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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18th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Sunday, February 15th , 2015 9:00am

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

Join fellow birders, CLC staff, and our guest expert Larry Federman of Audubon NY as we all become citizen scientists for the morning. We will identify and count birds at feeders, and collect data for a nation-wide survey. We’ll have binoculars and bird guides, but bring your own if you have them. Please make sure you have plenty of warm layers, preferably not cotton or jeans, as we will spend considerable time standing in one place counting the birds. We’ll have hot tea and cocoa for you!

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Green Drinks hosted by CLC at Helsinki Hudson

Tuesday, February 17th , 2015 5:30pm

Helsinki Hudson – 405 Columbia Street, Hudson

Our monthly Green Drinks event is on Tuesday, February 17th 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!


Maple Sugaring

Saturday, March 14th , 2015 2:00pm

The Farm at Miller's Crossing – 81 Roxbury Road, Hudson

Warm days and cold nights are the perfect recipe to get the sap flowing in sugar maples across the northeast. Join us at The Farm at Miller’s Crossing, a local sugar bush, to learn about the modern and traditional techniques of tapping trees, collecting sap, and boiling the sap down to syrup. The farm owners will explain the present day gravity fed collection system, and if the conditions are right, fire up the evaporating pan to start boiling the sap. We’ll be joined by environmental educator Justin Wexler to talk about Native American traditions of maple sugaring. If last year is any indication, you will have a chance to taste the sweet syrup as it comes out of the pan!

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Farm Film Festival VII

Sunday, March 15th , 2015 1:00pm

Crandell Theatre – 46-48 Main Street, Chatham, NY

Join us for the 7th Farm Film Festival that will run at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, NY. View many interesting films, some short and some longer, all addressing the future of agriculture and our food supply. You are welcome to attend as many screenings as you wish at this free event. The schedule of films will be determined closer to the festival as entries are still being accepted. The film festival is sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy, Chatham Film Club, and the Chatham Agricultural Partnership. Admission is free. We hope to see you there!


Green Drinks hosted by CLC at Helsinki Hudson

Tuesday, March 17th , 2015 5:30pm

Helsinki Hudson – 405 Columbia Street, Hudson

Our monthly Green Drinks event is on Tuesday, March 17th 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!


Annual Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 21st , 2015 8:30am

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Date And Location To Be Confirmed – Please, Stay Tuned!
Let us thank you for your support of land protection in Columbia County and celebrate the successes we have achieved together! We invite you to our annual pancake breakfast celebration where you can enjoy pancakes with local maple syrup, live music, and hands-on activities for children. This is a fun and free event for all CLC donors, volunteers, and their families.


Full Pink Moon

Saturday, April 4th , 2015 7:00pm

Greenport Conservation Area – Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

Wild ground phlox, aka pink moss, lent the name to this month’s full moon, heralding spring’s arrival. The sweeping moonlit fields of Greenport Conservation Area and the distant silhouette of the Catskill Mountains will be a wonderful setting to welcome spring’s first full moon. Please dress in layers, and feel free to bring a flashlight.

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Green Drinks hosted by CLC at Helsinki Hudson

Tuesday, April 21st , 2015 5:30pm

Helsinki Hudson – 405 Columbia Street, Hudson

Our monthly Green Drinks event is on Tuesday, April 21st 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!


Woodland Pool Exploration

Saturday, April 25th , 2015 10:00am

Wilson Powell Sanctuary – Hunt Club Road, Old Chatham

Are you interested in woodland pools? Do you have one on your property or know someone who does? Join scientist Suzanne Beyeler’s team and be trained to collect data at woodland pools and to assist with research in the Hudson Valley. We’ll go on a short hike to reach a woodland pool so appropriate footwear is recommended. Please, come prepared to get your feet wet, your hands dirty, and to have fun! When scientists and the public come together, we create one of the world’s largest research teams!

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