You may notice a number of surveying flags and some burnt-looking grass along the Yellow Trail at Greenport. CLC is participating in an Environmental Management and Monitoring Alliance (EMMA) network study on non-chemical treatment of invasive Japanese stiltgrass. Several methods of treatments are being tested, including hand-pulling, weed whacking, crushing, and flame weeding. Data on the effectiveness of the treatments will be collected in and will help land managers across the Hudson River Valley make resource decisions about treating large areas infested with stiltgrass.
During your travels at Ooms Conservation Area, you may have noticed the boardwalk is in need of repairs and is closed. We are excited to share that CLC has received a grant of $100,000 from the Land Trust Alliance’s Conservation Partnership Program to replace the boardwalk at Ooms with a better, more durable structure designed to last for decades. This boardwalk will be the centerpiece of a multi-phase capital project that we anticipate will require significant support to fully realize. Learn more about this project and how you can help by clicking here!
CLC is working with volunteers, contractors, and scientists to transform a corn field into habitat for native pollinators and regionally rare grassland bird species like the bobolink and savannah sparrow. This restoration area is close to the Kite Hill parking lot on Catalano Road. Please stay on trails as young plants are fragile.