August 26th, 2014; 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Catskill Town Hall, 439 Main Street, Catskill, NY
Presented by: Ron Frisbee, CCE Columbia Greene & Gretchen Stevens, Hudsonia. This seminar includes an overview of stream dynamics and flooding, and a presentation on Catskill Creek habitats and their role in flood prevention. This seminar will increase your understanding of how streams work and steps communities can take to decrease vulnerability to flooding. For more information or to register: (518) 622-9820 x 33.
July 24th, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Orange County Community College
1 Washington Center, Kaplan Hall, Great Room, Newburgh, NY 12550
Presenter Jason Winner, Conservation GIS Manager at Scenic Hudson, will show how Scenic Hudson’s Sea Level Rise Mapper lets users visualize future scenarios of sea level rise and coastal flooding. This mapping tool can be used to identify municipal resources that are at risk and strategize for resiliency and adaptation.
The event is free, but please register in advance.
For more information regarding the Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project,
July 9th, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY
Join Riverkeeper’s Kate Hudson, Watershed Program Director, and Scenic Hudson for a presentation about the risks of crude oil transportation in the Hudson Valley. This presentation is made possible by the generosity of the venue host, Basilica Hudson.
Background: Until recently, there was little or no crude oil transported in the Hudson Valley. Due to the growth of oil production, up to 5 billion gallons of crude oil is being transported through the Hudson Valley annually by train, barge and ship today. This virtual pipeline could affect our communities and environmental resources. Further, proposed Hudson River oil facility expansions and the proposed development of a regional pipeline could increase the transport of crude oil locally by as much as 3.8 billion gallons annually.
This event is free and open to the public.
June 18th, 2014; 1:30 – 4:00 pm
2409 US Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
A great opportunity to network with other grain growers in the region! Join Sparrowbush farmer Ashley Loehr and baker-miller Antoine Guerlain at Camphill Village for a rising discussion of milling grains in the Hudson Valley. The Columbia Land Conservancy’s Farmer-Landowner Match Program helped to establish Sparrowbush Farm.
This educational farm tour will focus on overcoming equipment challenges and incorporating grain production onto the diversified farm operation. Learn about growing milling-quality grains, and considerations when milling and baking with local grains
Event fee is $10.00 / person or $15.00 for two or more people per farm. Register online or call Stephanie at (585) 271-1979 ext. 509.
June 15, 2014, 10:00 – Noon
Sunset Rock (Taconic State Park), Copake, NY
Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for leisurely walk along the Taconic Ridge trail. Although most spring flowers will have wilted and setting fruit by this time, we hope to catch the Mountain Laurel in full bloom and learn a whole lot of botany along the way… All ages are welcome. The walk is free, but space is limited. Please register with Claudia Knab-Vispo (firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-672-7994).
June 7, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street, Hudson NY
Come to the artist reception for Jerry Freedner’s work ‘The Farmer’s Art,‘ and you will support farmland conservation! His images are a tribute to the makers of the working landscape, the farmers, and to those who protect it, both Columbia Land Conservancy and Scenic Hudson. 33% of all farm photograph sale profits and 100% of all book sale profits will be donated to these two organizations.
Exhibit will be on display June 4 – July 13, 2014. For more information, please call 518-828-1915.