Healthy Environment

Healthier Environment and Community Online Resources


Ulster County is about 90 minutes north from New York City, an hour south of Albany and about 3.5 hours from both Boston and Philadelphia. The county sits in the heart of the fertile Hudson River Valley with the Hudson River on its eastern edge.


The Agricultural Marketing Service works to maintain a current listing of farmers markets throughout the United States. 


An interactive mapping tool to strengthen the connection between Ulster County residents and visitors to the recreational opportunities offered throughout Ulster County.

Click Here for a Map of all of the Food Pantries in Ulster County

The Kingston Land Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of open space, historic sites, wetlands, scenic areas, and forests in the City of Kingston and the surrounding region to include the Town of Ulster and the Town of Kingston.


The Hudson Valley Rail Trail encourages walking, biking, horses, cross country skiing and snow shoeing during daylight hours.


 Leadership for Healthy Communities (LHC) is a $10-million national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating and access to healthy foods.


This site provides fun and easy ideas for promoting a green home! SimpleMom has complied 40 tips on how to go green and become more environmentally conscious. provides a how to on composting at home. Whether it's yard waste or left-over food, this site provides not only how-tos but idea on how to make the most of your compost. 


The Movement is a state of the art healthcare protocol designed by two renowned third generation chiropractors. The software works as a personal trainer guiding the user through specifically designed microbreak of targeted stretches for once an hour.

Governor Cuomo’s FreshConnect program is increasing access to affordable, fresh New York-grown produce for all New Yorkers, while also supporting our local farmers. The Governor has expanded the FreshConnect program to support 34 projects at over 50 locations statewide. Many of these farm-to-table projects in underserved communities are now open.


Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Learn more about living green and protecting the environment.