MHLC Events Calendar

2017 is MHLC’s silver anniversary, and we are celebrating with a busy year of exciting indoor and outdoor events! 
Take a look at the schedule below, and register early to save your spot.

For outdoor events, we advise participants to wear long pants, waterproof hiking boots, a hat, apply sunscreen & bug spray, & bring water & snacks.

Register Today for an Event!

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rail Trail with Ondatra Adventures
Sunday, July 9, 2017
1 PM to 4 PM
Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail, Meet at MHLC Office at 425 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY at 12:45 PM.

Step outside and immerse yourself in the world of plants! We don’t need to travel far to find some amazing species. In fact, many plants that are considered “weeds” are our most powerful and nutritional allies.

Join Dave Muska of Ondatra Adventures to learn about the many edible and medicinal plants that inhabit our cities and backyards. 


25th Anniversary Hike-a-Thon
Saturday, July 22, 2017
10 AM

All MHLC Preserves
Keystone Event of MHLC’s 25th Year!
Learn more and design your own day of hiking with the Hike-a-Thon: Click here!

Join hikers across the Capital Region as we celebrate the outdoors and our love of hiking! Find the special hike (or hikes) that best fits you and your family, and participate in a regional movement to get outside and explore the landscapes of the Capital Region. This will be the perfect day to check off more than one micro-adventure on your Capital Region Nature Passport!


Stewardship Work Day with MHLC Staff

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Time and Location TBD


Family Wilderness Craft Program with Ondatra Adventures
Sunday, August 20, 2017

1 PM to 4 PM
Van Dyke Preserve, Delmar, NY
Meet at 12:45 PM at Van Dyke Preserve.

Join Dave Muska of Ondatra Adventures for this family-friendly workshop. In this class, we’ll make useful and beautiful craft items from the landscape. Be prepared to hear stories, learn natural history, and have fun. You’ll bring home your crafts as a memento of the day. This workshop is also being offered in May at Normans Kill West Preserve.


Van Dyke Preserve Painters’ Delight
Sunday, September 17, 2017

1:30 PM
Van Dyke Preserve, Delmar, NY


Ashford Glen Walk
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

10 AM
Ashford Glen Preserve, Schenectady, NY


25 Years of Conservation: A Celebration 
Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:30 PM
Thacher Park Center, Voorheesville, NY


Normans Kill East and West: A Hike
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10 AM 
Normans Kill Preserves, Bethlehem, NY


Fox Preserve Opening
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time TBD


Conservation Easements 101
Saturday, November 4, 2017
1 to 4 PM
Schenectady, NY
Want to learn how to conserve your land? Come tour a passive solar house and meet with landowners who have conserved their land with MHLC. All landowners are invited, and questions are welcomed.


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