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Black Rock Forest Dedicates Sybil’s Path Handicap Access and Beginner Paths

Black Rock Forest Dedicates Sybil’s Path Handicap Access and Beginner Paths

Black Rock Forest celebrated the memory of Sibyl R. Golden, the longtime board chair of the Black Rock Forest Consortium, on Thursday, June 6, with the opening of the second and final phase of the Black Rock Forest Visitor Access Pathway — and by renaming the entire 0.6-mile-long, easily accessible trail as Sibyl’s Path.  Golden, the daughter of William T. Golden, the founder of the Black Rock Forest Consortium, was board chair of the Consortium from 2007 to 2015 and then served as its co-chair from 2015 until her death in 2017. Her effect at the Forest was felt throughout every level of the organization: membership nearly doubled during her time leading its board, while student visitors increased by 30 percent, and researchers published 60 peer-reviewed journal papers and graduate theses during her tenure.

But perhaps her greatest impact was in helping to create the framework for a conservation easement between New York State and the Open Space Institute that protected 3,777 acres of Black Rock Forest.

Caption: The Ribbon being cut by Pamela Golden (our long-time board chair, Sibyl R. Golden’s sister at the dedication of this path to Sibyl).  (Photo provided)

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