Columbia County Trails Roundtable

Tuesday, December 2nd , 2014 5:30pm

Columbia Land Conservancy Office – 49 Main Street, Chatham, NY

Trails groups and supporters from across the County and beyond will gather at the Trails Roundtable hosted by CLC. We will have a presentation from the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association of the plans for the NW 11  section of the trail as well as report on the new section being constructed in Copake and Hillsdale.
Following the presentation, Trails groups from around the region will report their plans and progress.
Please register so that we may plan for seating and refreshments. With questions only, please contact Christine Vanderlan, 518.392.5252, ext. 208.

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Full Moon Walk and Bonfire

Friday, December 5th , 2014 6:00pm

Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area – 1452 Garage Place Road, Ghent

We invite you to our traditional Full Moon Walk – with a twist! First, join us for a leisurely walk through the fields and woodlands of this lovely property, and then come warm up by a bonfire, complete with all the ingredients for s’mores! We had such a great time roasting marshmallows with you at Siegel Kline Kill last July, we decided to build a bonfire again, this time under the light of a winter moon! We might even get to wear snowshoes while melting our chocolate bars (s’mores ingredients are compliments of CLC). Please dress in weather appropriate layers, and feel free to bring a flashlight.

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Green Drinks hosted by CLC at Helsinki Hudson

Tuesday, December 16th , 2014 5:30pm

Helsinki Hudson – 405 Columbia Street, Hudson

Our monthly Green Drinks event is on Tuesday, December 16th 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!

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Christmas Day Walk

Thursday, December 25th , 2014 10:00am

Ooms Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond – Main Parking Area – 480 Rock City Rd, Chatham

Join us on our traditional Christmas Day Walk at Ooms Conservation Area. The rolling fields and beautiful winter views will be your opportunity to take a break from the holiday rush, or work up an appetite, or simply take in the quiet winter landscape.

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The Tricks of Cold Weather Hiking

Saturday, January 10th , 2015 10:00am

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

Winter’s crisper air, deepening quiet  and unique sights are a great reason to head outdoors. But knowing how to stay comfortable in cold weather can be tricky. Come out for a hike (or snowshoe) with us through the Borden’s Pond Conservation Area as we discuss how to adjust our gear for the colder season, how to stay warm and comfortable, and how to keep having fun on the trails in the winter months! Please dress in layers, and avoid cotton or jeans.

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Animal Tracking Walk

Monday, January 19th , 2015 10:00am

Hand Hollow Conservation Area – 387 Gale Hill Rd, New Lebanon

Did you ever wonder what animals do in the winter? There are plenty of species who do not hibernate, and this season is an especially great time to look for their tracks or other signs of their activity. Join us for an animal tracking walk at Hand Hollow Conservation Area with environmental educator Justin Wexler as we look for signs of wildlife and learn how different species adapt to winter’s cold weather and limited food supply. Justin will also tell us how Native Americans used to hunt for wildlife in the winter. Who knows, we might even spot a critter or two! If snow cover allows, we’ll use snowshoes. Please, dress in weather appropriate layers.

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Green Drinks hosted by CLC at Helsinki Hudson

Tuesday, January 20th , 2015 5:30pm

Helsinki Hudson – 405 Columbia Street, Hudson

Our monthly Green Drinks event is on Tuesday, January 20th 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!


Bird Call Identification

Sunday, February 8th , 2015 1:00pm

Columbia Land Conservancy Office – 49 Main Street, Chatham, NY

Location To Be Determined, Depending on Weather
Winter is a great time for beginner birders! There are fewer birds around, so it is easier to learn about their habits and how to tell them apart. Join us for a winter bird identification program with biologist, writer, and local farmer Will Yandik. Become better acquainted with our feathered friends as we get to know the behavior and songs of resident and visiting winter birds.
If weather permits, we will meet at one of CLC’s Conservation Areas, if not, then in CLC’s Chatham office. Stay tuned!

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