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May 7, 2022

First Saturday Hiking Series - Palmer Road Preserve (May 7, 2022 9:00 am - 10:30 am)

Join Us for a New First Staurday Hiking Series May 7, 2022!

Location: Plamer Road Preserve

When: The first Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

What: Each month we will explore a different protected property owned by Rensselaer Land Trust. Guided hikes will be led by one of RLT's volunteer land stewards

 
Details: No registration required. Rain, snow, or shine. Wear appropriate outerwear for the weather. If it's snowy or icy, come prepared with crampons or snowshoes. Each month's featured location will be shared via e-news, RLT's website, and social media sites. The hike length of time will be determined by leader and the group as everyone sees fit.
 

Hike leader: Bob Simoni, RLT Preserve Steward

Location: The entrance to Palmer Road Preserve is located just beyond the cul-de-sac at the end of Thoroughbred Drive, East Greenbush. RLT’s Palmer Road Preserve is a 57-acre protected area which features forested hills and ravines and a 12-acre wetland supplied by the Moordener Kill, whose headwaters pass through the Preserve. The Preserve features a 1-mile loop trail system. To learn more about Palmer Road Preserve click here.

 

May 14, 2022

Call for Volunteers: Invasive Species Management - Garlic Mustard (May 14, 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Call for Volunteers: Invasive Species Management - Garlic Mustard


Join us for an hour or four hours - any time you can share would be appreciated! You'll be pulling garlic mustard plants with your hands, so bring a pair of work gloves. Light refreshments will be provided.

Garlic mustard is an invasive plant common to the Eastern and Midwestern United States. It is harmful to RLT's nature preserves because it secretes a chemical into the soil that deters the growth of other plants and decreases competition. It may also hinder beneficial soil fungi which help tree roots take up water and nutri

 

 

 

 

 
Featherweald Preserve, Cambridge
May 14 • 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Address: 187 County Route 59, Cambridge, NY 12816. Parking is located at the entrance near the preserve's blue road sign.

Staalesen Vanderheyden, South Troy
May 15 • 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Directions can be found at this link (scroll to bottom of page)

No registration required. Questions? Contact Marcos Velazques, RLT's Stewardship Coordinator

May 15, 2022

Call for Volunteers: Invasive Species Management - Garlic Mustard (May 15, 2022 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Call for Volunteers: Invasive Species Management - Garlic Mustard


Join us for an hour or four hours - any time you can share would be appreciated! You'll be pulling garlic mustard plants with your hands, so bring a pair of work gloves. Light refreshments will be provided.

Garlic mustard is an invasive plant common to the Eastern and Midwestern United States. It is harmful to RLT's nature preserves because it secretes a chemical into the soil that deters the growth of other plants and decreases competition. It may also hinder beneficial soil fungi which help tree roots take up water and nutri

 

 

 

 

 
Featherweald Preserve, Cambridge
May 14 • 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Address: 187 County Route 59, Cambridge, NY 12816. Parking is located at the entrance near the preserve's blue road sign.

Staalesen Vanderheyden, South Troy
May 15 • 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Directions can be found at this link (scroll to bottom of page)

No registration required. Questions? Contact Marcos Velazques, RLT's Stewardship Coordinator

May 21, 2022

Wildflower Walk at Bear’s Den in Stephentown  (May 21, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Wildflower Walk at Bear’s Den in Stephentown 

See a wide variety of spring wildflowers at the Rensselaer Land Trust’s Bear’s Den Preserve near Cherry Plain. This is a perfect hike to see wildflowers, including uncommon species and rich woods specialists, at their best. Bear’s Den was known to early settlers and you can still see evidence of their visits here; porcupine and bobcat are known to use the cave today. Leaders will help us identify the flowers we see. This is a moderately strenuous hike: The walk will be about two miles round trip to the cave and back, but the first half is almost all uphill, including two steep hills.

Meet at the parking lot of Berlin High School on NYS Route 22 just north of the hamlet of Cherry Plain.

This event is free and open to the public with a limited capacity,  pre-registration is require:  To register, please click HERE.
For questions, contact Nick Conrad at 279-1963.

May 25, 2022

Foraging Tour with Sean Rowe (May 25, 2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Join Foraged (Wildly Delicious Food Festival, Troy NY) for a foraging tour led by one of our favorite local musicians and “Rent a Forager” - Sean Rowe! Tickets are $15.00: Attendees will receive a zero-waste tote from Day Owl for your future foraging adventures. These totes were sponsored by Raj Singh, and will also include a Foraged fridge magnet, recipe cards for easy-to-make and budget friendly dishes from your finds, foraging bags & labels, and complimentary access to the Takk House Party Friday, May 27!

