News and Our Environment

Job Opening: Stewardship Assistant

June 23, 2022

Position Description: Stewardship Assistant With an office in New Paltz, NY, approximately 90 miles north of New York City, the Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) is a nationally accredited land […]

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Species Spotlight: Garlic Mustard and Mayapple

May 23, 2022

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Garlic mustard is a much discussed and hated perennial herb. The first known report of it growing in the USA is from 1868 on Long Island […]

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Foragers & Herbalists: Pansotti (pot-bellied ravioli) stuffed with foraged stinging nettle & garlic mustard 

May 23, 2022

By Merrie Witkin  When I started writing this column, stinging nettles (urtica dioica) were not anywhere  on my radar. But I am blessed with an eagle-eyed gardener who knows his […]

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Commuting on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

May 20, 2022

by Jay Porcelli About once a week, during the warmer months of the year, Cara gets on her bicycle and rides to work on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Her […]

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The Pollinator Gardener: Pollinator Meadow in Gardiner

May 20, 2022

By Angela Sisson Last year the Gardiner Gazette printed an article about the new Wallkill Valley Pollinator Pathway (Winter 2021 issue). When Chris Vultaggio read the article he became intrigued. […]

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Pollinator Bookshelf: The Pollinator Victory Garden

May 20, 2022

The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening (2020) The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat […]

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SUNY New Paltz Journalism Students Choose Wallkill Valley Land Trust for Subject of Documentary

May 17, 2022

Digital Media Production Majors at SUNY New Paltz created a short documentary featuring the Wallkill Valley Land Trust for their senior capstone project. The students were inspired by WVLT’s local […]

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Recent Storms Spotlight Funding Needs of WVLT

May 4, 2022

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) reports that a section of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail will remain closed for the time being in Rosendale. NEW PALTZ — Climate change […]

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Species Spotlight: Bradford Pear and Flowering Dogwood

April 26, 2022

by Kim Stever Bradford Pear; Pyrus calleryana The Bradford Pear (or Callery Pear) tree was heavily favored as an ornamental planting starting in the 1960’s but the path which brought […]

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Pollinator Webinars

April 26, 2022

A webinar from the Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve: April 28 @ 7:00-8:00pm ET ($15) Diversify Your Lawn: Transforming your Lawn into a Rich Tapestry of Native Plants with Anna Fialkoff  […]

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Foragers & Herbalists: Orzotto with Fresh Greens

April 25, 2022

by Merrie Witkin Orzotto verde con Piselli (Barley cooked risotto-style with fresh greens and peas)  I had hoped that this column would be all about ramps, the wild leek that […]

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The Pollinator Bookshelf: Attracting Native Pollinators

April 25, 2022

The Pollinator Bookshelf is a new feature in Field Notes. Each month we’ll introduce different book and author.  Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies […]

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