Posted April 20, 2010


Youth Groups and Families from Throughout Ulster County Invited to Participate In Earth Day Event in a Magnificent Waterfront Setting Along the Hudson River


Kingston, NY - Ulster County Executive Mike Hein is hosting an Earth Day event this Saturday, April 24, from 9am – 2pm at Sojourner Truth/Ulster Landing County Park, in a magnificent waterfront setting along the Hudson River, in Saugerties, New York. The County Executive will be joined by youth groups and volunteers from throughout Ulster County in cleaning up the park and light trail maintenance, in anticipation of the official seasonal opening of the park on May 22nd.

Members of the public are also invited to participate in this great event. Food and refreshments are being provided by Hannaford Supermarkets and Adam’s Fairacre Farms. Tools will be provided by the Ulster County Buildings and Grounds Department. “Sojourner Truth/Ulster County Landing Park is one of the best kept secrets in Ulster County. There is hardly a more beautiful place to be located anywhere and I urge residents and visitors alike to discover and experience this local treasure while celebrating Earth Day and preparingfor the upcoming season,” said County Executive Hein.

At the behest of County Executive Hein, the former Ulster County Landing Park was renamed Sojourner Truth/Ulster Landing County Park last year in memory of the noted abolitionist and civil rights activist, Sojourner Truth, who resided in Ulster County. The County Executive’s request was adopted by a unanimous resolution of the Ulster County Legislature. The park is located in one of the most beautiful locations in the County, along the banks of the Hudson River, and features hiking trails, a white sand beach, an observation deck, picnic benches, aboat launch and pavilion.

Starting this season, admission to the park is free.

Sojourner Truth/Ulster Landing Park is located at 916 Ulster Landing Road, Saugerties, New

York 12477. For more information, please call Amanda Lavalle, Coordinator of the Ulster County

Department of the Environment, at (845) 338-7455.