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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:

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Check out this upcoming free community event we are supporting with @cyphculturest @cce4me_kingston and Harambee! This youth talent showcase will highlight the Pine St African Burial Ground through the theme of “Awakening Paths”. See you there!The Youth Employment Application deadline for the Pine Street Burial Ground Youth Design Project has been extended to TUESDAY10/22! --
Do you know a young person aged 14-18 who might be interested in getting paid to work on a community project?

The Kingston YMCA Farm Project is taking job applications for a new Youth Design Project Team focused on the Pine St African Burial Ground, which was just awarded funding through the City of Kingston participatory budgeting survey! This program will be working with landscape architects, historians, and the community to research and design a memorial site for a sacred space in Kingston.

We’ll be working on Tuesdays from November to March, 2:30-5:30pm (with some additional special workshop and meeting dates). Contact us or the YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County for a job description, info & applications. Completed applications should be dropped off at the YMCA.This Sunday there will be a fall gathering at the @southpinestreetfarm ! 
With support from the Kingston Land Trust and other volunteers, farmers Joel and Trish will finish some light winter prep work and host a community lunch around noon. (Bring a dish if you'd like!) The South Pine Street Farm is a small urban farm on land owned by Binnewater Ice Company and matched with local farmers through the Land Matching Portal of the Kingston Land Trust. You can learn more about the Land Matching Portal at have SO many people to thank for the Block Party! So first up, our partners! They came with space, information, activities, smiles and fun! Give them a follow because they sure do deserve it! @livewellkingston @bikefriendlykingston @ymca_of_kingston_and_ulster_co @wallkillvalleylandtrust @wallkillvalleyrailtrail @woodstock_land_conservancy @hvbees @kingstonfoodcoop @broadway_arts @theideagarden @kingstongreenline  @bank_rondout @bennys_tropical_iceKingston Land Trust with our friends from @radiokingstonny and the @yfarmkingston at Kingston’s Global Climate Strike demonstration! Land for all, all for land!Another 9/21 activity tent/partner at our Block Party is @theideagarden! Located on Broadway they are incredible space offering an open environment for art, community discussions and meetings! And, at our event they will help you craft something fun!The 9/21 Block Party is going to have a bunch of fun activities! Our friends at @hvbees (Hudson Valley Bee Habitat) will beee helping us in that fun... you will be able to help build a bee 🐝 habitat! Join us 9/21 on the @kingstongreenline! Details via link in bio!We did it! Along with the City of Kingston and countless other partners the KPRT Phase 1 of the @kingstongreenline is open! Take a quick walk to lunch, a bike across town or a longer walk from midtown to Kingston Point! We’re excited to see all the ways that you access the trail and the opportunity it provides to the community. Tag us on your adventures!Thank you to our new thought partners, Quiser, B9, and Brandon who have been sharing their ideas and feedback with the KLT on Greenline and recreational space improvements, public art, and the future interpretive center at the Pine St. African Burial Ground! They performed in their hip hop group, Cyph Culture, at Harambee’s African-African American Festival of which we were a proud sponsor.Congratulations to Harambee for founding the first African-American Festival in our city! It was an incredibly powerful, joyous and monumental event. We were proud to participate by representing our joint project, the Pine Street African Burial Ground, along with our collaborator, @scenichudson .

Vote and/or donate to restore the burial ground here: SUNDAY 8/25! Join us for Kingston's 1st Annual African-American Festival and Parade. As proud sponsors of this event, we'll be marching in the parade starting at Kingston High School at noon and ending at the Strand in the Rondout. Then we will be tabling at the festival to celebrate Kingston's rich African-American history and the successful protection of the Pine Street African Burial Ground!Gross Street Volunteer Work Day is underway! You can join us all day! Event details in profile. #volunteersrockJoin us tomorrow for the Gross Street property work day! We are meeting in the JFK elementary parking lot at 10am. Work day is 10am - 5pm, but join in when you can! (Link in profile with more information!)Our friends @woodstock_land_conservancy are the next to commit to be a table at our 9/21 Block Party! We share so many great projects that will connect to theirs and we appreciate their continued support! Give them a follow!Our buddies at @wallkillvalleylandtrust are the first confirmed “friend” table at the 9/21 #greenlineblockparty - they are excited to share what they are up to, and how the connections to their @wallkillvalleyrailtrail and our @kingstongreenline is connected now and the plans for the future!Calling all food trucks! Want to participate in our 9/21 event? Email Sarah at or private message us here!Join us tonight for our monthly trail monitoring walk on the Kingston Greenline. Trail Rangers walk different sections of the system to observe and record trail conditions and management needs. It's a great chance to get outside and learn more about the @kingstongreenline !

Trail Rangers will meet up at We Got The Juice at 5:30pm. Check out the Facebook event for more details: out this great opportunity to learn about ticks and Lyme disease with our friends and neighbors at @villagecoffeeandgoods! contact them on Instagram or Facebook to RSVP.

Awareness around this issue is especially important to us as we work with volunteers to manage our properties and activate open spaces in Kingston and surrounding areas.  #lymeprevention #tickseason #communityworkshop #landtrust @woodstock_land_conservancy @wallkillvalleylandtrust @kingstongreenline @wallkillvalleyrailtrailKLT staff (Julia and Greg) are taking a class through @wildearthny at Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on growing unusual fruit trees to help us care for what we have planted on our land in the Town of Ulster, and so that we can develop a public orchard system and program for Kingston!After a successful first cleanup at one of the KLT's newest properties, we are asking the community's help with another cleanup to continue to pick up trash and clear brush. Join us today at 81 Gross St (just past JFK Elementary School) between 5:30 and 7:30!

Gloves will be provided. Please wear sturdy shoes and long pants. 
Be a part of this inspiring transformation of land for the public good and learn more about how we are working to activate open space in Kingston!