingston Plaza and Cornell Street. The project builds upon the County's efforts to develop an interconnected rail trail system throughout Ulster County and is also an segment of the Kingston Greenline! The @kingstonlandtrust will be available to provide interpretation between English and Spanish at this event

Want to learn more? Come the Ulster County Planning Department's public informational meeting about the project on Wednesday 3/20 7-9pm at the Restorative Justice and Community Empowerment Center (733 Broadway).The Anchor has generously agreed to make the Pine Street African Burial Ground the cause for their "Community Sunday" at the end of March. This means that a portion of proceeds from the entire day will be donated to the Kingston Land Trust for purposes of protecting this sacred site!

Staff and volunteers of the Kingston Land Trust and Harambee Kingston NY will be tabling at the Anchor between 4 and 6pm to provide information and materials about the project. Join us to learn more and donate.

This event is a great stop on the way home from the Kingston Women’s Bike Festival - Festival de Kingston para Mujer, which ends at 4pm!

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#saveafricanburialground #savetheburialgroundIt was wonderful and inspiring to see so many people interested in urban agriculture in Kingston at Comida y tierra this week (link for document with opportunities in comments). The next Comida y tierra will be at the end of May (every three months)! // Nos dio mucha alegría e inspiración ver tanta gente interesada en agricultura urbana en Kingston en Comida y tierra esta semana (link para document con oportunidades en comentarios). La siguiente Comda y tierra va a ser a finales de Mayo (cada tres meses)!This past weekend we tapped maple trees on @kingstonlandtrust land along the @kingstongreenline with youth from the Iglesia Amigos church on Murray St. Thanks to Creek Iverson of @seedsong farm, FreedomWalker Dickerson, Aileah Kvashay, and Willoughby Lydia for leading this awesome project that allows us to connect with the sweetness of nature in the winter.  Ulster County Habitat for Humanity also supported this activity. 
Come warm yourself around a sap-boiling fire and taste syrup from Kingston maple trees at the Maple Moon Family Celebration and Pancake Lunch at Seedsong Farm next Saturday March 9th from 11-3 in to @wamcradio Northeast Report at 3:30pm today for the first of a two part story on our efforts to protect the Pine Street African Burial Ground!

Visit to learn more and donate. Thank you to those who have already shown their support!

Pictured here are Julia Farr and Tyrone Wilson, Executive Directors of the KLT and Harambee (respectively) at Black Voices Matter, a @tmiproject event held earlier this month.Prepárense para una cena de Comida y tierra muy rica y informativa esta noche a las 6 en Mi Ranchito! Comida local, información y conversación sobre oportunidades para cultivar comida en Kingston, y un ambiente divertido!

Prepare for a delicious and informative Comida y tierra dinner tonight at 6 in Mi Ranchito! Local food, information and conversation about opportunities to grow food in Kingston, and a fun atmosphere.We are thrilled at the prospect of @scenichudson acquiring this  formerly industrial and long underutilized area along the Hudson River to open it for public use! The Kingston Land Trust looks forward to working with Scenic Hudson to support open space and recreational opportunities in Kingston, as well as the growth of the Kingston Greenline and Empire State Trail. Check out the full news release here: to the @openspaceinstitute on their recent purchase of 208 acres just 15 minutes from Kingston, which they plan on turning over to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for perpetual stewardship. This achievement in open space conservation will link two unconnected sections of the Catskill Park’s Bluestone Wild Forest! #openspace #landconservation #hiking #catskillmountains #onteoralake #bluestonewildforestJoin us today for for happy hour at @roughdraftny ! Stop by between 5 and 7 for discounted drink prices and to learn about our fundraising campaign to protect the Pine Street African Burial Ground. A portion of today's sales will be donated to this effort. 
If you can't attend today, please learn more and donate here: fundraising campaign to protect the Pine Street African Burial Ground is underway! In December the KLT and SUNY New Paltz used ground penetrating radar on a portion of the property to investigate the documented cemetery. The results of this partial survey indicate numerous graves at a depth of 1.2 meters. To learn more and donate to preserve this sacred site, check out #kingstonny #historicpreservation #landconservation #landtrust #harambee #africanburialground #forgottenhistory #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonthkingstonOver 70 people attended Saturday's Critical Community Issues event we co-hosted with Harambee at the  A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library, where we discussed our combined efforts to preserve the Pine Street African Burial Ground in Uptown Kingston. Thank you to everyone who came out to listen and share!BHMK Guide just released! Get yours today and be sure to attend our event Sunday, Feb. 17th, 3PM - 5PM. The Possibility of Land in Black Hands: Black resilience and democracy through land ownership!We'd like to thank all who joined us for office hours hosted at Peace Nation! It was a wonderful information exchange with the community.

Kingston YMCA Farm Project, Kingston Tenants Union Peace Nation CaféDon't forget to visit our friends at the Kingston YMCA Farm Project today until 6pm.  They are making wonderful use of the land by creating access to fresh vegetables all winter long!Thank you to everyone who came to our Open House Gather event on Friday! It was a great opportunity to honor the hard work and commitment of our Community Design Work Group while celebrating our many accomplishments of 2018. There is so much to look forward to in the new year!

A special thanks to our event sponsors: @great_life_brewing  @kingstonwineco  @turnupthebeetjuice  @breadalonebakery  @sushi_yasuda  @tubbyskingstonBlue skies and brisk air made for a great December weekend walk! Some of the Kingston Land Trust board members and friends along the future Kingston Point Rail Trail & Hasbrouck Delaware Parklet. Check back for more updates and construction continues on the future @kingstongreenlineThe Kingston Land Trust was inspired by the show of community support at this year's #madeinkingston . It was a great opportunity to discuss how the arts can enhance our projects and initiatives, especially the @kingstongreenline . We'd like to extend a very special thank you to all who found it in their hearts to make a donation to our organization!There are so many exciting things happening on the Ulster & Delaware Corridor! Check out this video from Office of the Ulster County Executive to learn about how Ulster County is working to activate and preserve this historic transportation route. Featuring the Kingston Land Trust's Outreach Coordinator Shaniqua Bowden speaking as a resident of Midtown Kingston! #ulstercounty #railtrail #ashokanrailtrail #u&d #ulster&delaware #midtownlinearpark #kingstongreenline #railbikes #touristrailroad