A work day to celebrate Earth Day!
Each April, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy joins the global observation of the birth of the modern environmental movement with a series of Earth Day events. This year, to kick-off our month-long celebration, MHLC staff, along with Preserve Steward Marilyn Fancher, embarked upon a special team excursion on Wednesday, April 4th, to tour the property slated to be our newest Bethlehem preserve (look for our big announcement this fall!) and tidy the lands of one of our newest acquisitions: the Fisher Boulevard property.
We enjoyed a brisk spring morning, complete with birdsong and new buds, while hiking through the forests of Bethlehem followed by litter pickup at our Fisher Boulevard property, in the Towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland. This land, protected by MHLC in 2018, increased the conserved land of Five Rivers by 35 acres, and is not yet open to the public. During the winter months, the roadside had accumulated a significant amount of litter discarded by Kenwood Avenue drivers. Within an hour we were able to fill several buckets and three trash bags with debris.
The morning concluded with a welcome lunch for new staff member, Carrie Stickan. Read more about Carrie in our recent blog post.
Get involved… volunteer with MHLC!
Does this outing sound like fun? If so, consider enlisting with MHLC as a volunteer! Join more than 150 other community members of all ages and backgrounds who are helping to protect open spaces by donating their time, energy and expertise. Visit the Volunteer Calendar page for a list of upcoming opportunities and more information about becoming a volunteer!
Register today for our next volunteer event, Earth Day Volunteer Morning: Bennett Hill Preserve Trailwork, Saturday, April 20, 9 AM-12 PM; and for families with young children, sign up for Earth Day Exploration: Storytime, Crafts and a Hike at the Rail Trail, Thursday April 25, 10 AM-12 PM.