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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