Balancing Sound Development & Effective Conservation
GLT Receives Grant from Hudson River Estuary Program
GLT is pleased to announce that it has received a grant to create a Natural Resource Inventory (NRI)) for Greene County. The NRI will help prioritize projects that will most benefit the protection of sensitive habitats, increase resilience, and improve the overall health of the watershed within Greene County. The project will also identify conservation priorities that GLT use will to consider land conservation opportunities we should pursue. This will help us assure that we use your donations are used effectively. This project is made possible by a $35,000 grant from the Hudson River Estuary Program funded by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund. To learn more about this project click here
SEASONS OF GREENE
Thank you to the eight outstanding artists and everyone else who helped to make the "Seasons of Greene" art exhibit and sale such an outstanding success. More than 50 paintings that were on display at the Athens Cultural Center from September 2 through October 14.
Here are two examples painted by Susan Story and Ann Larsen.
Other artists who participated in this show are: Jim Coe, Leigh Ann Smith, Marlene Wiedenbaum, Scott Balffe, Jim Cramer and George Van Hook.
150 Acres Conserved on Catskill Creek
Greene Land Trust will play a lead role in managing 144 scenic and historic acres recently acquired by Scenic Hudson. Plans for the property include establishing marked walking paths that will connect visitors to the meadow and the creek’s shoreline. (Click here for the complete press release.)
Located just upstream of the Village of Catskill, the property encompasses more than two miles of shoreline on Catskill Creek. It contains an open floodplain meadow along the creek’s eastern bank, upland forest overlooking the meadow and a forested area west of the creek. The land is remarkably unspoiled, as evidenced by its similarity to 19th-century paintings of the site by Frederic Church and Thomas Cole. The property also features a portion of the railbed of the historic Catskill Mountain Railway, which carried passengers between the Hudson River and mountaintop hostelries like the Catskill Mountain House.
New Trail Connecting Brandow Point and Cohotate
Connecting the trails at Cohotate Preserve with Brandow Point and the Willows has been a goal - how it is a reality. Thanks to the owners of the private land between the two public areas who gave permission to cross and to volunteers who cleared and marked the trail. The connecting trail starts from the red trail where it is closest to the river. Give it a try, but please respect the private property and stay on the marked trail.
Become a Grassland Habitat Steward...
Grasslands are being lost. Grassland birds are at risk. You can help!
Grassland Habitat Steward with the Greene Land Trust...Do you own grasslands (including old fields, pasture, hayfields and farms) on property in eastern Greene County? Are you willing to incorporate a few simple management practices on your grasslands to manage for grassland bird conservation? If so, you may be interested in learning more about becoming a
Budding architects created some innovative homes for the fairies at the Willows at Brandow Point. Thanks to all the architects and their assistants for another fun day of fairy house building.
Thanks to everyone who came out for a great event Saturday. We built more than 20 birdhouses plus feeders and nesting boxes. As an added bonus we got to learn how to use binoculars. And we had pizza to top off the morning. Thanks to volunteers from Athens Sportsmen’s Club and Greene Land Trust, and to the Athens Community Foundation for providing funding.