Thursday, May 7th , 2015 10:00am
Ooms Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond – Main Parking Area 480 Rock City Rd, Chatham
This hike includes gently rolling hills, meadows, and grasslands encircling Sutherland Pond, enjoying the fine views of the Catskill mountains. CLC staff will provide a guided walk and share information about the preserve. The hike is organized by the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. For more information, please contact Nate Davis, 518 392 5252, ext. 205.
Saturday, May 9th , 2015 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 the 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.
Saturday, May 9th , 2015 9:00am
Greenport Conservation Area Joslen Boulevard, Greenport
Come and help CLC and Riverkeeper cleanup the all access trail at Greenport Conservation Area overlooking the river and the Catskills. Join in on the fun all day long or for as little as 2 hours, we need all the help we can get. Please bring: gloves, work boots, hat, sunscreen, snacks and a water bottle. Appropriate tools you can bring, if you have them: Shovel, lopper, hand saw, pry bar, landscaping rake, etc. This event is part of Riverkeeper’s effort to clean up old farm dumps along the Hudson River.
To register for the event please visit CLC’s VolunteerSpot or Riverkeeper’s website. With questions, please contact Nate Davis 518.392.5252 ext 205.
Saturday, May 16th , 2015 1:00pm
Drowned Land Swamp Conservation Area 653 County Route 3, Ancram, NY
Join ecologists Claudia and Conrad Vispo on this guided walk offered by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program. It will introduce you to a variety of habitats, including a rare Calcareous Talus Slope, and the associated plants and animals at Drowned Lands Swamp Conservation Area.
Please, register directly with Claudia Vispo, 518 672 7994.
Sunday, May 17th , 2015 9:00am
Columbia County Fairgrounds 32 Church St, Chatham
Join fellow bikers on this approximately 65-mile fun, non-competitive bike ride that will lead you over many scenic dirt roads, including the trails at Hand Hollow Conservation Area. The ride is supported by USA Cycling and sponsored by HRRT, Capital Bicycle Racing Club, Bountiful Bread, and Chatham Brewing.
Registration is $40 before April 30, $50 before May 15, and $60 on May 17th. The event benefits CLC.
Please click here to register.
Tuesday, May 19th , 2015 5:30pm
Helsinki Hudson 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
Our monthly Green Drinks event is on Tuesday, May 19th 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!
Thursday, May 21st , 2015 6:00pm
Town of Catskill Washington Irving Senior Center 15 Academy St, Catskill, NY 12414
Conservation advisory councils (CACs) advise local governing boards and agencies on matters related to the environment. This workshop will explain what conservation advisory councils are, how to start one, and some of the key elements of effective councils. Representatives from three CACs will give examples of their work. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion. Light refreshments will be provided. Self‐certification forms will be provided for 2.0 credit hours of land‐use training for municipal boards.
Please, register online at www.intro-to-cac.eventbrite.com or by phone 518 622 9820, ext. 26. With questions, please contact Audrey Kropp, Cornell Cooperative Extension at (518) 622-9820, ext. 26.
Event sponsors: Greene Land Trust, the Columbia Land Conservancy, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia-Greene Counties, Hudsonia Ltd., and the Columbia County Environmental Management Council.
Sunday, May 24th , 2015 4:30pm
Dutch Hollow Farm 3137 Running Creek Road, Schodack Landing, NY 12156
Our signature event is the Annual Country Barbecue, held on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. This year, we are celebrating local farming and our county’s rural character. This celebration combines the best of a country fair and an elegant picnic, and draws upwards of 1,000 people. The Country Barbecue will be held at Dutch Hollow Farm and will celebrate CLC’s extensive and innovative work in support of agriculture in the Hudson Valley region. Highlights of the event will include farm tours, working oxen demonstrations, hay rides, many children’s activities as well as live music, raffles, and delicious local food and drinks. The proceeds from this year’s event will help fund CLC’s programs for 2015 that support farming in our region.