View begins work on outdoor walkway honoring Henry M. Kashiwa

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OLD FORGE — Mark Salsbury, the president of View, has announced the organization has begun moving forward with the construction of the Henry M. Kashiwa Wetlands Walkway.

The project was approved unanimously by the Board of Directors on Oct. 12, based on plans previously approved by an APA permit several years ago. The walkway will be named after Kashiwa, in accordance with the wishes of the late Mirnie Kashiwa, who was instrumental in founding View more than 50 years ago.

“We are pleased to be able to begin the project now and we’re hopeful that it can be completed sometime in May, so that our members and guests will be able to enjoy it,” Salsbury said. “Our hope is to fulfill Mirnie’s vision to make the Walkway an inspiring, restful and educational place to spend some time.” 

Kathy Ruscitto, Chairperson of View said, “View is excited to have the Wetlands Walkway project begin and we think it will be an exceptional complement to the ongoing Eco-Gallery exhibits at View.”

View has now completed bids for the work and has submitted the various additional permits needed to begin construction of the Walkway. On Nov. 21, the first shipment of lumber was delivered to View, the initial pathway staked out, and the foundation for the starting platform was put into place.

View is located at 3273 Route 28. For more information, go online to ViewArts.org.

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