News and Our Environment

September Species Spotlight: Grapevine and Porcelain Berry

September 15, 2021

As summer transitions into fall, the grapevines begin to ripen in the Hudson Valley. New York has a few different native species of grape (Vitis spp.), with river grape (Vitis […]

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Spotted Lanternfly

September 1, 2021

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect that feeds on and damages indigenous trees as well as many crucial agricultural crops including maple, black walnut, grapes and hops. In addition […]

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When Pollinator Gardens Naturalize

August 17, 2021

By Angela Sisson One measure of a successful, sustainable pollinator garden is when the plants start to spread outside the original area—when the plants naturalize to another nearby location. As […]

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Mines and Cold Air

August 17, 2021

by Cara Gentry During the oppressive heat of the summer, one of the refreshing things one can do is take a walk, run, or bike ride through Rosendale where the […]

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES EMPIRE STATE TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS IN NEW PALTZ

July 28, 2021

7/22/2021 GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES EMPIRE STATE TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS IN NEW PALTZ Project Will Improve 3.5 Additional Miles of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New […]

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WVLT Seeks Volunteers to Map Invasive Species

July 26, 2021

The effort is part of an Open Space Institute (OSI)-funded project to collect data at the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary and Joppenbergh Mountain. Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) intern Marguerite Royo, a […]

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July Species Spotlight: Gypsy Moths and Parasitoid Wasps

July 21, 2021

By Robin Kuehn Invasive species: Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) Lymantria dispar moths (whose new common name is currently under discussion), formerly known as Gypsy Moths, are a hot topic in […]

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Support WVLT and explore aligning your finances with your values

July 16, 2021

Just meet or zoom with WVLT board member Perry Goldschein for 20 minutes. For each 20-minute meeting held by September 15, 2021, Perry will donate $40 to WVLT, up to […]

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Farm Highlight: Willow Pond Sheep Farm

July 15, 2021

The Beauty and Evolution of Seven Meadows: An Interview with Gregory and Janet Abels, and Brent and Carrie Wasser  By Kaitlyn Skees, SUNY New Paltz Student/ Intern   In 2011, […]

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Winter Sowing Produces Summer Plants for Pollinators- WV Pollinator Pathways

July 15, 2021

Submitted by the Wallkill Valley Pollinator Pathway sub-committee chair Angela Sisson   If you’re planting a pollinator garden, you already know that buying container plants can get expensive. A good […]

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June 2021 Species Spotlight: the Native Black Legged Tick and the Invasive Yellow Flag Iris

June 23, 2021

By Robin Kuehn   The Native Black Legged Tick   For many of us, just thinking about the word “ticks” has us itching with that creepy crawly feeling. And for […]

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