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October 2019

Trekking Tuesday

October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for mid-week hikes!

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Trekking Tuesday

October 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Soil Saturday

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hawthorne Valley Farm, 327 County Route 21C
Ghent, NY United States
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Meet the invisible farm with Hawthorne Valley’s Institute for Mindful Agriculture on Soil Saturdays. Dates: August 31, September 28, October 26, 10 am-1 pm. Join us for a tour of the “invisible farm” at Hawthorne Valley. Tuning into our senses, we’ll explore soil, plants, animals, the seasons, and other -sometimes hidden- elements that make up a farm’s life. This is a hands-on, in-the-muck walk. Dress for comfort in the outdoors. Soil Saturdays are August 31, September 28, October 26 10…

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Trekking Tuesday

October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Howl-O-Ween!

October 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ooms Conservation Area, 480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Put your pooch in their best attire and head over to Ooms for an evening of fun! We'll have treats, a doggy photo booth, and a costume contest. Winner gets a goody bag of dog-related treats from the CLC store! Drop in at any time. We'll have social time and a Spooktacular Pooch Parade at 5:15! Please register so we can be in touch in the event of a cancellation. window.bboxInit = function () { bbox.showForm('0a22a270-2ea9-4a3e-88af-02b0df65f802'); }; (function () {…

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November 2019

Plant a Native Meadow at Overmountain

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Overmountain Conservation Area, 138 Cattalino Road
Ancram, NY 12502 United States
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Help us (hand broadcast) a pollinator mix and a wildflower mix over 6 to 8 acres of one of the grassland bird fields at Kite Hill. If the weather permits, we may have music and food at the gazebo afterwards! This event is full! Thank you for your interest!

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WOW Catskills Hudson Valley Kick-off

November 15, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Come meet the collaborators, grow your knowledge, practice hands-on stewardship activities, meet natural resources professionals and discuss your woodland questions/concerns/passions with fellow women landowners.

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Mushroom Log Inoculation Workshop

November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schor Conservation Area, 58 Shore View Drive
East Chatham, NY 12060 United States
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RESCHEDULED! Please note this event has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 23. If you have already registered and cannot make this date, please email info@clctrust.org or call Heidi at 518.392.5252, ext. 207.   Learn to grow edible & medicinal mushrooms on logs. This outdoor workshop will cover life cycle, ecological functions of Fungi as well as outdoor cultivation of fungi. We will drill holes in logs, fill them with mushroom spawn, and seal them with wax. You will learn what…

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Where The Wild Books Are: Braiding Sweetgrass

November 26, 2019 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for our first, Where The Wild Books Are, book club meeting! November's book is Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. From Amazon.com: "As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these…

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Opt Outside on Black Friday

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
High Falls Conservation Area, 540 Roxbury Road
Philmont, NY 12534 United States
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Feeling full after Thanksgiving? Not sure what to do with your houseguests? Opt outside with CLC! We'll take a leisurely stroll to the overlook at High Falls while we learn about the history of the site and what makes it special.

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December 2019

Birding with the Alan Devoe Bird Club

December 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 4079 County Road 9
East Chatham, NY 12060 United States
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Practice your birding skills with the Alan Devoe Bird Club!

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Birding with the Alan Devoe Bird Club

December 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Ooms Conservation Area, 480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Practice your birding skills with the Alan Devoe Bird Club!

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Chatham Winterfest

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Swing by and get warm during Chatham Winterfest at the Columbia Land Conservancy! Come in and shop in our store or bring the kids in to get warm and enjoy a fun nature craft with our education team! Crafting hours will be between 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. but our store will remain open from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

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“On the Pond” Book Signing

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
41 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106, 41 Hudson Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106 United States
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Join Laura Hankin, a local photographer who enjoys taking pictures at Columbia Land Conservancy's public conservation areas. Laura is releasing a new published book called, "On the Pond". The book will feature 100 pages filled with photos she's taken of birds in their natural habitats native to Columbia County. "The extraordinary photographs document moments of wonder and magic in the days of herons and egrets on Columbia Land Conservancy sites." says Laura. You can purchase a book during the signing…

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Winter Ecology Exploration

December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Borden’s Pond Conservation Area, 1628 Route 203
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology team for a leisurely winter ecology walk through the different types of forests at the edge of the Village of Chatham. We will have a look at the common plants (woody and herbaceous) and other signs of life during the “off season” and how they are distributed in the different habitats. This walk is free, but participant number is limited. Please register with Claudia (claudia@hawthornevalleyfarm.org) to reserve your space(s).

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Where The Wild Books Are: Winter Hours CANCELLED

December 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for Where The Wild Books Are, a book club meeting! During this meeting we will be discussing Winter Hours by Mary Oliver.

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January 2020

Winter Tree Walk

January 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Borden’s Pond Conservation Area, 1628 Route 203
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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We'll return to Borden's Pond Conservation Area to learn about how to identify trees in winter.

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January Nature Night

January 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CLC Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Free

Learn about the land you love! January's featured topic is moths.

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Winter Nature Journaling

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
CLC Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Free

Learn the art of keeping a nature journal at this quarterly program that will last through all of 2020!

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Canaan/New Lebanon Woods Forum

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Canaan Protective Fire Company, 2126 Route 295
Canaan, NY United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy, professional foresters, fellow landowners, and other experts for a neighborly discussion about woodland management and conservation options.

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Columbia Land Conservancy
49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037
518.392.5252
info@clctrust.org

 

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