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Event Details:
Spring in Spruceton Photography Walk
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 (8:00am-12:30pm)
West Kill Community Hall parking lot
141 Spruceton Road, West Kill, NY

Event Information:
You are registered for a guided photography walk with Francis X. Driscoll along the Westkill Stream in the Spruceton Valley area of Lexington. Fran will show how he has gotten some of his award-winning shots. This will include hands-on instruction, in the field, with camera settings, composition, exposure, depth of field, etc. With emphasis on enjoying and capturing the beauty around us. Participants will meet at the West Kill Community Hall parking lot to carpool to the location, as parking space is limited at the trailhead. The photography walk will wrap up around noon and then carpool back to the West Kill Community Hall.

Reminders:
This is an outdoor event, so attendees should dress for the weather, bring a filled water bottle and snacks (as needed), and wear appropriate footwear for walking on a trail. All camera types, including cell phones and tablets, are welcome. Space is limited with this event. If you are no longer planning to attend, please contact 518-622-3620 x104 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to cancel your registration so that someone else may sign up.

Rain Date:
In the event of rain or other inclement weather, this event will be postponed until Sunday, May 12th, and you will be notified by e-mail.

Event Date May 4, 2019 8:00am
Event End Date May 4, 2019 12:30pm
Cut off date May 2, 2019 11:55pm

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Arresting the Floodwaters: Hold your Ground with Native Plants
Saturday, May 4, 2019 (2:00pm-4:00pm)
Mountain Top Library
6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY

Event Information:
We used to say “it rained.” Now we refer to “rain events.” We’ve all seen wet weather cause erosion and flooding. Through a slide presentation and guided walk, author and landscape designer Carolyn Summers will present information on ways to harness wet weather to beautify landscapes, create better wildlife habitat, and prevent erosion.

Reminders:
This is a space limited event. If you are no longer planning to attend, please contact 518-622-3620 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to cancel your registration.

Event Date May 4, 2019 2:00pm
Event End Date May 4, 2019 4:00pm
Cut off date May 2, 2019 11:55pm

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Birds along the Batavia Kill - a Bird and Nature Discovery Walk
Sunday, May 5, 2019 (7:30am-11:00am)
Windham Path - Use Route 23 parking area
Route 23, Windham, NY

Event Information:
Join Larry Federman, president of the Northern Catskills Audubon Society and former Education Coordinator for 3 Audubon sanctuaries, on a bird walk at the Windham Path. On the walk we’ll identify, by sight and sound, the birds that call this important habitat home, as well as look for migrants passing through to their northern breeding territories. We’ll also talk about critters and plants that we encounter on the walk.

Reminders:
This is an outdoor event. Bring binoculars and water, and wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear (no flip-flops please).

Event Date May 5, 2019 7:30am
Event End Date May 5, 2019 11:00am
Cut off date May 2, 2019 11:55pm

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Planting Hope: The Work of the CCC in the Catskills
Thursday, May 9, 2019 (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Windham Civic Center
5379 Main Street, Windham, NY

Event Information:
Join Diane Galusha, author of several books of regional history and president of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, for an illustrated talk of the New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC was created in 1933 by an Executive Order signed by newly-elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A federally-sponsored program for unemployed men from 17 to 25 years of age, its aim was to assist Depression-stricken families and at the same time conduct conservation projects to reverse decades of environmental degradation, improve public lands and develop parks, trails and campgrounds for public enjoyment. This talk is based on Galusha's book, Another Day, Another Dollar: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Catskills, which was published in 2008 by Black Dome Press, formerly of Hensonville. The book features a Forward by noted environmental writer, scholar and activist Bill McKibben. Copies will be available for purchase.

Event Date May 9, 2019 6:30pm
Event End Date May 9, 2019 7:30pm
Cut off date May 8, 2019 11:55pm

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Glacial Geology of the Schoharie Creek Valley
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (1:00pm-2:00pm)
Zadock Pratt Museum
14540 Main Street, Prattsville, NY

Event Information:
Lecture from 1:00pm-2:00pm: Join Robert and Johanna Titus for a lecture on the glacial geology of the Schoharie Creek Valley. During the middle of the Ice Age, there was an advance of the ice that flooded the Schoharie Creek Valley. One mass of ice invaded from the east through Kaaterskill Clove, the other through Middleburgh. When all this ice melted away, a host of ice age landscape features were left behind.
(Optional) Pratt Rock Hike from 2:15pm-4:00pm: Our hike up nearby Pratt Rock will allow us to see typical ice age features of the glaciation of the Schoharie Creek Valley. The ledge at the top of Pratt Rock has been planed off and striated by the passage of the ice. The valley below was once the floor of Glacial Lake Grand Gorge. Following the lecture at the Zadock Pratt Museum, hike participants will carpool to Pratt Rock. The hike is limited to 15 registered attendees. In the event of rain or other inclement weather, the hike will be postponed until Saturday, May 18th. This is an outdoor hike, so attendees should dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Reminders:
This event is space limited. If you are no longer planning to attend, please contact 518-622-3620 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to cancel your registration.

Event Date May 11, 2019 1:00pm
Event End Date May 11, 2019 2:00pm
Cut off date May 9, 2019 11:55pm

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