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Working with Others

The Environmental Cooperative strives to engage people in conservation issues using a trans-disciplinary approach. We work with and support a variety of local and regional organizations and networks to facilitate a diverse, holistic approach to environmental conservation and education.

Some of our current affiliates and collaborators include:

The Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA)

As a partner and coordinating member, we hope to enhance monitoring efforts at Vassar and inform land management and conservation in the region. The EMMA coordination office is located in the Vassar Barns.

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

SCA’s mission to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. The Hudson Valley Regional Corps offices are housed in the Vassar Barns.

On campus affiliates and collaborators

Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

Office of Sustainability

Facilities and Operations 

Office of Community Engaged Learning (CEL)

Environmental Research Institute (ERI)

Wimpfheimer Nursery School (WNS)

Asprey Center for Collaborative Approaches to Science (CCAS)

Powerhouse Theater

Community affiliates and collaborators

Revive College Hill Park Coalition

The Environmental Cooperative plays an active role in the Revive College Hill Park Coalition.

The Revive College Hill Park Coalition is a community group raising awareness about this hidden gem. College Hill Park is the largest City Park and the highest point in the City of Poughkeepsie. The Coalition holds multiple park clean-ups, plantings and garden maintenance days each year. You can sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date or join the Revive College Hill Park Coalition Facebook Page. To learn more about the Revive College Hill Park Coalition you can reach out to Jen Rubbo at

Fall Kill Watershed Coalition 

The Environmental Cooperative is an active member of the Fall Kill Watershed Coalition. 

The Fall Kill Watershed Coalition is a group of people working to protect and enhance the Fall Kill Watershed, improve stream health and address community concerns. The Coalition is actively seeking new members to join and help the Coalition learn more about the community’s needs. The Fall Kill Watershed Coalition is part of Scenic Hudson’s Northside Collaborative. To find out about volunteer opportunities related to the Fall Kill Watershed, sign up for our newsletter.  

Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP)

Hudson River Housing (HRH) – Middle Main Initiative

The Art Effect

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC)

City of Poughkeepsie

Mid-Hudson Heritage Center

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (MHCM)

Hudson River Estuary Program

Scenic Hudson

Climate Smart Task Force - Town of Poughkeepsie

Unity and Hope Summer Camp - Hispanic Heritage Committee

Get your feet wet! As part of our Healthy Waters Initiative, the cooperative aims to connect people to the water around them.