How North East and Millerton can become more resilient to a warmer, more volatile climate.
Nine-tenths of the land in North East lies in designated agricultural districts, and much of it is actively cultivated, including these fields along Merwin Road.
Typical flooding on Mill Road under a Harlem Valley Rail Trail bridge before the culvert was replaced in 2020. The stream still sluices between the abutment and cement barrier, undermining the road.
Part of Coleman Station Rural Historic District from Indian Mountain, viewed along a hiking trail in the Sharon Land Trust's Goodbody Reserve.
North East is host to a variety of small farms. These sheep are grazing on natural grass in one of several pastures devoted to them at Dashing Star Farm
★ Earth Day 2023 photos are now available, here.
★ “Green the Grid and Electrify Everything” Recording of Zoom talk by Jennifer Metzger. How we will shift to a clean energy economy. Originally presented by North East-Millerton Library. Click here to view.
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North East Climate Smart hosts two dozen wetlands fanciers on a fall Sunday to learn about flooding from Dutchess Land Conservancy naturalist Julie Hart.
Photo by Kathy Chow
To reduce our carbon footprint and prepare for bigger weather, local businesses of all sizes can pitch in. For good ideas, click on menu items. To share an idea, contact us.
Photo by Wendy Hill
With a grant from the state, the Town of North East hired Housatonic Valley Association to survey 150 road-stream crossings for resilience to the storm water to come.