WINNAKEE-DUTCHESS TRAILS ROUNDTABLE

Trails, Connections, Community

The Winnakee-Dutchess Trails Roundtable brings together stakeholders to foster trail development on a local and regional scale through networking, information sharing, and enhancing access to financial resources and technical assistance.

Quarterly meetings via Zoom promote trail development and connections across the county. The meetings serve as a regular forum for cross-municipal coordination, access to services and expertise, and supporting complementary projects. In response to a groundswell of interest expressed at the 2015 Dutchess County Trails Conference, the Roundtable was organized by Winnakee Land Trust and its Steering Committee partners including Dutchess County Government, the National Park Service, the Towns of Hyde Park and Red Hook, the NY/NJ Trail Conference, and the Hudson River Valley Greenway.

Whether you want to propose a short walking trail to your local school or park, or are already well at work establishing regional trails, there is a place for you at the table.  For more information email contact@winnakee.org.

SAVE-THE-DATE
Next Winnakee-Dutchess Trails Roundtable
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 @1pm

WINNAKEE-DUTCHESS TRAILS ROUNDTABLE: July 19, 2022

Agenda

Introduction & Meeting Guidelines

“Community Connections: Growing Greenways in Orange, Sullivan & Ulster Counties” – Peter Karis, VP for Parks and Stewardship, Open Space Institute

Regional Trail Updates:

• Dutchess County Urban Trail – Emily Dozier (DC Transportation Council)
• Red Hook Sawkill Trails – Warren Rosenthal (Winnakee)
• AT Vista update – Ron Rosen (NY-NJTC & ATC) • Hoyt House bridge restoration project – Kitty McCullough (Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance)
• U&D Highmount Trail – Kevin Smith (Ulster County Trails Advis Cmte) • Hudson River Greenway updates – Beth Campochiaro (HRVG)
• NYS Parks – Trails Updates – Chris Morris (NYS-OPRHP)
•Other BRIEF updates – from your community

WINNAKEE - DUTCHESS TRAILS ROUNDTABLE: APRIL 19, 2022

Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Trails and Tourism: Dutchess County & Statewide Perspectives with Melaine Rottkamp, President & CEO, Dutchess Tourism
  • Local Reports:
    • Winnakee 1st Annual Trail Counts
    • Poughkeepsie Urban Trail
    • Dutchess County Parks & Trails Website, 2020-2022
    • Harlem Valley Rail Trail

WINNAKEE-DUTCHESS TRAILS ROUNDTABLE: January 18, 2022

Agenda:

Featured programs:

  • Dutchess County Urban Trail with Matt Dutcavich, DCDPW and Emily Dozier, DCTC.
  • Scenic Hudson’s Truss Bridge Initiative & Dutchess County Trails with Jeff Anzevino &

Followed by Committee Regional Trail Update

WINNAKEE-DUTCHESS TRAILS ROUNDTABLE: Sept 21, 2021

Agenda

Featured programs: The Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail with Amy Kacala, Executive Director of Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, Inc. & Beacon Hudson River Trail with Thomas Wright, Chair Beacon Greenway Committee

Committee Regional Trail updates:

  • Designated Greenway Trails, and Greenway Community Grant Opportunities – Beth Campochiaro, HRVG
  • Wallkill Valley Rail Trail – Cara Gentry, Wallkill Valley Land Trust
  • Winnakee Sawkill Trail System – Warren Rosenthal, Winnakee Land Trust
  • Dutchess County Urban Trail – Emily Dozier, Dutchess County Transp. Council
  • Harlem Valley Rail Trail – Dick Hermans, HVRTA
  • Hyde Park Trail – Rob Pollard, Hyde Park Recreation

WINNAKEE-DUTCHESS TRAILS ROUNDTABLE: May 25, 2021

“Until 2020, we never fully understood just how critical parks and trails are to the health and wellbeing of our County’s residents. The enormous popularity of our trails during the global pandemic has provided clear proof. Our shared-use community trails are a unique blend of public health and transportation infrastructure: close-to-home places where we can run, roll, stroll, sit in nature, sightsee or even commute. Our trails weave through our communities and unify them. They support businesses, connect us to each other, and they connect us to the natural beauty that surrounds us.”

Agenda:

  • Welcome & Meeting Guidelines
  • Ulster County 2020 State of the Trails Report – Kevin Smith, Chair Ulster County Trails Alliance; Chair Woodstock Land Conservancy w/ Karl Beard, Trail Planner & Retired NPS, Rivers
  • Q&A and Discussion
  • Dutchess County Parks & Trails Website App – Dutchess County Healthy Communities Trails Maps – Devin Rigolino, Sr. GIS Project Coordinator, Dutchess County Planning
  • Q&A and Discussion
  • Regional Trail Updates
    • The Urban Trail – Matt Dutcavich, P.E., Assistant Civil Engineer II, Dutchess County Dept. of Public Works – Engineering Division

WINNAKEE-DUTCHESS TRAILS ROUNDTABLE: February 25, 2021

Agenda:

  • Welcome and Introductions – Moderator Kathleen Davis, Winnakee
  • Empire State Trail Overview in Dutchess & Ulster Counties – Andy Beers, EST Director
  • Ulster County 2020 State of the Trails Report – Karl Beard
  • Harlem Valley Rail Trail Update – Emily Dozier (DC Transportation Council) and Dick Hermans
  • CSX Corridor Urban Trail – Emily Dozier and Zoraida Lopez-Diago (Scenic Hudson)
  • New Winnakee Trails – Warren Rosenthal (Winnakee)

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