Saturday, July 4, 2009

Greenway Grant for Riverfront Park New sites, grants for Hudson River Greenway Water Trail
The Hudson River Valley Greenway announced the designation of two sites and the award of three grants to expand and improve the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail at a recent Greenway Board meeting.
Webcast - meeting of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council. Choose the June 10, 2009 meeting, and click the heading "Greenway Water Trail Grants" to skip to the 75 min. mark:
"While we may be limited in terms of funding, we never miss an opportunity to make an impact... The next one is a re-scope of a grant to the City of Rensselaer. This grant will allow them to, well, will help them defray the cost of constructing a public bathroom along the waterfront; certainly an important amenity for any water trail site."
Greenway Water Trail Grants
Town of Coeymans, Albany County - $11,750
Town of Halfmoon, Saratoga County - $35,000
Re-scope-Rensselaer Riverfront Park - $6,475
Discretionary Award, OPRHP Peebles Island State Park:
Emergency public access dock repair - $1,584
The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail
On Earth Day 2001, the Greenway was awarded $1 million to establish a Hudson River Greenway Water Trail (HRGWT) stretching from the Adirondack Park in the Town of Hadley, Saratoga County, to Battery Park in Manhattan. The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail allows those with small boats to intimately explore the Hudson River’s natural and cultural wonders... While open to all boaters, the water trail is being designed and built for ... kayakers and canoeists.
The Great Champlain-Hudson Paddle 2009
The Great Champlain-Hudson Paddle is a fifteen day, 195 mile kayaking and camping trip from Fort Edward to Manhattan along ... the historic Hudson River.... The event is scheduled for August 3 to August 17, 2009.

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