Cohoes KioskOctober 26, 2018
GratitudeMarch 11, 2019
As those who have followed this blog know we had a very good year in 2018. There will be more detail and photographs in the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway’s Annual Report. Just to point out some of our successes:
- Completed a birding trail in the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve.
- Played host to a Byway Leadership Training program at the historic Grooms Tavern.
- Our Story Telling Summit was attended by 36 people from several states in the northeast and midwest.
- The Friends of the Byway fostered a new partnership with Druthers Brewing Company a new major sponsor for the Duathlon.
- Installed two new interpretive kiosks this year: one in Cohoes and one in Niskayuna.
- Enhancements to our self guided cell phone tour in Colonie, Halfmoon, Schenectady, Scotia, and Waterford attracted a record number of new users.
Volunteers remain the core of the Byway’s success. In 2018 volunteers of all ages, all backgrounds and a number of faiths donated 2,000 hours for the Byway’s events, projects, and objectives. These hours have been valued at nearly $54,000 and a portion used as local match to grants. But they provide much more for the community as well as a great sense of accomplishment and pride for those who donate. For this we are all grateful.