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Bannerman’s Island receives over $100,000 state grant for repairs

Bannerman’s Island receives over $100,000 state grant for repairs

ALBANY A $107,000 state grant will be given to the Bannerman Castle Trust to repair and improve Bannerman’s Island, which is located in the Hudson River off the coast of Fishkill.

The money will go toward fixing the paths that connect the new North Trail segment to the waterfront pier.

Two floating docks will be replaced, the staircase’s steps will be repaired, a new outdoor classroom/multipurpose deck will be installed, the concrete sidewalk will be replaced, and railing will be installed on the center portion of the North Trail.

The historic kitchen of Mills Mansion will have its walls and ceilings restored with a $300,000 grant from Friends of Mills Mansion, opening up a new area for programming at Staatsburgh State Historic Site.

With the help of several stakeholders and the public, Walkway Over the Hudson will develop a strategic plan to direct its next stage of growth and identify ways to make the walkway a valuable asset to the community. The organization has been awarded a grant exceeding $33,000 for this purpose.

For the Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground, Mohonk Preserve will receive $41,000 to develop a capital upgrade plan that takes into account the water system, drainage, septic, trash and recycling, staff housing, parking, and accessibility.

The Little Stony Point Citizens Association will receive $30,000 to re-engineer the gateway trail at Fair Street, install interpretive signage along the way to raise awareness of the park’s centennial and its mission, and resurface the parking lot and bridge ramp entryways to provide ADA access to programming at the Volunteer Center and the park. These actions will increase public safety and accessibility to the Hudson Highlands State Park Reserve at Little Stony Point.

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