MHLC Events 2022 Calendar

Get outside and connect with nature at one of our free events! Check back soon for our 2022 Events Calendar! Our outdoor events take place in our 21 preserves, and we partner with local organizations, naturalists, and experts to bring you an exciting schedule of opportunities to learn and explore. 

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Take MHLC’s 20 Preserve Challenge!
All year-long

Take the 20 Preserve Challenge! Visit all 20 MHLC Preserves (we’re at 21 now!) to receive a limited edition sticker. There’s no rush – this challenge has been extended through 2022! Click below for details.

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The Noses: Art and Environment
Virtual Presentation
Tuesday, January 25 at 6:30 PM
Join MHLC and the Arkell Museum for a fun mix of nature and art that is sure to break the winter doldrums! This free Zoom program brings together Mary Alexander, Curator of Education & Public Engagement at the Arkell Museum, and Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s Conservation Director Sarah Walsh to talk about the special area of the Mohawk River Valley fondly called “The Noses.” Mary will look at art from the Arkell Museum collection featuring the Noses. Sarah will discuss efforts of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy to improve aspects of the environment around the noses, assess wildlife crossings in the area, and the importance of protecting these iconic landscapes for future generations.
Registration is required. Please leave your email address when you register – the link to the Zoom meeting will go to this email address. (This registration link will take you to the Canajoharie Library Events registration page.)

Winter Forest Therapy
Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary
Saturday, February 5 from 10 – 11:30 AM

Ready to unplug, relax, and reconnect with nature? Join MHLC and Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Diane Kavanaugh-Black for a quiet stroll through the Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary. Forest therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. The winter walk will include several invitations for participants to engage more deeply with the specific natural environment.

Health & Wellness Event Sponsor: Stram Center for Integrated Medicine

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Earth Day Story & Hike
Co-Hosted by Bethlehem Public Library
Normans Kill West Preserve (Accessible by CDTA rt. 18)
Friday, April 22  from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Join us at the Normans Kill Preserve in Delmar to celebrate Earth Day! We’ll take a short hike on the preserve trail to explore nature and hear a couple of Earth Day-themed stories along the way. Plus, all of our participants will receive a fun craft to complete at home! Please note masks and social distancing will be required.

(This event is intended for younger children and their families.)

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Looking for something to do right now? Check out MHLC’s Virtual Hikes & Lessons from the Field!


2020 Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt: CLICK HERE to read more and view the gnome photos!

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