Knee High Naturalist – Scavenger Hunt

Knee High Naturalist Program

Thursday, July 24th , 2014 9:00am

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

Attention scavenger hunters! Come find cool discoveries in nature including animal tracks, pinecones, and bird nests, then take home a prize for participating! Part of the Knee-High Naturalist series, this event includes story time, arts & crafts, an educational program, and free play.

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Wednesday Wanderings

Wednesday, July 30th , 2014 10:00am

Round Ball Mountain Conservation Area – 503 Carson Rd, Ancram

The last Wednesday of each month we lead a leisurely hike at one of our Public Conservation Areas. In July, the magnificent views of Round Ball Mountain Conservation Area will be our setting. This hike will be on moderate terrain. With questions, contact Sara Hart.

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Dragonflies and Butterflies at Louden Road

Friday, August 1st , 2014 11:00am

Louden Road – Louden Road, Ghent

On August 1st take this rare opportunity to spend time at one of CLC’s properties that is not yet open to the public! This protected land is on Louden Road, in Ghent NY. Our meeting place will be announced upon registration.

We’ll explore the woods with expert presentations and family friendly programs on Dragonflies and Butterflies by Claudia and Conrad Vispo of Farmscape Ecology Program and by Larry Federman of Audubon NY. We will continue our Hike 5 Program; and so much more!

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Knee High Naturalist – Animal Autographs

Knee High Naturalist Program

Thursday, August 7th , 2014 9:00am

Hand Hollow Conservation Area – 4079 County Route 9, New Lebanon

Look for animals and their “autographs” in different habitats – we might even get to see the tracks of the river otter that likes to play in the stream! Make your own tracking booklet to take home. Part of the Knee-High Naturalist series, this event includes story time, arts & crafts, an educational program, and free play.

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Full Sturgeon Moon Walk & Snapping Turtle Program

Sunday, August 10th , 2014 6:30pm

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

An ancient fish, native to the Hudson but today rare and protected, lends the name to this month’s full moon because Native tribes caught sturgeon in abundance in August.
By popular demand, we are adding a Snapping Turtle program by wetland biologist Casey Tompkins to this walk. He hopes to catch a live turtle! You can come for both, or only one or the other.
6:30 – 7:30 – Snapping Turtle Program by Casey Tompkins, wetland biologist.
7:30 – 9:00 – Full Sturgeon Moon Walk

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Knee High Naturalist – Where Butterflies Grow

Knee High Naturalist Program

Thursday, August 21st , 2014 9:00am

Greenport Conservation Area – Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

Oh, those magnificent Monarch butterflies! Come join our citizen scientist program and find out about the butterfly lifecycle and migration, as well as how we can help researchers learn more about them. Program includes story time, arts & crafts, an educational program, and free play.

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Wednesday Wanderings

Wednesday, August 27th , 2014 10:00am

Hand Hollow Conservation Area – 4079 County Route 9, New Lebanon

The last Wednesday of each month we lead a leisurely hike at one of our Public Conservation Areas. In August, the diverse habitat pockets of Hand Hollow Conservation Area will be our setting. With questions, contact Sara Hart at 518 392 5252, ext. 214.

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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 - Sunday, September 14th , 2014 10:00pm

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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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!


Wednesday Wanderings

Wednesday, September 24th , 2014 10:00am

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

The last Wednesday of each month we lead a leisurely hike at one of our Public Conservation Areas. In September, the gently rolling hills and distant views of Ooms Conservation Area will be our setting. With questions, contact Sara Hart at 518 392 5252, ext. 214.

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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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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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Green Drinks hosted by CLC at Helsinki Hudson

Tuesday, October 21st , 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!


Wednesday Wanderings

Wednesday, October 29th , 2014 10:00am

Schor Conservation Area – 58 Shoreview Dr, Canaan

The last Wednesday of each month we lead a leisurely hike at one of our Public Conservation Areas. In October, the gorgeous fall foliage of Schor Conservation Area will be our setting. With questions, contact Sara Hart at 518 392 5252, ext. 214.

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Effective Farmland Lease Drafting and Dispute Resolution

Saturday, November 1st , 2014 10:00am

Milan Town Hall – 20 Wilcox Circle, Milan, NY

For our final Down to Earth Workshop in 2014, attorneys will review basic lease drafting principals, and will work with participants to interactively understand the important components of a lease.  A representative from the New York State Agricultural Mediation Program will also review dispute resolution options.
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Green Drinks hosted by CLC at Helsinki Hudson

Tuesday, November 18th , 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!


Wednesday Wanderings

Wednesday, November 26th , 2014 10:00am

Greenport Conservation Area – Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

The last Wednesday of each month we lead a leisurely hike at one of our Public Conservation Areas. In November, the views of the Hudson and the Catskill Mountains of Greenport Conservation Area will be our setting. With questions, contact Sara Hart at 518 392 5252, ext. 214.

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