Drive: 239 Springtown Rd. , New Paltz, NY 12561
Bike: Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Access at ~mile 10.7 (between the Springtown Bridge and Coffey Rd.)
Bike in (must have your own bike) with the group from:
Bourbon Tasting - Tours - Brunch - Mimosas
So what are lichens, anyway? Explore some lichens and lichen habitats on Joppenbergh with Lynn Bowdery. Lynn has been trying to learn how to identify some of the lichens common in our region. She will try to share what she has learned about these intriguing creatures found on soil, rocks and trees. We might go off the paths depending on what we want to look at. Wear suitable shoes, and bring a strong magnifier or loupe if you have one. Some can be provided. Rain cancels. (Lynn will also be leading the Wildflowers Walk & Talk on 8/24. You can find her bio, above ^.)
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The Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s mission of protecting open space, farms and rail trails is also “good medicine.”
By Arthur Zaczkiewicz, member of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust Board of Directors
In Japan, it’s called “Shinrin-yoku” and it could save your life.
At first blush, putting “open space” and “land conservancies” and “renewable energy” in the same sentence might seem awkward at first. But the role that land trusts play in addressing climate change via renewables can’t be understated, according to a new report from the Land Trust Alliance (LTA): “Reshaping the Future: Renewable Energy and Land Trusts.”
In the 24-page report, researchers said that at this “critical juncture, land trusts can position themselves as both protectors of priority lands, waters, and habitat and as problem-solvers in helping meet renewable energy development needs. As entities that care deeply about the land, land trusts should also care about climate change and renewable energy.”
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