Stockport Middle Ground Flats Paddle

Sunday, September 7th , 2014 2:00pm

Stockport Creek Parking Lot – 200 Station Road, Stockport and Stuyvesant , NY , 12534

Weather permitting, we’ll head north on the Hudson River and will paddle around Stockport Middle Ground Flats. This will be a moderate paddle, and prior paddling experience is required. Please, bring your own canoe/kayak, equipment, PFD, and bottled water. This event is co-listed with Hudson River Valley Ramble. With questions, please contact Marissa Codey: 518.392.5252, ext 211.
Advance registration is required for this event.

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Introduction to Farmland Leasing

Saturday, September 13th , 2014 10:00am - 12:30pm

Red Devon – 108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

The first of four Down to Earth Workshops will feature panelists including farmers, landowners, and farm consultants who will offer advice on basic land tenure arrangements, and how to establish successful relationships.
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Natural History Outing

Sunday, September 14th , 2014 10:00am

Greenport Conservation Area – Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

Join ecologists Conrad and Claudia Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for an informal “Participatory Natural History Outing.” This is an impromptu joint exploration of the plants and animals found in the meadows and forests of this public conservation area. The meadows will be in full bloom with fall-flowering wildflowers – an opportunity to brush up on your asters and goldenrods…
The event is free, but the number of participants is limited. Please contact Claudia@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or 518-672-7994 to register or for more information.


Green Drinks hosted by CLC at Helsinki Hudson

Tuesday, September 16th , 2014 5:30pm

Helsinki Hudson – 405 Columbia Street, Hudson

Our monthly Green Drinks event is on Tuesday, July 15th 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. 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!


Farm Transfer and Estate Planning

Wednesday, September 24th , 2014 6:30pm

Farm Credit East – 190 Route 9H, Claverack

At the second in our 2014 Down to Earth series attorneys, advisers, and other experts will review farmland transfer and estate planning options, and offer advice on strategies and plans.
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Explore the World of Mushrooms

Sunday, September 28th , 2014 1:00pm

High Falls Conservation Area – 540 Roxbury Road, Philmont, NY

What is a mushroom? Come and explore the world of these interesting organisms: their role in the soil, their role in nutrient recycling, and their relationship with plants. Our guide will be Taro Ietaka, Director of Conservation at the Rye Nature Center and also the President of the Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association (COMA).
This will be a family friendly walk. If you bring children, however, please discuss with them the importance of not handling mushrooms unless a professional mycologist has first established that it is safe to do so. We will all be relying on the expertise of our guide, Taro Ietaka.

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Woodlands, Wetlands, and Water: What Local Decision-makers Need to Know

Monday, September 29th , 2014 5:30pm

Fellowship Hall, Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack – 88 NY Route 9H, Claverack, NY 12513

Attend a workshop about Columbia County’s woodlands, wetlands, and water with a focus on how local government can play a role in conserving these resources. The event is open to the public, and is ideal for members of municipal boards, conservation advisory councils, as well as volunteers. Self-certification credits will be available for members of local boards.
Speakers: Laura Heady and Ingrid Haeckel of the Hudson River Estuary Program, and Marilyn Wyman of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Columbia & Greene Counties.
This training is co-sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy, the Hudson River Estuary Program, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties.
Registration is required.

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Planning your Farm- Meet the Professionals

Wednesday, October 1st , 2014 7:00pm

Churchtown Firehouse – 2219 County Route 27, Churchtown, NY

For our third Down to Earth Workshop, local farm advisors will be available to offer one-on-one advice in all areas of farm planning including business planning, lending, grants, legal considerations, distribution, marketing, and much more
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