The New Baltimore Conservancy is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to conserving and enhancing the natural, cultural and historic resources in and around New Baltimore NY.
The New Baltimore Conservancy was established as a 501(c)3 in 1999 but has existed as a community endeavor for over 30 years. We manage over 400 acres of properties owned by the New Baltimore Conservancy, Scenic Hudson Land Trust, and the Town of New Baltimore, designing and managing property trails with ongoing maintenance as well as larger-scale projects. Some of these projects include the creation of the world’s first recycled plastic bridge (completed in 2000), a scenic observation deck overlooking a tidal pond, barn and outbuilding restorations, and a boardwalk meandering through a marsh.
We sponsor informative trail and nature walks, clean-up days, Hudson River paddle events, and annual social events such as the Taste of History, Wine and Cheese on the Hudson River, Barn Party at Scenic Hudson’s Long View Park, and tours of historic homes where friends, neighbors, and guests gather. We support numerous local artists, community project grants, and historic commemorations. At our monthly meetings, we offer speakers and programs covering an array of topics.
Join us at any of the events and programs you find posted here and explore the splendid trails and properties we maintain!
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Become a part of the New Baltimore community today! Join us to support a local organization made up of terrific members and make a difference in the community.
The NBC values community and ensures sustainability and conservation of the environment and human connections.
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People are our most important asset. In support of this asset and our purpose, the Conservancy has created a college scholarship to recognize past or planned public service demonstrated by a student residing in the area that attends one of several public school districts or a private school.
Each year one $600 scholarship is granted to a high school senior or a full-time student enrolled in an accredited college or university, based on one or more of the following criteria:
- Community Service
- Major or Minor in Environmental Sciences, History, or Architecture
- Academic Achievement
- Volunteer Activity with the Conservancy
The scholarship application must be mailed by May 1st each year to The New Baltimore Conservancy, PO Box 322, New Baltimore, New York 12124.
The proceeds from one of our popular yearly events, Taste of History, are set aside to support the scholarship.
|2022 Dillon Hynes||2021 Sarah Tyner|
|2020 Kacey Chamberlin||2018 John Manning|
|2017 Scott Van Wormer||2016 Elisabeth Dubois|
|2015 Lauren LeClaire & Moesha D’Allaird||2014 Jacob Clouse|
|2013 Olivia Vosburgh||2012 Andrew Pacuk|
|2011 Melanie Melewski||2010 Thomas Hohenstein|
|2009 Erienne Rieth||2008 Jenna Melewski|
|2007 Veronica Foley & Philip Meacham||2006 Anna Brooks & Gabrielle Rieth|
|2005 Andrew Louis||2004 Ashley Finke|
|2003 Mark Konsul||2002 Dallas Trombley|
President – Peter Melewski
Vice President – Melissa Distin
Treasurer – Deb Sottolano
Secretary – Olivia Vasto
Hannacroix Creek Preserve/Hudson River Interpretive Trail Land Manager – Jeff Distin
Long View Land Management Officer – Herbie Rodriguez
Member(s) at Large – Don Drazan, Michele Brown, Michelle Wagner
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