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Thursday June 17, 2021
 
9:00 AM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112438.html
Contact  Stacy Preusser
stacy.preusser@dec.ny.gov

NYSDEC is seeking volunteers to assist with invasive plant removal at Doodletown Wildlife Management Area in the Town of Ancram, Columbia County, on June 16th and 17th from 9 am to 3 pm. The goal is to limit invasive plants such as barberry, autumn olive, and invasive honeysuckle that may colonize habitat being restored for New England cottontail, New York’s only native rabbit. Habitat restoration is a method used to help stabilize New England cottontail populations, which is under threat due to habitat loss and competition from non-native Eastern cottontail.

Volunteers are asked to meet approximately 1.5 miles up Westfall Road, Ancram NY (look for the kiosk and yellow gate), please note this area has poor cell phone coverage. Also wear clothes suitable for working in briars, bring tick deterrent spray, and your own snacks and water. Volunteers will be taught to identify and remove invasive plants. In the event of heavy rain, we will reschedule for 6/23 and 6/24.

Please contact Stacy Preusser: 518-949-5903 (voice message or text) or email: stacy.preusser@dec.ny.gov 


1:00 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Monarch butterfly populations are declining at an alarming rate. These migrating pollinators face many perils on their trip to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Pesticides and other factors are also contributing to their decrease. Come join DEC staff for a presentation about the monarch's challenges and how you can help. Then join us in the field to count these insects in support of the Citizen/Community Science Monarch Larva Monitoring Program (MLMP). Meet at the new pavilion by the Natures Accessible Backyard Trail kiosk. Weekly surveying will commence after the training through October 14. Go to monarchjointventure.org/mlmp to learn about the project.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 518-475-0291 by the Monday prior to register. 

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in compliance with guidance from New York State, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn throughout guided programs, while at a roving program, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.  


 

DEC to Open a New Archery Facility in Wilton
 
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be holding an event with partners to announce the opening of a new archery facility at the former Parcel 45 Wildlife Management Area in the town of Wilton.
 
When: Thursday, June 17, 1 P.M. ET
 
Where: DEC’s former Parcel 45 Wildlife Management Area, 3099 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
 
Additional Information: Event will include archery demonstrations.

4:30 PM
https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. We’ll meet in front of the visitor center to head out on an adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as you’d like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K–5 and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by the Monday prior to register.

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, and in compliance with guidance from New York State, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn throughout guided programs, while at a roving program, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.  


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