Thursday, March 12th , 2015 9:00am
Schor Conservation Area – Pavilion 58 Shoreview Dr, Canaan
Join us for a guided snowshoe walk with Josh Wood of Flying Deer Nature Center to explore the forest and signs of wildlife as the winter comes to an end. Please, be prepared to be outside for three hours: dress in seasonal layers, and bring water and a snack. CLC will provide snowshoes if needed. No prior snowshoeing experience required.
Saturday, March 14th , 2015 2:00pm
The Farm at Miller's Crossing 81 Roxbury Road, Hudson
Warm days and cold nights are the perfect recipe to get the sap flowing in sugar maples across the northeast. Join us at The Farm at Miller’s Crossing, a local sugar bush, to learn about the modern and traditional techniques of tapping trees, collecting sap, and boiling the sap down to syrup. The farm owners will explain the present day gravity fed collection system, and if the conditions are right, fire up the evaporating pan to start boiling the sap. We’ll be joined by environmental educator Justin Wexler to talk about Native American traditions of maple sugaring. If last year is any indication, you will have a chance to taste the sweet syrup as it comes out of the pan!
Sunday, March 15th , 2015 1:00pm
Crandell Theatre 46-48 Main Street, Chatham, NY
Join us for the 7th Farm Film Festival that will run at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, NY. View many interesting films, some short and some longer, all addressing the future of agriculture and our food supply. You are welcome to attend as many screenings as you wish at this free event. The schedule of films will be determined closer to the festival. The film festival is sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy, Chatham Film Club, and the Chatham Agricultural Partnership. Admission is free. We hope to see you there!
Monday, March 16th , 2015 5:30pm
Trinity United Methodist Church 555 Joslen Boulevard, Hudson, NY 12534
Join the members of local Conservation Advisory Council (CACs) as they share priorities and projects. Learn more about CACs and how they assist towns in conserving natural resources, including water, wildlife, and natural areas. The CAC Roundtable meets three times each year. Newcomers are always welcome!
Registration is not required, however, it helps to know you are coming so we can plan for your participation. For more information, and to let us know you will attend, please contact Christine Vanderlan, 518.392.5252 ext 208.
Tuesday, March 17th , 2015 5:30pm
Helsinki Hudson 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
Our monthly Green Drinks event is on Tuesday, March 17th at 5:30 pm at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY. This event is a great opportunity to meet and network with conservation-minded people in Columbia County. Joining us this month is Ariel K. Burgess, an environmental artist who will talk about her new art project titled We’re all in this together. This is a project about how climate change exacerbates biodiversity loss around the world. Through her paintings she is making science accessible to a wider audience and raising awareness about global extinction rates.
Please, contact CLC’s Heidi Bock with questions. As always – Green Drinks is on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, with a different guest speaker every time. Same time, same place, different speaker – all waiting for you!
Saturday, March 28th , 2015 8:30am
The Mansion 601 Union Street, Hudson
Let us thank you for your support of land protection in Columbia County and join us in celebrating our county’s rich agricultural heritage. Enjoy pancakes with local maple syrup, live music, and hands-on activities for children. This is a fun and free event for all CLC donors, volunteers, and their families. You can register online, or by contacting Kimberly Eisen, 518 392 5252, ext 210.
Wednesday, April 1st , 2015 5:30pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office 49 Main Street, Chatham, NY
Are you curious about new community trails in Columbia County? Join the supporters of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Corkscrew Rail Trail, Columbia County Mountain Biking Alliance and others as they gather to share information and progress opening new trails for hiking, biking, and exploring the beauty of our region. Learn more at our Trails page.
Robin Dropkin, Executive Director of Parks and Trails New York will present “The Economic Impact of the Erie Canalway Trail.” The Erie Canalway Trail is New York State’s longest multi-use path. It’s fun, it’s scenic, and it’s also an economic engine. Ms. Dropkin will present the findings of a study of trail users and the ways in which the trail contributes to the economy. Following the presentation, trail organizations from around the county will share updates on their projects. We hope you will join us!
Registration is not required, however, it helps to know you are coming so we can plan for your participation. For more information, and to let us know you will attend, please contact Christine Vanderlan, 518.392.5252, ext 208.
Saturday, April 4th , 2015 7:00pm
Greenport Conservation Area Joslen Boulevard, Greenport
Wild ground phlox, aka pink moss, lent the name to this month’s full moon, heralding spring’s arrival. The sweeping moonlit fields of Greenport Conservation Area and the distant silhouette of the Catskill Mountains will be a wonderful setting to welcome spring’s first full moon. Please dress in layers, and feel free to bring a flashlight.