National Geographic Features Ulster County

Posted on: November 14th, 2016 by Leslie_Zucker

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announced today that Ulster County has been selected by National Geographic to be prominently featured in the magazine’s December 2016 issue on newsstands at the end of the month. Ulster County is the featured supplement – a beautiful pull-out, full color map entitled “Dreaming Green” that highlights some of the County’s environmental achievements. National Geographic is a leading authority on geography, history and world culture. The acclaimed magazine has been continuously published since 1888, is circulated world-wide in 40 different languages and is read by 6.7 million people every month.

The featured map “Dreaming Green” reflects our ecology, highlights conservation areas and includes a selection of the County’s environmental efforts.  It also contains information on: the County’s work with Scenic Hudson as they create the John Burroughs Black Creek Corridor; the leading edge agricultural work taking place at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, and the infrastructure improvements under the “Building A Better Ulster County” initiative to widen road shoulders for pedestrians and bicyclists and connect trail networks.  It also mentions the Shawangunks, Sundown Wild Forest, Binnewater Lakes, Upper Esopus Watershed, Ashokan Outflow, Kingston Center at SUNY Ulster, and the County’s Electric-Vehicle Charging Network and Utility Scale Solar Project.

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