CLC is thankful for the great qualities of Columbia County that inspire our work. We are thankful to the people that sustain the organization. Here are some highlights.
10. Columbia County’s Beauty
This time of year is amazing. First you get the vibrant fall colors. When the leaves fall, you get even more accessible views of the Berkshire, Taconic, and Catskill Mountain Ranges.
Berry, apple, pumpkin, take your pick; we are thankful for pie. Get local ingredients or buy one already made at Love Apple Farm, Samascott Garden Store, or the Hudson Farmer’s Market.
8. Bountiful Harvests
As the ground freezes, farmers rush to harvest the last of their planted crops. The harvest provides us food and supports the farmers and Columbia County’s rural way of life.
7. Local Photographers
Thank you for documenting the wonders of the land we inhabit and showing us new ways of looking at it. Extra special thanks when you send us your pictures and post them on our Facebook page.
6. Cardinals at the Bird Feeder
Seeing a cardinal’s vivid red feathers and head crest will make any day better.
5. Praying Mantises
4. Conservationists & Committee Members
Thank you to all those people who take their passion for conservation and join committees and organizations to create more trails, ensure smart development, and work to make sure planning includes informed conservation principles.
3. Federal and State Support for Conservation Projects
Government funds have helped permanently protect farmland throughout the county and supported the creation of conservation areas open to the public for recreational use. CLC is currently working on two large-scale projects (Mt Lebanon and Farmland Protection) dependent on government funds.