Citizen Action Group Updates

Roundaout Barn Dance Citac

Rondout Valley Barn Dance coming soon!   

News: Summer 2015

Honoring the Future®

September 12, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Climate SmART: Honoring our Children’s Future through Faith, Art, & Action Panel Program & Meet the Artists Reception. Panelists include: Peter Handler, award-winning craft artist and creator of “The Canaries in the Coal Mine,” sculptural works about the impacts of climate change; Xavier Cortada, internationally renowned muralist and creator of Ichthys, a digital artwork welcoming Pope Francis’ climate change message and U.S. visit; Lillian Ball, internationally recognized environmental artist and designer of stormwater management projects, including WATERWASH®; Tiziana Dearing, Co-Director of the Boston College Center for Social Innovation and former President, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston; Frances Dubrowski, Moderator and Project Director, Honoring the Future®

Rondout Valley Growers Association

Saturday September 26, SAVE THE DATE!  2015 RVGA Barn Dance & Local Food Barbecue. Watch for details on their website ( and Facebook page ( – where you can find photos of the 2014 Barn Dance.  Sign up at the RVGA website for email updates.  Lots of volunteer and sponsorship opportunities to help create the harvest event of the year, a fabulous community event for all ages. Email: or call 845-626-1532. 

Rego Park Green Alliance

RPGA creating a transportation safety game to change behaviors of pedestrians, bikers, and drivers. The prototype is in! Click here to read more about this initiative.

Past Events

Stuyvesant Pathways

Saturday July 25th 2015, the Town of Stuyvesant dedicated the restoration of the North Windows of the Historic Stuyvesant Depot. The project was made possible by money donated to Stuyvesant Pathways in memory of our neighbor Lorelle Phillips. Lorelle's husband Roger reminisced about their attraction to Stuyvesant and our Hudson River Community. Neighbor Kate McLeod spoke of the work that brought the project to fruition. Town Supervisor Ron Knott thanked the volunteers who persevered for 19 years on the Depot restoration. Lew Hotaling was the master woodworker who built the sashes. Mario's Tru Value of Valatie glazed the windows. Riverview Cafe provided refreshments; elegant lemon cake with local raspberries, currants, blueberries and coffee.

Essex Farm Institute

Mountain Lake PBS recently caught up with Essex Farm institute to discuss the farm, their young farmers in training, and what it means to see new, successful farms take shape in the Champlain Valley such as North Country Creamery. Click here to view the feature.

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In addition to upcoming events we share information about workshops, grant opportunities and grassroots environmental news. Click here to see our Google + page.