News and Our Environment

Silver Maple Marks a Silver Anniversary

June 26, 2020

Where the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail runs through the town of Gardiner and crosses over Farmer’s Turnpike, there is an area of solstice, shade and, most recently, cause for celebration. […]

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June Species Spotlight- Emerald Ash Borer versus the Tiger Beetle

June 26, 2020

As part of an ongoing series of articles that examine invasive and native species found in our region, here we present the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer versus the Native Tiger […]

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May Species Spotlight- Poison Ivy and Oriental Bittersweet

May 22, 2020

As part of an ongoing series of articles that examine native and invasive species found in our region, here we present Poison Ivy and Oriental Bittersweet Native Species Poison Ivy: Related […]

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Jackie LaPlate, WVLT’s Spring 2020 Intern

May 22, 2020

Meet Jackie LaPlante, Our 2020 SUNY Geography Intern   The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) has been partnering with the SUNY New Paltz Geography Department for several years to provide […]

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Junior Invasive Species Specialist Ben

May 15, 2020

After accidentally stepping on “a grey pokey thing that grows in the water” at Kingston Beach, everything changed for six-year-old Ben in regard to his passion for learning and fighting invasive species. […]

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Celebrating mothers, including Bat Moms!

May 10, 2020

Happy Mother’s Day to some of the most wonderful moms in the natural world: BATS!   Bats tend to have a bad reputation due to being associated with vampires and […]

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Learn about Wildflowers!

May 5, 2020

Spring Wildflower Walk on Joppenbergh Mountain  By Cara Gentry, WVLT Coordinator of Land Stewardship As more of us practice social distancing outdoors, now is the perfect time to also slow […]

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WVLT May Instagram Posts You Might Have Missed

May 1, 2020

Not on Instagram, that is okay! Check out our posts from the Month of May We will update this page weekly.                   […]

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WVLT April Instagram Posts You Might Have Missed

April 27, 2020

Not on Instagram, that is okay! Check out our posts from the Month of April We will update this page weekly.    

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Recipes to try at home! Japanese Knotweed Quiche

April 9, 2020

Stewardship Savories- Cara’s Japanese Knotweed Quiche- My favorite recipe in the “Enchanted Broccoli Forest Cookbook” (part of the Moosewood Cookbook Series by Mollie Katzen) is A Quiche Formula. Rather than giving […]

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WVLT March Instagram Posts You Might Have Missed

April 7, 2020

Not on Instagram, that is okay! Check out our posts from the Month of March We will update this page weekly.   Cara, our Coordinator of Land Stewardship shared with […]

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