Three State Parks in the Hudson Valley added more than 260 acres of open space under $1.14 million in State funding from the Environmental Protection Fund and Hudson Highlands Conservation Act.
Fahnestock State Park in Putnam County added 150 acres, which will protect natural resources and connect the park to a local Scout reservation that has a trail open to the public. The land was acquired in partnership with the Hudson Highlands Land Trust.
Sterling Forest State Park in Orange County added 112 acres that will maintain biodiversity of the area, as well as create access to the 22,000-acre Sterling Forest State Park and to the Appalachian Trail from the western side of the park. The parcel was acquired in partnership with the Orange County Land Trust.
Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Westchester County added one acre to allow creation of a formal entry, signage and parking to Rockwood Hall, a historic and impressive riverside section of the nearly 1,800-acre preserve.
More information can be found online.
Photo of Rockefeller State Park Preserve provided by State Parks.