Columbia Land Conservancy Office
49 Main Street, Chatham, NY
This is the location of the CLC Store and our office.
CLC Events at Columbia Land Conservancy Office:
Sunday, October 16th , 2016 4:30pm
Chris Aderholt of the Columbia County Photography Club helps you de-mystify your camera and teaches you the basics of taking great photos. We’ll start out with an introductory presentation at the CLC office, then head to Ooms Conservation Area to practice our new skills. Please bring a camera and a tripod.
Previous CLC Events at Columbia Land Conservancy Office:
Saturday, March 12th , 2016 1:00pm
If you like frogs, toads, and salamanders, join CLC and Laura Heady from the Hudson River Estuary Program to learn more about the Big Night! Big Night is an annual event that occurs when temperature and precipitation conditions are just right, and these forest animals leave their winter hiding places to journey to temporary vernal pools to breed and lay their eggs. We’ll learn about what different creatures you might find, how to participate in Big Night volunteer opportunities, and take a short walk to Borden’s Pond to look for amphibians.
Friday, July 15th , 2016 2:00pm
Stop in to the CLC Office to meet author Nancy Castaldo, author of The Story of Seeds! We’ll have refreshments available, as well as copies of her book for purchase.
Something as small as a seed can have a worldwide impact. Did you know there are top-secret seed vaults hidden throughout the world? And once a seed disappears, that’s it—it’s gone forever? With the growth of genetically modified foods, the use of many seeds is dwindling—of 80,000 edible plants, only about 150 are being cultivated. With a global cast of men and women, scientists and laypeople, and photographic documentation, Nancy Castaldo chronicles where our food comes from, and more importantly, where it is going as she digs deeper into the importance of seeds in our world. This empowering book also calls young adult readers to action with suggestions as to how they can preserve the variety of one of our most valuable food sources through simple everyday actions. Readers of Michael Pollan will enjoy the depth and fascinatingly intricate social economy of seeds.