Current News of the Palisades Parks System
Newburgh's Not-For-Profits Wanted For Volunteer Fair
March 15, 2018
Newburgh’s not-for-profit organizations are invited to participate in the 8th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, April 28th, 11 AM until 3 PM.

Purchase a Season Pass & Support the Conservancy!
March 2, 2018
The Conservancy is proud to announce a new partnership with the Tallman Beach & Pool Club! Starting now, use the promo code PPC2018 when you purchase a season pass and the Conservancy will receive 10% as a donation!

Heating This Season Can Warm Hearts at the Parks
February 7, 2018
Palisades Parks Conservancy is excited to be a new beneficiary of Charity Oil! For every gallon that is purchased through Charity Oil for your business or home, you can choose a charity to benefit. We hope you will choose us for the 5 cent per gallon donation, supporting your local Palisades parks and historic sites in NY and NJ.

Dawn Elliott is the 2018 Martha Washington Woman of History
February 5, 2018
Historic interpreter, reenactor, preservationist, educator and researcher Dawn Elliott is this year’s recipient of the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site each year to a woman who has made a contribution to the history of the Hudson Valley through education, promotion, or preservation. The honor was inspired by Martha Washington, an outstanding woman in history who resided in the Hudson Valley with her husband, General George Washington, during the last days of the Revolutionary War.

Newly Discovered Painting Shows Washingtons Wartime Tent
December 5, 2017
The Museum of the American Revolution has found one incredible piece! This shows Verplank Point, the sister peninsula to the Stony Point battlefield across the Hudson, during the September 1782 Grand Encampment. The image was created by Pierre L'Enfant, the French-born engineer best known for laying out the nation's capital.

The Jolly Rovers Latest Trail Building Accomplishment
October 23, 2017
The action packed Jolly Rovers are back! This time they tackle the boulder fields of Minnewaska State Park's Stony Kill Falls. What will they create amidst this landscape of stone and water? Find out in this video that celebrates our volunteers latest accomplishments in trail building. Thank you again Jolly Rovers crew for all your dedication and hard work!

The Conservancy Welcomes First Executive Director
August 8, 2017
The Palisades Parks Conservancy is excited to announce that Heather Loebner has been appointed as its first Executive Director. Heather will lead fundraising, education, and program efforts while expanding the organization’s role as non-profit partner to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

Scouts Complete Eagle Project in NJ
June 20, 2017
A group of Scouts from Troop 226 worked with Aaron Kazer to complete his Eagle Project in the New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park.

Doodletown Publication Back By Popular Demand!
June 6, 2017
After a many year hiatus, the book Doodletown: Hiking Through History in a Vanished Hamlet on the Hudson, is now again available to the public! Author and former Doodletown resident, Elizabeth "Perk" Stalter recently visited Fort Montgomery for a booksigning and talk about this fascinating, vanished hamlet that continues to intrigue hikers and historians, alike.

PIPC Publications Available at the Park Visitior Center
May 14, 2017
The Park Visitor Center (845) 786-5003 stocks the following PIPC Press books and others that are guaranteed to answer your questions about our parks and historic sites, the Hudson River Valley and surrounding areas, the trail you thought you were on, and if a bear really does use the woods.

OSI Acquires Addition to Minnewaska State Park
November 30, 2016
The Open Space Institute has announced its acquisition of a 651-acre addition to the Sam's Point region of Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

Harriman's Outdoor Center Gets $2M Upgrade
July 7, 2016
After a $2 million renovation, the Appalachian Mountain Club will officially open its AMC Harriman Outdoor Center to guests beginning July 4.

Audubon Designates Two Local Forests As Bird Havens
June 10, 2016
The Black Rock and Schunnemunk forests have been designated as an important bird area (IBA) by Audubon New York.

Conservancy Awarded USFWS Grant
March 7, 2016
We just received news that the Conservancy was awarded a two-year grant in the amount of $67,334 from the US Fish & Wildlife Service through its North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program.

Palisades Protected
June 24, 2015
Thanks to the efforts of many, the Palisades have once again been saved from unnecessary development. On June 23rd, the Protect the Palisades leadership team announced that an agreement had been reached with LG Electronics to lower the height of their proposed corporate headquarters to just below the treeline, ending a two year old battle.

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