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Normans Kill Ferns: A guest post by Aengus Gillespie

Hi! I’m Aengus Gillespie, rising Albany High School senior and volunteer Preserve Steward of the Normans Kill Preserves which are uniquely situated in the heart of an urban area, at the literal bridge between South Albany and Delmar.Read the rest

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Wonderous World of Mushrooms

With rainy days and plenty of humid, warm temperatures, it’s been a banner year for mushrooms – so here are some basics for the curious preserve traveler.Read the rest

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Salamanders Rejoice! Heldeberg Workshop Protected Forever

After more than ten years of work, the final piece of the Helderberg Conservation Corridor–the 237-acre Heldeberg Workshop–has been protected.Read the rest

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Support the Preservation of the Stony Creek Reservoir

The Stony Creek Reservoir—located between Grooms and Crescent Roads, east of Vischer Ferry Road—is nearly 1,000 acres of forested land and almost 365 acres of freshwater.Read the rest

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Hop on the Nature Bus!

Jump on board in the morning and spend your Saturday walking trails in the woods at Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy preserves, exploring trees of the world at Pine Hollow Arboretum, or visiting Five Rivers for outdoor education opportunities.Read the rest

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Meet MHLC: Sarah Carroll, Board Chair

If you’ve joined a workday or attended an MHLC event lately, you’ve probably had the chance to meet Sarah Carroll.Read the rest

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2020 Annual Report – New Presentation Format

VIEW REPORT

In place of our traditional printed report, please enjoy this dynamic presentation that summarizes all the accomplishments made possible by your support.Read the rest

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Nature & Well-Being: A Guest Post by Allie Middleton

The other day while hiking at Wolf Creek Falls, we came upon the frozen creek and several sets of beautiful waterfalls, each creating magical myriad designs reminding us of the enchanted images and shapes from childhood fairy tales and primordial mythologies. Read the rest

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Visit Switzkill Farm

History of the Land

The property, originally a part of the Manor Rensselaerwyck, was a game farm until 1976 when it was purchased by the New School University.Read the rest

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Brighten Winter Days with Birds

As we head into what is being called the ‘dark winter,’ why not brighten your days at home with birds!Read the rest

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Suggested MHLC Preserves for XC Skiing: Guest Post by Robert Frederick

There are many great trails for XC skiing at the MHLC Preserves!Read the rest

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Bender Melon Farm Success!

We are so thrilled to announce our purchase of the Bender Melon Farm!Read the rest

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MHLC Land Success: Conservation Easement on Picard’s Grove

The fate of this 86-acre iconic landscape at the base of the Helderberg Escarpment hung in the balance when owner Jeanne Picard Fish was declared incapacitated last December.Read the rest

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Welcome to the Touhey Family Preserve!

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is thrilled to announce the opening of our 20th preserve, the Touhey Family Preserve, located at 911 Delaware Ave in Delmar.Read the rest

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Important Update on Bender Melon Farm

We are at a very exciting point with the Bender Melon Farm project.Read the rest

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Collecting Bird Data at Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve

Earlier this summer, Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve landowner Jeff Leon placed a receiver station on his property to collect data on migrating birds.Read the rest

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Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt a Success!

 

Despite temperatures in the 90s and amidst a backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, MHLC hosted its annual hike-a-thon event with a special twist.Read the rest

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ART on the Rail Trail: New Installation by Susan Togut

The ART on the Rail Trail committee is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the trail’s public art collection created by artist Susan Togut.Read the rest

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Staying Connected in an Unprecedented Time

During this time of remaining physically and socially distant, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is still thinking of ways to connect habitats and wildlife across the landscape, and we are thrilled to announce our newest conservation partnership towards this mission.Read the rest

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MHLC receives NAWCA grant for Heldeberg Workshop!

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is proud to announce the recent award of $100,000 from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant (NAWCA) to support the acquisition of a conservation easement on the Heldeberg Workshop property in New Scotland.

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