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February 11, 2017

Snowshoe Hike at Ingalls Preserve (February 11, 2017 10:00 am)

Join the Ingalls Preserve steward for a mid-winter trail walk along the brook and into the uplands. We’ll snowshoe if nature allows and walk otherwise, looking for signs of activity. If we’re lucky a barred owl may call or even fly overhead! Perhaps a short side trip to see the remnant of an old homestead, and some more speculation about the mysterious 9-foot square stone foundation. The trails may be icy or muddy, are steep and rocky in places, and we‘ll cover about 2.5 miles.

$5 and free for members.

To register Online Click HERE or

Call Peter Wood at 518-378-1361


Learn more about our Robert Ingalls Preserve HERE.

February 16, 2017

Hoosick Falls–Community Meeting for Conservation Plan (February 16, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

What do you love about living in Rensselaer County? The Rensselaer Land Trust wants to hear what places in Rensselaer County are important to you, and why. The Land Trust has received funding to develop a Conservation Plan for Rensselaer County that will identify the most important places to preserve for future generations. We are holding four Community Values Meetings around the County to gather local input from communities and residents on lands they value for recreation, scenic views, natural resources, wildlife, and quality of life.  Landowners, business owners, hikers, cyclists, hunters, skiers, snowmobilers, realtors, and anyone interested in the future of Rensselaer County’s landscapes and resources are encouraged to attend.  Come to one of the meetings to make sure your values help guide the Conservation Plan.

Community values meetings Schedule

Hoosick Falls–RSVP HERE
Thursday, February 16 • 6 - 8:30 pm
Location: HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church Street


East Greenbush RSVP HERE
Thursday, March 2 • 6 - 8:30 pm
Location: East Greenbush Library


Valley Falls   RSVP HERE
Saturday, March 18 • 10 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Valley Falls Community Hall


Monday, April 3 • 5:30 - 8 pm
Location: RPI Cultural Center and Chapel

Light refreshments will be served, plus pizza at evening meetings and bagels at the Saturday meeting.

Questions: 518-659-5263.

Can’t make a meeting? Check out our online survey later this spring at

The Community Values Meetings will be led in partnership with Cornell University Department of Natural Resources, with funding from the Hudson River Valley Greenway and from the Environmental Protection Fund through the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and the NYS Conservation Partnership Program.


February 20, 2017

Snowshoe Class at Kinderhook Creek Nature Preserve (February 20, 2017 10:00 am)

Want to gain confidence on your snowshoes?  Learn the best techniques and see the beauty of the Kinderhook Creek Nature Preserve in winter. 

Limited to 10 people.  Cost $10 per person. 

Participants need to bring their own snowshoes. 

Class led by Adirondack Guide Fred McCagg. 

Register online HERE

Or call Peter Wood at 518-378-1361

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