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Come and enjoy a variety of fun activities planned throughout the evening at Ooms Conservation Area: a snapping turtle program by environmental educator Casey Tompkins; paddling in Sutherland Pond; a full moon hike around the pond; old-fashioned games and races (giant bubble blowing, sack-race, etc.), and more! A few kayaks will be provided at no charge, and we encourage you to bring your canoe or kayak. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner to be enjoyed by the pond. We will serve local ice cream for all.
Join environmental educator Justin Wexler for a walk to explore the natural history of the High Falls Conservation Area from Native American times through early settlers, to recent agricultural use, and today’s successional forest. We will explore the diverse plant communities along the shady trails and will admire the views of Columbia County’s highest waterfall.
Our monthly Green Drinks event is on Tuesday, July 21st at 6:00 pm at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY. Please note the later start time of 6:00 pm. This event is a great opportunity to connect and network with conservation-minded people in a fun informal setting. 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!
Join us at the Spencertown, NY home of artist Linda Horn, a practitioner of landscape restoration and creator of healthy and beautiful native ecosystems, for a workshop on creating a low maintenance, natural landscape for your home. We will explore a one-acre Eastern designed meadow. It has developed into a fully established, sustainable ecosystem and a haven for beneficial insects, birds and wildlife. The workshop will be a prime opportunity to view this dynamic landscape. In addition to learning from Linda’s vast experience, we will also be joined by special guest Barbara Hughey, a professional land steward consultant. Barbara will share fascinating information about medicinal plants and fungi that are utilized not only by us, but also by all forms of wildlife. Linda and Barbara will be assisted by Heather Grimes, who worked side by side with Linda to establish the meadow. There is a $50 fee for this one-of-a-kind workshop. Reservations are required, because space is limited. Exact location will be disclosed upon reservation.
While we take June off from hosting a Green Drinks event, we are busy lining up fantastic speakers for the upcoming months. We would love to hear your suggestions! Please take a minute to tell us who you would like to see at Green Drinks – take our easy survey.
Green Drinks Hudson is on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, with a different guest speaker every time. Please contact CLC’s Heidi Bock, 518 392 5252, ext. 207, with questions.
We’ll see you in July!
Location will vary. This event will take place between June 8 – 26, weekdays only. Come and help CLC remove the invasive species Trapa natans, commonly known as Water Chestnut, from our following Public Conservation Areas: Hand Hollow, Ooms, and possibly others.
You can join us for as much or as little as you’d like. CLC staff will train you about the proper ways to remove this highly aggressive invasive species prevalent in Columbia County, and will show you how to safely dispose of it by boat or from shore. Please, dress for getting wet. If you have a canoe, kayak, or row boat, please bring it. For more information and to participate, please contact Nate Davis, 518 392 5252, ext. 205.
Join us for a lovely early morning bird walk with local expert Larry Federman of Audubon New York. The trails of Siegel- Kline Kill Conservation Area will take us through working farm fields and a floodplain forest along the Kline Kill, and will afford us the opportunity to look for birds in both grassland and woodland habitats. We will provide binoculars, but if you have your own, please bring them.
We invite you to the Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) Roundtable, hosted by CLC. CACs are volunteer municipal committees that advise towns on issues related to land, water, and other natural resources. At the Roundtable, members of CACs from around the county will share news and progress about their work. The event is free, and we will provide light refreshments.
Celebrate National Trails Day and join CLC staff on a guided hike from Greenport Conservation Area to Harrier Hill – and back. The round trip hike will be over six miles, so participants have the option of ending their hike at Harrier Hill, as long as they provide their own transportation. We’ll explore the less traveled Stockport connector trail: its spectacular views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, and the significant trail restoration performed by CLC staff last year, including five brand new bridges. Make sure you dress in layered hiking clothes, bring plenty of water, and feel free to remain either at Harrier Hill or Greenport for a picnic lunch after the hike. Enjoy the outdoors with us on National Trails Day!
Join us for a Trees for Tributaries Planting Party – a fun afternoon of planting native trees and shrubs along the Kline Kill, a tributary to the Hudson River. Help CLC as we work to stabilize the banks of the Kline Kill and encourage native plant growth in place of some invasive plants we recently removed. CLC partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) for this project. This will be a very hands on event so please bring your boots, gloves, water and sunscreen. NYS DEC staff will teach us about the importance of this project and will guide us through the planting process. Everyone is welcome, pets must remain on leash.
With questions, please contact Nate Davis, 518 392 5252, ext. 205. Please, register on Volunteer Spot by clicking here.