Kingston Forest Sanctuary Opening (in person)

Come experience the new public access amenities designed by the community, enjoy food and music (including an eclectic set from DJ Tinora), and help plant native shrubs and fruit trees! There will also be pumpkin carving, face painting, drumming, and traditional music from Veracruz Mexico – all activities are open for anyone to join.


LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY: If you are arriving by car, you can park in the JFK Elementary School parking lot at 71 Gross St. Kingston and follow signs to the gathering. If you are arriving by foot or bike, you can take the Kingston Greenline / Kingston Point Rail Rail and find the new entrance to the Forest Sanctuary just off the trail in between Rondout Gardens and Delaware Ave. (See map below)

Hudson River Valley Greenway Joint Board Meeting (in person

The Boards of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council an Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley will hold a joint Board

The meeting will feature Greenway business and grant awards for the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Grant Program, Hudson River Valley Conservancy Trails Grant Program, and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Grant Program.

The meeting is open to the public and will adjourn at 12:00 PM. For more information please contact the Greenway at 518-473-3835.

Please note that in order to keep socially distanced, seating will be limited. Masks are recommended and we will have them available.

Fall Kill AquaBlitz 2022 (in person)

The Fall Kill AquaBlitz is a community event that will explore the under-appreciated living things in the Fall Kill. Teams of volunteers will visit a site along the creek to collect data about what is living in this urban stream. Feel free to come anytime between 2pm – 6pm. REGISTER HERE.

Transportation will be provided from Vassar to the Fall Kill stream site.
Volunteers are needed to get in the stream and help our team collect organisms. We will be looking for: fish, bugs, plants, herptiles, algae, and microbes. Boots and nets will be provided. Photos from the AquaBlitz will be uploaded and identifications verified using iNaturalist, the open source data collection app. Use your phone or your favorite camera.
If possible, please download the iNaturalist app on your phone before you arrive. Click here to get to find it in the app store. We will provide instructions on how to use the app to make observations and collect data.

Buttercup Farm Sanctuary Habitat Improvement Day (in person)

Hard to believe but winter isn’t that far away, and there’s a lot of work to be done at the Buttercup Farm Sanctuary in Stanfordville. Join the DLC and Audubon New York on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM as we help to prepare the sanctuary for the winter months by working on the restoration of the habitats of our feathered friends and always needed trail maintenance. Lunch will be provided.

Sap Happy Maple Weekend (in person)

Dutchess County Parks’ popular Sap Happy Maple Weekend returns with tasty, educational, and fun events for all ages in collaboration with the Office for the Aging, Poughkeepsie Public Library, Farmers and Chefs restaurant, and Sean’s Waffles Food Truck from Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27 at Bowdoin Park.

Talk on the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (virtual)

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Dr. Chad Wall, Field Veterinarian for NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, to learn about the current outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, the threat it poses to NYS poultry production, and how we can protect our birds and stop the spread. This event is for Small Production Flocks as well as Backyard/Hobby Flocks. Topics covered include symptoms of the disease, keeping your poultry safe, and what will happen if the disease is found in your flock or a flock near you. The update will leave ample time for Q&A. Register here!

Full Moon Walk

Join the Environmental Cooperative for a moonlight guided walk on the Ecological Preserve! Learn more about the effects of the full moon on local ecology and experience how bright and active the preserve can be at night!

Register here