the spring of 2001, a small group of individuals, directed by
Ruthy Rosen (Witches Brew Production), gathered to perform a poignant
reading of An Enemy
of the People. This play was originally written by Henrik
Ibsen and later adapted by Arthur Miller.
Specifically, this was an opportunity to join as one voice in
opposition to the expansion of a local mining operation –
Southern Dutchess Sand and Gravel.
Shortly after the initial performance, Fishkill Ridge Community
Heritage was formed with the understanding that what we do today
has started in the past, and will influence the future.
In a broader sense, it continues to give us, and you, the opportunity
to promote and advance our living heritage within the community.
We now have the opportunity to participate together to influence
responsible change in the Hudson Valley.
Together, we have a voice.
We encourage our participants to involve us in their interests
and activities. This allows our voice to reach many venues. We
have been represented in Ulster County’s “Ecoteam”.
We are part of the Indian
Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC). We have actively opposed
Southern Dutchess Sand and Gravel, as well as Thalle Industries,
Inc. expansion permit applications.
You can often find us at local functions and events such as
the Beacon Sloop Club’s seasonal festivals.
Find out more about our activities by visiting our "Issues"