Tag: Columbia Land Conservancy

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:

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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.

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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.

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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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Support Our Farming Community

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The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) has some great ideas to support our farming community during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those ideas is purchasing food from local farms.

New York State considers farms and farmers markets to be essential during this time. Local farms are still open, but you may have to be flexible to purchase their products. Find your favorite farms online or call to see if they are taking pre-orders for pick up or offering delivery services while we all practice social distancing. CLC has created a directory of Columbia County Farms to find available local farm products.

Another idea is to sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share. CSA memberships offset some of a farmer’s early operational costs and allow them to invest in their growing season, while you enjoy fresh food as it is ready for harvest. Click here to find a CSA near you.

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518.392.5252

 

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Columbia Land Conservancy Offers Free Online Activities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CLC is working to create new virtual content offerings.

April Little Explorers: Virtual Vernal Pool Exploration!

Follow along with Heidi Bock, CLC’s Conservation Education Manager, as she explores the vernal pools at Harris Conservation Area!

Click here to listen to A Salamander’s Life by John Himmelman

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CLC Events Cancelled, Outdoor Conservation Areas Remain Open

Hopefully by now you are heading the Government’s recommendations to stay home and maintain social distance. With so many places closed and events cancelled, finding things to do is tricky. Columbia County Current will do our best to find safe activities to share. 
The Columbia Land Conservancy released the following regarding updates, as well as the news that Conservation Areas are open.
  • All events are cancelled through March 31. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates on our website as more information is available. The quickest way to find out if an event will be cancelled or not is to check out clctrust.org/events frequently.

  • The CLC office is closed through March 31. Need to contact a staff member? Visit our website, email info@clctrust.org, or call 518.392.5252 and leave a voicemail.

  • Public Conservation Areas and trails remain open, dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Getting outside and enjoying nature is a great way to combat feelings of stress and anxiety during times like these. Please practice social distancing while hiking to stay safe.

  • We’re here to help. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and our blog, The Outside Story, where we’ll be sharing resources and leading virtual walks. Stay tuned for an announcement later this week!

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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night Discussion, Mar 12

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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for the March Nature Night with Sarah Chase and Jordan Schmidt of Chaseholm Farm on Thursday, March 12.

This farmer-nutritionist duo will discuss their holistic management practices on their organic grass-fed dairy in Pine Plains where they tend not only to the cows but also to the grass that feeds them and the soil that feeds the grass. They will share more on this grass and soil-based focus and discuss the important correlation between regenerative agriculture and good nutrition.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 12, 2020 / 5:30 – 7:30pm 

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

COST/REGISTRATION: Free
Pre-register at https://clctrust.org.

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