Contact the Kingston Land Trust

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Office:
15 Railroad Ave, Suite 102
Kingston, NY 12401

Office open weekdays, generally 10am - 5pm.

Staff can be reached outside of these hours by email.

Mailing:
PO Box 2701
Kingston, NY 12402

Office phone 845/877-LAND (5263)

General inquiries(voicemails forward to this address): office@kingstonlandtrust.org

Staff:

Julia Farr, Executive Director: julia@kingstonlandtrust.org

Ted Griese, Operations Manager: ted@kingstonlandtrust.org

Greg Shaheen, Conservation Coordinator: greg@kingstonlandtrust.org

Shaniqua Bowden, Outreach Coordinator: shaniqua@kingstonlandtrust.org

 

Board Chairperson:

Sarah Brainard: sarah@kingstonlandtrust.org

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Sunday will be a day of remembering those who have graced this land and celebrating the spring and the wonders that it brings.  Please join us for the first-ever dedication of a KLT property this Sunday at noon, and for the Earth Day celebration that will follow from 1-4pm. Enjoy the beautiful land just off Ulster Ave. 
Thanks to Nora Budziak for her generous donation of these two weeping cherry trees to be planted in honor of her late husband and beloved KLT board member and volunteer Renno Budziak. 
Follow the link for event details and to let us know you'll be joining us! https://www.facebook.com/events/276357599954470/We are thrilled to announce that we have protected a tract of wooded land along the Kingston Greenline! 
This new acquisition is the largest and most accessible property in our portfolio of protected land in Kingston, and we invite you all to come get to know it at our clean up on Saturday, May 11th from 2-3:30pm. For event details visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/419265415301069/?ti=icl

We are grateful to the @openspaceinstitute for granting us the funds for the purchase of this land from @ulsterhabitat, and to Ulster Habitat for putting this land in our hands.

Check out our news post to find out more: https://kingstonlandtrust.org/news/klt-purchases-rondout-wooded-property-grant-osiLooking for a fun way to support the Kingston community on Earth Day? The Kingston Land Trust is having a Happy Hour Fundraiser for the landscape implementation of the Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet at Rough Draft Bar & Books! KLT staff and volunteers will be hosting an informational table and taking donations from 4 to 7pm on Monday.

If you can't make happy hour, Rough Draft is donating a portion of the entire day's profits to the The Kingston Land Trust for this project, so stop by for your morning coffee or to pick up that book you've been meaning to buy!

See the event details at https://www.facebook.com/events/376244499894177/?ti=iaAnnouncing KLT's new Land Matching Portal: Have extra land to share? List it here! In search of land to use in your neigborhood? Find it here!

This free portal allows stewards and landholders to connect with each other to discuss the possibility of a no-cost mutually beneficial land use arrangement. 
Check it out here: https://kingstonlandtrust.org/initiatives/land-matching

#findyourlamdmatch #landmatching #urbanagriculture #communityconservation #kingstonny #hudsonvalleyKLT Conservation Coordinator Greg Shaheen had a great time tabling at the first annual "Homosteading Expo", a fair showcasing LGBTQ vendors and experts in sustainability, back to the land skills and crafts at the @lgbtqcenter. Land for all, all for land!KLT Operations Manager Ted Griese holding down our table at the Kingston Women's Bike Fest today at the Everette Hodge Community Center. We're talking trails, outdoor cycling opportunities, and the @kingstongreenline with our partners at the @wallkillvalleylandtrust !Do you like burgers, beer, and righting historical wrongs? Then come to The Anchor this Sunday, 3/31, where a portion of the entire day's proceeds will be donated to protect the Pine Street African Burial Ground! KLT and Harambee staff and volunteers will be tabling 4-6pm to answer questions and take donations for the project. This is a great stop on the way home from the Women's Bike Fest, taking place at the Everette Hodge Center on Broadway from 10am to 4pm. See you Sunday!  To find out more and donate to support this project, visit kingstonlandtrust.org/pine-st-african-burial-ground-protectionBIG 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 https://donorbox.org/protect-pine-street-african-burial-groundThe 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!

To learn more about the Pine Street African Burial Ground, visit: kingstonlandtrust.org/initiatives/pine-st-african-burial-ground-protection

To donate: donorbox.org/protect-pine-street-african-burial-groundTogether we can bring history to light. Learn more and contribute at donorbox.org/protect-pine-street-african-burial-ground
#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 https://www.facebook.com/events/292782871392986/Tune 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 https://donorbox.org/protect-pine-street-african-burial-ground 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: https://tinyurl.com/y5ldpvyyCongratulations 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: donorbox.org/protect-pine-street-african-burial-groundOur 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 kingstonlandtrust.org #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!