WEDNESDAY WANDERINGS

Wednesday, April 30th , 2014 10:00am

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

The last Wednesday of each month we lead a leisurely hike at one of our Public Conservation Areas. In April, the lush waterfall and spring wildflowers at High Falls Conservation Area will be our setting. With questions, contact Sara Hart.

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ANNUAL YOUTH FISHING DERBY

Saturday, May 3rd , 2014 8:00am

Schor Conservation Area – Pavilion – 58 Shoreview Dr, Canaan

Co-hosted with the Canaan Conservation Club, this traditional event is a family favorite encouraging young anglers to hone their skills from the shores of beautiful Jon’s Pond. All participants will receive a prize, and the fishing derby winners will be awarded a grand prize. Spend a morning at this serene Conservation Area, connect to your natural surroundings, and enjoy a friendly competition among budding anglers. Food and refreshments will also be provided. Please, bring your own fishing supplies.

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SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF INVASIVE SPECIES, PART II

Saturday, May 3rd , 2014 10:00am

Greenport Conservation Area – Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

This hands-on workshop puts into practice what we learned about invasives on April 17th from Jessica Toro, co-owner of Native Habitat Restoration, LLC. Of course, we invite you to join us even if you did not attend her presentation. Jessica will show us how to identify invasive species in the field and show techniques for removal. We’ll spend a little time practicing these techniques, so please dress appropriately, and bring work gloves, if you have them.

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A Reading by Alan Weisman from 'Countdown. Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?'

Wednesday, May 7th , 2014 5:00pm

Chatham Bookstore – 27 Main St, Chatham, NY 12037

We invite you to a Book Celebration event, co-sponsored by the Chatham Bookstore. Author Alan Weisman will read from his latest book ‘Countdown. Our Last, Best hope for a Future on Earth?‘ – an examination of the urgent need for a balance between human population growth and our use of Earth’s finite natural resources. The reading will be followed by a conversation with the author and the audience. The event will culminate with a book signing and refreshments. The bookstore is closed during this event. The event is free, but we ask that you please register.

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Full Flower Moon Walk

Wednesday, May 14th , 2014 7:00pm

Drowned Land Swamp Conservation Area – 653 County Route 3, Ancram, NY

The beautiful and extensive wetland habitat of this Conservation Area will provide us with abundant bloom to explore the trails under the light of the Full Flower Moon. This month is one of the best times to explore Drowned Lands Swamp, this tucked away jewel near the Taconic Ridge and one of the largest wetland complexes in southeastern NY.

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rockwall building workshop – Day 1

Saturday, May 17th , 2014 9:00am - 2:00pm

Borden's Pond Conservation Area – 1628 Route 203, Ghent

Do you admire New England’s beautiful stone walls? Have you ever wondered if you could build one? Now you can find out! Learn all you want to know about stone walls during this two day hands-on workshop focusing on building, repairing, and restoring stone walls, led by local stone mason Tim Smith.
Feel free to come for one or both days as this will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity. CLC will purchase some of the stone for this program, so we ask for a $5 contribution per family. Please, dress in appropriate clothes, and bring your own lunch for the workshop(s).  With questions, contact Nate Davis.

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rockwall building workshop – day 2

Sunday, May 18th , 2014 9:00am - 2:00pm

Borden's Pond Conservation Area – 1628 Route 203, Ghent

Do you admire New England’s beautiful stone walls? Have you ever wondered if you could build one? Now you can find out! Learn all you want to know about stone walls during this two day hands-on workshop focusing on building, repairing, and restoring stone walls, led by local stone mason Tim Smith.
Feel free to come for one or both days as this will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity. CLC will purchase some of the stone for this program, so we ask for a $5 contribution per family. Please, dress in appropriate clothes, and bring your own lunch for the workshop(s).  With questions, contact Nate Davis.

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Country Barbecue

Sunday, May 25th , 2014 4:30pm - 8:00pm

Old Chatham Sheepherding Company – Shaker Museum Rd, Old Chatham

Our signature event, the annual Country Barbecue, is a wonderful celebration that combines the elements of a country fair and an elegant country picnic, and draws upwards of 1,000 people! It will be a great, bustling family affair with excellent food and non-stop entertainment: live music, animals, raffles, organized children’s activities, interesting demonstrations and exhibits, even a farmers market!
The proceeds from this year’s spectacular fundraising event will help provide for the care of our ten Public Conservation Areas for part of the 2014 season. Come celebrate with us and show your support for our common cause and our PCAs!