The five towns consisting of Minerva, Newcomb, North Hudson, Indian Lake and Long Lake are working together to take advantage of the recent and future state acquisition of the former Finch, Pruyn and other Nature Conservancy lands. We, known as the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub, are the towns most affected by this purchase. It is we who have the hope that through the vision of Gov. Cuomo and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Martens, we will see the increase in tourism revenue that they have alluded to. This could result in new businesses opening up and seasonal businesses being able to remain open year round. It could revitalize our failing economies.