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Irvington Woods Honored for its Old Growth

Earlier this month, the Village of Irvington was welcomed into another prestigious environmental club when it was admitted into the national Old-Growth Forest Network. In presenting the Certificate of Recognition, the organization’s Northeast Regional manager,... More »

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Irvington Asks For—And Gets—Not-So-Good News On Climate Change

By Jeff Wilson– In the 16 months since Charlotte Binns was named Irvington’s first Sustainability Director, the village has upped its game in keeping environmental issues in the forefront of its public policies. On the first Wednesday of every month, the Irvin... More »

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Golden Record Re-spin

GOLDEN RECORD RE-SPIN: Instructions and a map for life unexpected By Krista Madsen– For Valentine’s Day, I wrote about the love story underneath the making of the Golden Record hurtling through outer space since 1977. Now in honor of National Space Day (Saturd... More »

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Rivertowns Students Crush Earth Month

By Kris DiLorenzo– Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, and Ardsley — All over the world, young people are leading the fight against climate change. Sweden’s Greta Thunberg may be the most famous representative of this movement, but Rivertowns students of all ages... More »

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Earth Day Is Coming—And the Rivertowns are Ready

By Jeff Wilson– Earth Day itself is on Monday, April 22, but the environmentally committed residents of the rivertowns have joined with other Westchester municipalities in planning for and hosting green-oriented events on both sides of the day to help heal a w... More »

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Westchester Land Trust Awarded $100,000 Grant to Save Our Forests

We’ve got great news for the health of our local forests! An anonymous donor granted $100,000 to Westchester Land Trust to support efforts to improve forest health and combat the many challenges threatening trees across the region. This transformative project ... More »

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Umbraphile

UMBRAPHILE: Lover of space | chaser of shadow By Krista Madsen– “BECAUSE THEY ARE HARD” We really need a Moon Moment. President John F. Kennedy had a dream that he first delivered in an address to a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961: I believe that thi... More »

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Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Gear up for Earth Month in April

With the theme “Plastic or Planet”, Earth Month 10591 Releases April Event Lineup The Environmental Councils of the Villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown have joined forces for an Earth Month event series that urges residents to rethink buying anything made ... More »

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In Irvington, Citizens Rise Up Against a Burgeoning Deer Population

By Jeff Wilson– Across the rivertowns, war between residents and a proliferating deer population may be imminent. The latest indicator is in Irvington where local, vocal citizens packed a special March 21 meeting, called by the village’s Board of Trustees, to ... More »

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Land Trust Solicits Grant Applications

The Greater Irvington Land Trust (GILT) is soliciting applications for up to three financial grants available to residents, including students, with proposals for community-based projects “that support the preservation and protection of open space and promote ... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Resident Named to Land Trust Board

By Rick Pezzullo— A Sleepy Hollow resident was recently named a new board member of the nonprofit land conservation organization Westchester Land Trust. David Michael, a sonic ecological artist and a technology professional in the cryptocurrency sector, was on... More »

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Tarrytown Approves 7.8% Water Rate Increase

By Rick Pezzullo— The Tarrytown Board of Trustees this week approved a 7.8% increase for water rates, along with a rental fee for water meters. During the Jan. 16 board meeting, Village Administrator Richard Slingerland explained the village has not raised wat... More »

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Barge Ban in Hudson Hailed by Community Leaders

By Rick Pezzullo— The U.S. Coast Guard’s decision this week not to allow barges to anchor anywhere north of the Governor M. Cuomo Bridge is being widely applauded by elected and environmental leaders. The Coast Guard was looking at redefining the Port of New Y... More »

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Irvington Resident Wins Book Award

The Council of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has voted to award Irvington resident Eugene Linden The Louis J. Battan Author’s Award – Adult.  The title of the book is Fire and Flood: A People’s History of Climate Change, from 1979 to the Present. F... More »

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TEAC Kayak to Nyack (and Back)

The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council (TEAC) is organizing a Kayaking event on Sep 17th as part of the annual Hudson River Ramble. This crossing will take approximately 1-1/2 hours in each direction and will include a 20-minute break on the Nyack shorel... More »

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State Asked to Study Wastewater Procedures at Indian Pt.

By Rick Pezzullo With Gov. Kathy Hochul signing into law a bill that prohibits the dumping of radioactive waste into the Hudson River, environmental groups and elected officials are turning their attention to the possible harmful effects of the toxic discharge... More »

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The Greening

THE GREENING: The second installment of a color trilogy By Krista Madsen– I played with shades of blue in my water trilogy, now I’d like to launch a trilogy about color itself. Part 2: Green. Green is the predominant color of my sliver of land upstate, for the... More »

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