Mission: Conserving open space including scenic areas and historic sites
Programs: Urban agriculture programs in kingston, ny promoting community based farming through education and technical support through research and policy development; projects include s. Pine st urban farm, dig kids urban farming program, city hall victory garden & city gardens and senate house historic site garden
kingston rail trail projects including planning, development, utilization, development, maintainance of rail trails and non motorized linkages to benefit the kingston ny area with a network of trails, bike paths and complete streets with a midtown kingston hub; land trust alliance and park & trails ny have supported this project.
african american history projects uphold the integrity, accomplishments and contributions by african americans to history of kingston, ny through research, documentation, preserving and desseminating information.
fourth accomplishment - yoga in the park - free yoga classes in the kingston, ny parks on weekends to encourage citizens to use the park system and to promote healthy lifestyles in partnerships with local yaga studios and kingston parks and rec dept. Fifth accomplishment - movies under the stars - planning and development of 2012 eight week movie series in kingston, ny in partnership with kingston parks and rec dept. Sixth accomplishment - land programs - holding and maintaining a wetland parcel on esopus creek in the city of kingston, ny and yoemans st open space site with historic resources including a tunnel to a historic mine in proximity to a known revolutionary war site in kingston, ny; planning for purchase of wetland and floodplain parcels in adjoining towns of ulster, ny and hurley, ny.
Kingston Land Trust is special. It is an urban land trust in a Mid-Hudson city that is seeing a great resurgence thanks to its environmental setting, affordability for artists, and innovative entrepreneurs who are moving here at a pace. What do we focus on? Urban agriculture, rail trails, parkland conservation... the good stuff.