The Shaker Swamp Conservancy is an all-volunteer New York State Not-For-Profit corporation, governed by a board of directors. The group’s goal is to raise awareness of the ecological and historical significance of the 495-acre Shaker Swamp, a natural wild tract of land in the center of the Town of New Lebanon.
The SSC is taking the lead in New Lebanon’s efforts to discover how knowledge about medicinal botanicals was transmitted from the Native Americans to the Shaker Society, and then to the Tilden Company. The Tilden Company, the first pharmaceutical company in the US, built its factory adjacent to the Shaker Swamp.
The Conservancy group meets throughout the year to report on the progress of the Project, work on communication with supporters and partners, especially the Columbia Land Conservancy, the Farmscape Ecology Program and landowners, and discuss how best to extract the history of the Swamp, revitalize it and make it public, and provide opportunities for education and recreation.
The next meeting is open to the public, and scheduled for this Saturday, at the New Lebanon Library. The meeting will be followed by a short walk to the swamp area.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3:00pm
Free and open to the public.
New Lebanon Library
550 State Route 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125
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