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    The Second Dutchess County Trails Roundtable Meeting

    Meeting will focus on Countywide Trail Event Promotion for National Trails Day On Thursday, March 17th, 2016, Winnakee land Trust will host the second Dutchess County Trails Roundtable. The meeting will be held from 4 pm to 5:30… Read More

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    Join our Scenic Resources Mapping Project!

    Do you enjoy hiking? Are you interested in photography? We need YOUR HELP! With the support of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, Winnakee is teaming up with the Department of Environmental Conservation to map scenic views across northern Dutchess… Read More

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    The Garden Trail is ready for Winter!

    Winnakee staff, Vice President of the Board, and volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 128 got together on Saturday, November 21st to clean-up the Garden Trail easement owned by Winnakee. The group worked for nearly four hours cutting, pulling, and raking… Read More

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    Winnakee is seeking a Development and Operations Manager

    Land Trust Development and Operations Manager  Position reports to the Executive Director and is supported by a Development Assistant. Responsibilities include: planning and executing fundraising and public-awareness events; overseeing general membership development, including mailings, events, social media, and… Read More

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    Habitat build with Cub Scout Pack 122

    On November 3rd, Winnakee met with Cub Scout Troop 122 to build brush pile habitats at Winnakee Nature Preserve! The Scouts built 13 habitats overall as part of an effort to earn their Conservation Award badge. The habitats… Read More

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    New Trail Easement for Winnakee

    In early September 2015, Winnakee Land Trust signed a trail easement with River Ridge, a new townhome community in Hyde Park, NY. The ink was barely dry when members from the Ralph’s Peak Hikers’ Volunteer Club led by… Read More

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    Riverside Trail Opens With Help From Winnakee

    On the morning of Friday October 23rd, 2015 community members gathered at Mills-Norrie State Park Staatsburg, NY to witness a ribbon cutting for a new section of the Hudson River Greenway Trail. The new trail traverses south approximately… Read More

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    Winnakee is a proud member of Land Trust Alliance. Our accreditation is a mark of distinction, showing that Winnakee meets high standards for land conservation.  Accredited land trusts range from all-volunteer organizations to national groups and protect more… Read More

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    Winnakee Awarded Two Grants From Land Trust Alliance

    The Winnakee Land Trust has been awarded two grants from the Land Trust Alliance (LTA), through its Conservation Partnership Program funded by New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund. This unique program is a model nationwide for leveraging public… Read More

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    Protected Farm in the Town of Clinton

    Many Hudson Valley residents have become familiar with the slogan, “No farms, no food” and although it seems like an obvious proclamation, our country continues to lose an estimated 50 acres of farmland every hour to industrial development…. Read More