Monday, April 8, 2013 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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The Walkway Over the Hudson, created from a railroad bridge abandoned since 1974, opened as a New York state park in October 2009. The Dyson Foundation in Millbrook managed this project, making an investment of over $20 million, engaging the interest of local, state and federal government and creating an oversight organization. The total cost of the project was $40 million. Attracting over 1.2 million people in the past two years, a recent study sponsored by Dyson found that the Walkway has resulted in 383 new jobs, $9.4 million in new wages, and $779,000 in new county tax revenue. The Walkway also links two major trail systems in the Hudson Valley.
Join grantmakers around the state to hear about this successful public/private partnership for community improvement that has had a social, economic and environmental impact.
A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program hosted by Grantmakers Forum of New York.
This program is "Partially Open."
- Diana Gurieva, Executive Vice President, Dyson Foundation
All interested grantmakers