Tag: Columbia Land Conservancy

Columbia Land Conservancy Floating Fridays, Jul 16 & 23

Join Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) for two Floating Friday events on July 16 and July 23. At each, you will explore Meizinger Lake at Hand Hollow, and help clear invasive water chestnuts.

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Things to bring: Kayak/canoe/boat, gloves that can get wet

DATE/TIMEFridays, July 16 & 23, 2021 / 9am – 12pm 

LOCATION: Hand Hollow Conservation Area
451 Gale Hill Road,
East Chatham, NY 12060
Meet at the Gale Hill Road entrance

COST/REGISTRATIONFREE / Space is limited
Register as soon as possible by emailing JJ Kathe at jj.kathe@clctrust.org. Please include which volunteer event you would like to volunteer for in your email.

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Columbia Land Conservancy Music at Overmountain Conservation Area w/ Twisted Pine, Jul 17

In partnership with Sustain Music and Nature, the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) is hosting a Trail Session Hike & Concert on July 17th. Twisted Pine, an Americana funk band and NPR favorite, will perform on July 17 at Overmountain Conservation Area. Educational hike starts at 2:00 p.m., followed by the concert at 3:00 p.m.
Space is limited, so don’t delay your ticket purchase!

DATE/TIMESaturday, July 17, 2021 / 2pm 

LOCATION: Overmountain Conservation Area (Kite Hill Trailhead)
Ancramdale, NY
Note the road where the Kite Hill entrance is located variously appears as Cattalino, Catalano, Catalonus, and other alternate spellings, depending on which map service used. The name on the road sign is Catalano.

COST/REGISTRATIONDonation Based: $5 – $75. Kids are free
Space is Limited. Click here to purchase

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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night: Gardening for Pollinators, Apr 15

Can’t tell a milkweed from a monarda? Want to attract pollinators to your yard, but aren’t sure where to start? Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Tim Kennelty to learn more about how to create pollinator habitat!

Pollinators including bees, butterflies, moths, flies and beetles provide an ecological service that is essential to the health of our environment. Yet with habitat loss, climate change, and the increase of invasive species, the threat to pollinators has never been greater. This talk will provide an introduction to the basics on pollinators, as well as the plants you can incorporate into your garden to support them.

Tim Kennelty is a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteer through Cornell Cooperative Extension. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Land Conservancy. He has gardened in Columbia County for more than 30 years and has developed a passion for preserving native species and combating exotic invasive plants.  He has been involved in a multi-year habitat restoration project at the Siegel-Kline Kill public conservation area in Ghent, New York.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 15, 2021 / 5:30 – 7pm 

LOCATION: Virtual event will be held on Zoom

COST/REGISTRATION: Free
Pre-register to receive the login information. Click here to register.

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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night Discussion, Jan 21

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy staff and Becca Rodomsky-Bish, Project Leader at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and learn about the common birds around Columbia County in winter and how you can help scientists by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) coming up in February. Becca will discuss the importance of the data collected during the GBBC and how scientists are using it to better understand bird populations. There will be an overview of how to use eBird to collect the data that weekend and all year long.

Becca Rodomsky-Bish is Project Leader for Nest Quest Go! and Great Backyard Bird Count at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Her background is in environmental education and she feels her work with the GBBC is a great way to engage backyard bird watchers and help guide people in creating bird-friendly home and yards. She has an M.S. in Environmental studies from Antioch University.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 21, 2021 / 5:30 – 7:30pm 

LOCATION: This virtual event will be held on Zoom. 

COST/REGISTRATION: Free
You must pre-register to receive the login information. Click here to register.

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What’s Happening Outside w/ Columbia Land Conservancy

The Columbia Land Conservancy has been great about keeping us updated on outdoor activities. Here’s a recent sampling:

unnamedBobolinks Are Back

Visit Ooms and Overmountain Conservation Areas and you may hear a familiar call – the bobolink! Back in Columbia County for the summer, these birds are here to nest and love the grasslands, so it’s more important now than ever to keep your dog on a leash while visiting these places.

Grazing at Overmountainunnamed (1)

You may see some new visitors at Overmountain Conservation Area! CLC is leasing land to Cowberry Crossing Farm who are grazing sheep there. The grazing helps to maintain historic pasture and improve habitat for wildlife.

The Fish Are Biting!unnamed (2)

It’s that time of year again – fishing season! Whether you’re fishing for bass, trout, or just want to wet a line, several CLC Public Conservation Areas offer fishing for your enjoyment. Permits are now being offered online.

unnamed (3)Hike Five Challenge

Fun for friends, family, with your pet, or solo – hike at least five of our Public Conservation Areas and we’ll send you a prize! Click here to learn more.

 

LOCATION: Columbia Land Conservancy Office
49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

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