Monday, November 29, 2010

Application for CAC Membership

To become a voting CAC member, please fill out the Committee Application. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month in the police training room at 1 Municipal Plaza. The meetings begin at 7pm.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Environmental Changes in the Hudson Valley

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County panel discussion titled "Environmental Challenges in the Hudson Valley" 7-9 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 2 2010.

Location:   Student Lounge in Vanderlyn Hall at the SUNY Ulster campus, 491 Cottekill Road.

"Environmental Challenges in the Hudson Valley" will include the following topics:
·  "Major Environmental Threats to Communities in Our Region," with William Janeway, regional director of the state Department of Environmental Conservation
·  "Community Preparedness for Emerald Ash Borer and Other Pesky Invasives," with Teresa Rusinek, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County educator
·  "Changing the Urban Environment for Healthier Living," with Steve Noble, City of Kingston environmental educator
·  "Hudson River Changes and Opportunities," with Nordica Holochuck, Hudson River estuary specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's New York Sea Grant program.

The presentation is free and open to the public.  RSVP by calling Dona Crawford at 340-3990.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Scrap Metal Recycling

A.W. Scrap Processors is the place for recycling metals near Beacon. A.W. Scrap is three miles north of I-84, at 1980 Rt. 9D in Wappingers Falls. This facility buys copper, brass, aluminum, steel, iron, junk cars, car batteries, radiators, appliances and more. Call 845-831-1759 for more information.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mail N Ship Plus Recycles!

In addition to shipping and printing services, Mail N Ship Plus recycles printer cartridges and reuses cellphones. The cellphones are donated to a domestic violence program so victims can make emergency phone calls.

All packing peanuts used in shipping services have been donated. So if you have styrofoam or cornstarch peanuts you don't need, take them to Mail N Ship Plus.

Mail N Ship Plus
323 Main Street

November Meeting

The next meeting is Tuesday, November 23th, 2010. We will meet in the police training room at the Municipal Center at 7pm.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Conference on Water Resources and the Regional Economy

Mon., Dec. 13, CONFERENCE ON WATER RESOURCES AND THE REGIONAL ECONOMY hosted by NYS DEC and the Hudson River Estuary Program, in partnership with the SUNY New Paltz Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance. Confirmed Speakers include Maurice Hinchey, EPA Reg. 2 Administrator Judith Enck, and DEC Asst. Commissioner for Water Resources, James Tierney. Audience: Municipal staff, engineers, planners, environmental groups, and volunteers involved in green infrastructure and low impact development planning projects. , put “Water Conference” in the subject line. At SUNY New Paltz, Student Union Building, Multi-Purpose Room

Thursday, November 4, 2010 launches new environmental series

Three major environmental organizations in the Hudson Valley have teamed up 
with to provide a weekly Internet Radio report on major issues 
affecting the region.

The program, which is accessible by clicking on “Your Environment” on the 
front page of, features an on-demand audio report in 
a rotating basis from Paul Gallay, executive Director of Riverkeeper; 
Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson; and Jeff Rumpf, executive director 
of Clearwater.

The reports will be updated each Friday morning, are available 24/7,
 and, like everything on MidHudsonNews.Com, may be accessed free of charge.


Tues., Nov. 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., SUSTAINABLE RESTORATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon.  For more information visit:, Nov.17,  Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee (HREMAC) meeting:  Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, for more information, contact; , include HREMAC in the subject line. 

Composting 101

Sat., Nov.13, 10 a.m.  COMPOSTING 101 PROGRAM.  Demonstration on how to create valuable, high-quality compost by using your yard and food waste. Learn methods of containment, processing, and best practices. Enroll in the waste reduction project to receive a free composter and training for measuring your composted waste. Forsyth Nature Center in Kingston, Contact: (845) 481-7336 or


Sat., Nov. 6, 8:30 am – 2:00 p.m., CONFERENCE ON THE DUTCHESS COUNTY NATURAL RESOURCE INVENTORY at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. Local experts will present scientific information from the updated "Natural Resource Inventory" and discuss how it can be used by elected/appointed officials, educators, and the public to improve their knowledge of the county's natural resources and inform planning. $10 registration fee covers lunch.  (845) 677-8223 ext. 153

Monday, November 1, 2010

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal -November

The next day to dispose of household hazardous waste is November 6, 2010, at the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency, 96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie. Registration and a $5 pre-registration fee are required. For more information, including a complete list of acceptable items, call 845-463-6020 or check This is the last disposal day scheduled for 2010.

Medication Disposal - November

The next day to dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication is November 13, 2010, at the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency, 96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie. Unused or expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medication, pills, ointments, lotions, and liquids are accepted in their original packaging. Pet medication is also accepted. Registration is required. For specific instructions, call 845-462-6090. This is the last scheduled disposal day for 2010.