Promoting Wise Management of Natural Resources in Greene County, New York Since 1961

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties has been hosting the Environmental Awareness Days for over 40 years, and the GCSWCD is pleased to be involved in this multi-topic, environmentally-focused field trip for local 6th grade students.

The 49th Annual Environmental Awareness Days were held on September 10 & 11, 2019 at the Siuslaw Model Forest. The GCSWCD education station conducted experiments using a floodplain model which tested different types of headwater surfaces (wetlands, pavement, and pavement with a retention pond) and initiated a discussion on stormwater runoff. 

Highlights from the 2019 Environmental Awareness Days:

  • All About Trees
  • Water Quality
  • Floodplain Model
  • Vermicomposting
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Monarchs

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