Installed October 25, 2014
The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, working in conjunction with UlsterCorps and Volunteer New York! installed a large landscaped area, measuring over 50’long to protect Kingston Point Beach from increased coastal flooding and the impacts of climate change. Kingston Point Beach suffered large losses of sand and topsoil during Hurricane Sandy and was inundated with multiple feet of water. This project not only incorporated native plants that were designed to hold soil, these plants will provide increased wildlife habitat and beauty to a very popular recreation area in the Kingston area.
Skilled volunteers who donated their time and expertise to this project included two volunteers from our local Cornell Cooperative Extension, a landscaper, tree expert, off duty Parks and Recreation staff, and a local community college’s nature club. We had over 20 volunteers who got their hands dirty during this project!
Special thanks go to Volunteer New York! and UlsterCorps for providing the funding that enabled us to make this significant improvement at Kingston Point Beach>> Photos from the Day of Service at Kingston Point Beach
UlsterCorps is so grateful to our partners The Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, Volunteer New York!, environmental educators Steve & Julie Noble, Master Gardener Gloria Mirsky, tree expert Dave Ward of Midavies Tree Service, Herzog’s, and the amazing team of volunteers of all ages from UlsterCorps and SUNY Ulster Environmental Club for participating in the Day of Service at Kingston Point Beach. A variety of trees and native shrubs were planted Saturday October 25th, 2014 to restore, protect and beautify this wonderful park on the banks of the Hudson River.