If you can't make a foraging tour, but would like to come out on Friday, May 27 as Takk House hosts a night of music with DJ Trumastr, foraged small plates by Meadowlark, brews from Return Brewing (made from foraged goods) and a special gathering of community organizations including Rensselaer Land Trust, Soul Fire Farm, Free Food Fridge, and

Capital Roots. A seperate ticket can be purchased just for the May 27th: here.

Anyone who joins for a foraging tour that week has complimentary access to the Takk House party, including free appetizers and one drink ticket for a brew from Return Brewing. The Takk House bar will be open for drink purchases as well! It’ll be a perfect night to taste delicious foraged small plates and brews, listen to tunes from one of the Capital District’s best DJ’s, and enjoy community!

Tour locations will be emailed to attendees prior to the event, but will be either John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve or one of two Capital Roots community gardens locations in Troy.

Rensselaer Land Trust is proud to be a partner in Foraged - providing access for purposes of collecting foraged, wild food at our Staalesen Preserve!

 

 

May 26, 2022

Foraging Tour with Sean Rowe (May 26, 2022 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Join Foraged (Wildly Delicious Food Festival, Troy NY) for a foraging tour led by one of our favorite local musicians and “Rent a Forager” - Sean Rowe! Tickets are $15.00: Attendees will receive a zero-waste tote from Day Owl for your future foraging adventures. These totes were sponsored by Raj Singh, and will also include a Foraged fridge magnet, recipe cards for easy-to-make and budget friendly dishes from your finds, foraging bags & labels, and complimentary access to the Takk House Party Friday, May 27!

If you can't make a foraging tour, but would like to come out on Friday, May 27 as Takk House hosts a night of music with DJ Trumastr, foraged small plates by Meadowlark, brews from Return Brewing (made from foraged goods) and a special gathering of community organizations including Rensselaer Land Trust, Soul Fire Farm, Free Food Fridge, and

Capital Roots. A seperate ticket can be purchased just for the May 27th: here.

Anyone who joins for a foraging tour that week has complimentary access to the Takk House party, including free appetizers and one drink ticket for a brew from Return Brewing. The Takk House bar will be open for drink purchases as well! It’ll be a perfect night to taste delicious foraged small plates and brews, listen to tunes from one of the Capital District’s best DJ’s, and enjoy community!

Tour locations will be emailed to attendees prior to the event, but will be either John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve or one of two Capital Roots community gardens locations in Troy.

Rensselaer Land Trust is proud to be a partner in Foraged - providing access for purposes of collecting foraged, wild food at our Staalesen Preserve!

 

 

Foraging Tour with Sean Rowe (2) (May 26, 2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Join Foraged (Wildly Delicious Food Festival, Troy NY) for a foraging tour led by one of our favorite local musicians and “Rent a Forager” - Sean Rowe! Tickets are $15.00: Attendees will receive a zero-waste tote from Day Owl for your future foraging adventures. These totes were sponsored by Raj Singh, and will also include a Foraged fridge magnet, recipe cards for easy-to-make and budget friendly dishes from your finds, foraging bags & labels, and complimentary access to the Takk House Party Friday, May 27!

If you can't make a foraging tour, but would like to come out on Friday, May 27 as Takk House hosts a night of music with DJ Trumastr, foraged small plates by Meadowlark, brews from Return Brewing (made from foraged goods) and a special gathering of community organizations including Rensselaer Land Trust, Soul Fire Farm, Free Food Fridge, and

Capital Roots. A seperate ticket can be purchased just for the May 27th: here.

Anyone who joins for a foraging tour that week has complimentary access to the Takk House party, including free appetizers and one drink ticket for a brew from Return Brewing. The Takk House bar will be open for drink purchases as well! It’ll be a perfect night to taste delicious foraged small plates and brews, listen to tunes from one of the Capital District’s best DJ’s, and enjoy community!

Tour locations will be emailed to attendees prior to the event, but will be either John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve or one of two Capital Roots community gardens locations in Troy.

Rensselaer Land Trust is proud to be a partner in Foraged - providing access for purposes of collecting foraged, wild food at our Staalesen Preserve!

 

 

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