preserving open space in ulster county
to benefit present and future generations
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Please join us at our Conservation Celebration
this year at the

Coppersea Distillery

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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:

Hudson Valley RT/Lowe's Rte. 299 (meets at 10:15 am) - sign up! 
Wallkill Valley RT at Mulberry St., New Paltz ~mile 8.8 (meets at 10:30 am) - sign up!
Wallkill Valley RT ~mile 2.25 at Gardiner Main St. (meets at 10 am) - sign up!
Rosendale Trestle / Binnewater Parking Lot ~mile 15.45 (meets at 10:15 am) - sign up! 

Bourbon Tasting - Tours - Brunch - Mimosas

Raffles - Yard Games - Bicycle Demos - Face Painting
WVLT Members - $100
Non-Members - $125 (remember, it is only $50 to become a Member!)
Minors (Under 21) - $50
Accompanied Children (Under 12) - Free  
All Walks and Talks are FREE for WVLT Members, $5 suggested donation for the general public unless otherwise noted.
PLEASE RSVP for Walks & Talks by clicking the Sign Up Button next to each walk or by calling: 845-255-2761.

  

SATURDAY, 10/26 button sign up
10:00am - 12:00pm
Exploring Lichens on Joppenbergh Mountain with Lynn Bowdery 
Meet at Willow Kiln Park, behind the Rosendale Theatre

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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Have an idea for a Walk & Talk? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office: 845-255-2761.

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Thank you everyone who attended, donated auction items or goods for this event:

Alternative Baker, Barbara Masterson, Community Compost Company, Dennis Douglas, Dressel Farms, Fox & Hound Wine & Spirits, Fred Mayo, Gardiner Brewing Company, Gardiner Liquid Merchantile, Glorie Orchards, G. Steve Jordan, Hardie Truesdale, Harvest Real Food Catering, Hudson Valley Drones, Hudson Valley Audio Visual, Huguenot Street Farm, Ignite Fitness, In Good Taste Spirit Shop, Inn at Kettleboro, Iza Trapani, Jenkins-Leuken Orchards, Jim and Mary Ottaway, Joan Barker, John Fischer Photography, José Moreno-Lacalle, Karl Family Farms, Keegan Ales, Kettleborough Cider House, Kiernan Farm, Matt Gillis Photography, Meadowscent Florist, Michael Gold/The Corporate Image, Old Ford Farm, Paws of Distinction, Phillies Bridge Farm Project, Rob Hare Furniture Maker, Sav-on Party Central, Storefront Gallery, SUNY New Paltz, Taliaferro Farms, Tantillo's Farm, Whitecliff Vineyards and Yard Owl...plus our volunteers! YOU make a difference!

On October 14, 2012, we honored Bob Taylor with our Annual Conservation Award at Apple Greens Golf Course with a banquet and over 100 people.
Thank you Bob for your years of dedication to protecting open space!


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WVLT Vice President, Robert Witkowski with Bob Taylor and Christine DeBoer, Executive Director

On Sunday, October 5th, we honored  Glenn Hoagland with our 2014 Conservation Award!

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On Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at the Hare East Easement we honored Joan Burroughs with our annual Conservation Award.HareProperty2013 Chairs2WEB

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Joan has long been an advocate for open space protection.  As the great-granddaughter of Naturalist John Burroughs, she has maintained his legacy of conservation and protection of the natural world and spearheaded the four-year State and privately funded project to restore and expand hiking trails at Slabsides.  

She is currently on the board of directors at the John Burroughs Association.

This year's Honorary Committee included: Bob Anderberg, Anne Bienstock and Russell Gilmore, Peter Bienstock, Allan and Lynn Bowdery, Patricia and Richard Brooks, Donald Christian, Mary Collins, Glenn Hoagland, Jim Hoover, Sandra Hutton, John Jacobs, Cara Lee,  Jay LeFevre, John Jacobs, Paul Kellar, Ron Knapp, Annie O'Neill, Steve Rosenberg, Angela Sisson and Johanna Sokolov, Vivian and John Wadlin.

 

Make a donation today in honor of Joan.