by Peter Paden Published June 6, 2014 in the Register-Star
North Bay Update
A year and a half ago, I wrote in this column about a wonderful vision for a critical portion of the City of Hudson’s waterfront, the area in and around the North Bay. The Columbia Land Conservancy had previously published a study, which we called a Concept Master Plan for a North Bay Recreation and Natural Area (the “Concept Master Plan” or the “Plan”). The Plan would do a number of cool things.
We are kicking off the summer with the first of four PCA Days: day-long fun-filled events in celebration of our Public Conservation Areas (PCAs).
On June 7th, Saturday, at 10 am we invite you to hike the new trails at Round Ball Mountain PCA, created last year by the Greenagers, in the company of a naturalist and a Greenagers representative who will tell you about the natural history of the Round Ball Mountain as well as the story behind its trails. At lunch we will enjoy a family-friendly educational program on native raptors by Silent Wings, complete with live birds! Our staff will also offer a Nature Quest and geocaching, and much more!
Registration is strongly recommended for this exciting event. Our PCA Days are free but we ask for a $10 contribution / family or car to offset the cost of the event and to support our PCAs. Please, feel free to contact us with any questions: 518. 392. 5252.
Thank you for coming to our Country Barbecue and making it such a great success! The sunny skies, wonderful entertainment, delicious food, and great turnout all combined to make this year’s fundraiser a day to remember. We look forward to advancing our common conservation mission with your renewed support!
In case you missed the great write-up about the Country Barbecue in the Register Star, click here to read it. To see great photos from this event, please visit our Facebook page.
The forecast calls for sunny weather and mild temperatures, and we guarantee you the best time! Come to our fabulous Country Barbecue and show your support for our mission: protecting the working farms, forests, and wildlife habitat of Columbia County! Buy your tickets now, and save $10 off admission at the door. Don’t leave anyone at home (except Fido) – children 5 and under are free, and anyone under 21 receives discount admission. We have planned non-stop entertainment and activities, fabulous raffle prizes, delicious food and drink, live music – all lasting into the evening. Click here to purchase your tickets, or contact us for more information: 518.392.5252.
Join 1,000 supporters of local conservation and enjoy delicious food sourced from local farms and an array of award-winning beer and wine! No matter where you are at the Country Barbecue, you’ll be close to a culinary experience! Food will be provided and prepared by Carlucci Simons Catering, based in Chatham, NY. There will be passed entrees, cheese platters, and two bars serving wine and award-winning local beer. Visit the buffet to indulge a variety of passions. Enjoy local meat and vegetarian dishes with interesting sauces, salads, and sides, as well as a huge selection of desserts.
Highlights of this year’s menu include grilled local chicken with a Chatham Brewing chipotle-barbecue sauce and black bean croquettes with an avocado tomatillo sauce.
We have invited the Indian River Olde Time Lumberjack Show to delight you with two performances at this year’s Country Barbecue. Their attractions (brought to you by Kinderhook Bank) will include axe throwing, chain-sawing, crosscut sawing, chain saw carving, chopping, and so much more. There will be several performers at each of the shows in the tradition of live entertainment by grand rural skills competitions. You will have a grand ‘olde’ time, while supporting our common conservation efforts!
Purchase tickets now and save off admission at the door! We look forward to seeing you at the Country Barbecue!
Support our common conservation efforts by buying raffle tickets! There are so many great prizes for you to win. For example, you can win a party for 20 – including live music, tent, and catered food. Of course, you can invite as many more guests as you wish, but the first 20 will be on us. We thought you’d like the sounds of that! Raffle tickets are available now through May 25, 2014. You can purchase them over the phone, in person in our store, or by mail. You need not attend the Country Barbecue to participate or to win, we will notify winners by phone. We are at 49 Main Street, Chatham, NY, 12037; 518.392.5252.
Click here to view our raffle items on-line. You will feel like a winner with every raffle purchase!