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December 2019

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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Where The Wild Books Are: The Overstory

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for Where The Wild Books Are, a book club meeting! During this meeting we will be discussing, The Overstory by Richard Powers.

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February 2020

Winter Tracking Workshop

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 4079 County Road 9
East Chatham, NY 12060 United States
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Free

Learn about who wanders the woods with you!

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Nature Night: Befriending Invasive Species

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CLC Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Free

Learn about invasive species!

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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Ooms Conservation Area, 480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join us as we take part in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's annual bird count and help collect important data!

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Amphibian Migration & Road Crossing Training

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Random Harvest Market, 1785 NY-23
Craryville, NY 12521 United States
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How did the salamander cross the road? With your help!
Learn about how to help wildlife during migration.

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Where The Wild Books Are: Eager Beavers Matter

February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for Where The Wild Books Are, a book club meeting! During this meeting we will be discussing Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers by Ben Goldfarb.

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March 2020

Little Explorers: Winter Tracks & Traces

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ooms Conservation Area, 480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join us for Little Explorers, a monthly day program that happens on the first Friday of every month for kids age 2-6! We’ll meet at one of our Conservation Areas, read a story, then go for a short hike and explore nature together.

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Forest Health Workshop

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Copake Grange, 628 Empire Road
Copake, NY 12516 United States
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Free

Learn about forest pests and pathogens!

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Conservation Advisory Council Roundtable

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Claverack Library, 629 Rt 23B
Claverack, NY 12513 United States
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Join CLC and members of local Conservation Advisory Councils (CACs) as they discuss their work and plans for the future. The Roundtable meetings provide a forum for Conservation Advisory Councils (CACs) to gather and share information. We welcome people serving in other kinds of local committees, because not every town or village has a CAC, and other committees may engage in similar work.  Often, residents or local officials join the Roundtable meetings to learn more about CACs. Newcomers are always…

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Nature Night – Farming

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join us for our March Nature Night where we’ll be hearing from Sarah Chase and Jordan Schmidt of Chaseholm Farm.

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Pancake Breakfast – CANCELLED

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
AB Shaw Fire Company, 67 Route 23
Claverack, NY United States
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Free

It's the tastiest day of the year - CLC's Pancake Breakfast for supporters!

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Using the Columbia County Natural Resources Inventory Workshop – POSTPONED

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Churchtown Fire Hall, 2219 County Route 27
Hudson, NY 12534 United States
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This event has been postponed. We will continue to monitor the impact of covid-19, and will update this event with news about rescheduling.  Join other local officials and get started with using the Columbia County Natural Resources Inventory and online maps. Sponsored by: The Columbia County Environmental Management Council, Columbia County Planning Department, CLC, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell. Who should attend?  This is a land-use training workshop for municipal officials, including members of town boards, planning…

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Birding with the Alan Devoe Bird Club – CANCELLED

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Greenport Conservation Area, 319 Joslen Blvd
Greenport, NY 12534 United States
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Practice your birding skills with the Alan Devoe Bird Club!

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Using the Columbia County Natural Resources Inventory Workshop – POSTPONED

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tri Village Fire Company, 111 Co Rd 13
Old Chatham, NY 12136 United States
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This event has been postponed.

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

 

 

 

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