Columbia Land Conservancy
Conservancy News: July
CLC offering to partner with libraries is bringing such a great opportunity for outdoor education.
Besides getting kids engaged in wildlife, it brings awareness to residents of the local assets in each community.
– Wendy Tremper Wollerton, Director of Livingston Free Library

Checking out nature from your local library

Libraries are magical places. Where else can you travel through space and time, learn new skills, and make new friends? Now, you can get everything you want to explore the outdoors at your library too!

This project is supported with funding from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSCPP is administered by the Land Trust Alliance, in coordination with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Join a program!

Water Explorers at Frog Pond:
Stream and Pond Backpack Program

July 13, 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Frog Pond at Oakdale Beach
With Hudson Area Library

Ever wonder what critters live below the surface at Frog Pond? Join us as we gear up in waders and prepare our magnifying glasses to take a closer look at the macroinvertebrates living in Frog Pond and what they might be able to tell us about water quality.

Space is limited. Email [email protected] or call 518.828.1792 x101 to register.

Under the Surface:
Stream and Pond Backpack Program

August 13, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Olana State Historic Site
With The Olana Partnership

Take a closer look at Olana’s man-made lake to learn what macroinvertebrates are living below the surface and what they can tell us about water quality. Waders, nets, and field guides will be provided.

Register at olana.org/environmentalists/ use discount code “EOO22” for $5 off

Insect Backpack Program

August 20, 12:30 p.m. -1:20 p.m.
rain date August 27
Livingston Rec Park
With the Livingston Free Library

Join us as we use the materials in the Insect Explorer Backpack to capture butterflies, moths and insects at the park and try to identify what we’ve found and talk about the importance of pollinators.

Contact the library to register at 
518. 851.2270 or [email protected]

I’m especially grateful this year for the Explorer Backpacks! 
So cool and saved more than a few “suddenly-home-from-school” days.
– Jill Jakimetz

Whistle while you walk!

Exploring with a backpack, or taking a walk solo? CLC has your music choices covered! You can view more playlists on the Columbia Land Conservancy Spotify channel.