FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2019
POINT RAIL TRAIL CLEAN-UP
Wanted on June 1, 2019
KINGSTON, NY – The City of
Kingston and the Kingston Land Trust will host a site clean-up for the Kingston
Point Rail Trail (KPRT) on Saturday, June 1, from 9:30am-12:30pm. The clean-up
will prepare the trail for opening by removing debris from the banks of the
pathway, primarily in the areas behind Rondout Savings Bank and on the stretch
between Rondout Gardens and Delaware Avenue.
Volunteers will gather at the
Jansen Avenue Trailhead behind the Walgreens on Broadway at 9:30am and will
traverse the trail picking up trash and recyclables to beautify the path and
prepare it for opening. Volunteers will be provided with trash bags but are
encouraged to bring gloves and wheelbarrows. Parking is available at the
Rondout Savings Employee Parking Lot on E. Chester Street for the Saturday
event. The City’s Department of Public Works will pick up and dispose of all
refuse found along the trail.
“We are so excited to open the
trail this summer, and beforehand to get rid of decades of trash on this
abandoned rail corridor,” said Mayor Noble. “Thank you in advance to all the
volunteers who come out and help us make the trail look beautiful for its
“This is a great way for folks
to get a sneak peek at the KPRT, and to help prepare it for the rest of the
community to use for transportation and play,” said Kristen Wilson, Director of
Grants Management. “This stretch of land has been abandoned for some time, and
it is so exciting that it will be open for public use in the near future.
I hope everyone who’s interested in this project will come out and lend a
"As well as providing a
place to play and exercise, the KPRT is a key section of the Kingston Greenline
that will give all of our residents and visitors a safe transportation corridor
where they can enjoy nature within our city. We are thankful for all of the
time committed to the development of this trail by volunteers, neighbors and
municipalities and we are excited to co-host this clean up to prepare it for
public use” says Sarah Brainard, Board Chair of the Kingston Land Trust.
The Kingston Point Rail Trail,
which has recently been paved, is not yet open to the public, as it is an
active construction site. Work is still being done, which includes completing
the trailheads, and installing furniture, landscape plantings, electrical
connections, fencing and crossings. Visitors should not yet be utilizing the
trail. The grand opening will be held this summer.
The rain date for this event
is Sunday, June 9, 2019.
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