Past Events




September 4 - October 10, 2021


Gallery Hours: Fridays 4-7pm | Saturdays 1-6pm | Sundays 11am-2pm


The Greene Land Trust is proud to announce, SEASONS OF GREENE II, a new collection of paintings depicting special properties protected by the Greene Land Trust.

Eleven outstanding regional artists have spent endless hours looking deeply, exploring seasonal moods, catching variations in hues and light --- with each artist striving to reveal and capture the secret beauty of each special place in their own unique manner.

You are invited to behold the extraordinary artwork by the following eleven artists:

As a fundraiser for the Greene Land Trust, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all paintings goes to support the work of the Greene Land Trust --- protecting these beautiful places forever!


The Greene Land Trust extends a special thank you to our sponsors!

    Charlotte Carter    Hugh & Peggy Quigley


           Jimmy & Micaela Bulich      Dave & Nancy Faul 










Lawson, Traditional Music of Ireland


Irish Dinner and Music

Saturday March 7, 2020

6 PM

Willows at Brandow Point

480 Rt 385

Athens, NY 12015






Our Irish cooks, Bob Knighton and Peggy Snyder will again provide an Irish feast with some authentic Irish dishes as well as corned-beef and cabbage. 

Music will be provided by "Lawson, Traditional Music of Ireland".

$30 per person if paid by check, $32 per person if paid on-line 

To reserve your spot send a check to: 

Greene Land Trust

270 Mansion St.

Coxsackie, NY 12051


Register on line by clicking the BUY NOW button

Saturday February 8 

Event full - registration is closed

6:30 PM

Willows at Brandown Point

480 Rt 385 Athens, NY 12015

Join the Greene Land Trust and the Coxsackie YMCA for the February full moon, known as the Snow Moon.

Local bird expert, Rich Guthrie will lead the walk and hopefully we will hear some owls.  Warm up after the walk with hot chocolate and cookies inside the historic Willows.

While the guided walk is FREE, event full - registration is closed.

Dress for a little chill, or downright cold evening with wet, muddy, icy or snowy ground.  Boots are a must!  And bring a flashlight.

Please check our website for possible cancellation in case of rain or snow.

 To register call 518-731-5544 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Greene Land Trust Invites you to a

Holiday Open House Party at the Willows

Friday Evening December 6, 2019

6:30 to 8:30 PM

Please join us for a evening at the Willows to celebrate the season and enjoy good food and friends. The event features:

      • William Brandow house decorated for the season
      • Hot and cold Hors d'oeuvres by Steinbrock Haus, David Merchant
      • Live Music
      • Original paintings of Greene County scenes for sale

Reservations Required

$40/person by check

Greene Land Trust, 270 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051


$42/person by credit card

Click the Buy Now Button to pay by credit card.



Please respond by Monday December 2, 2019

For more information call 518-731-5544


Outdoor Movie Night 

Jon Bowermaster's "Hope on the Hudson" Series 

Ron and Jen Rausch Residence - 29 Mountain View Drive, Coxsackie, NY

Saturday, September 18 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Greene Land Trust Board Member, Ron Rausch and his wife, are graciously hosting a fun and informative environmental film night in their large welcoming lawn. Three to four 15-30 minute films from Jon Bowermaster's Hope on the Hudson series will be shown. Jon Bowermaster will introduce the films and provide informative comments. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and join us at this family friendly event!

The event is limited to 75 participants. NYS Covid-19 protocols in place on the date of the event will be followed. Cost is $10 (plus $2.24 registration fee).

Register Here!

 Mawignack Trail now part of the

Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System!

At the June 10, 2020, Joint Board meeting of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, a resolution was adopted unanimously, which designated the trail in Mawignack Preserve as the newest segment of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System. The Greenway trail links historic sites, parks, downtown areas, and open spaces, connecting residents and visitors to the resources of the Hudson Valley.

installation of signs at Mawignack
















On June 13, GLT volunteers installed five interpretive signs at the Mawignack.  The signs depict the long and varied history of the property.  They include information on the Mohican Tribe who lived on the site, use by European settlers,  the site's current environmental benefits, the property's inspiration for Thomas Cole, and the history of the Catskill Railroad which ran through the property. This project was funded in part by a grant from the Hudson River Valley Greenway. 

We thank the Hudson River Valley Greenway for ALL of their support!

If you haven't visited the Preserve recently, we hope you will take a walk and learn more about this site's significant history. The property is located on Snake Road in Catskill, NY 12414.


The Greene County Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) is cover photonow complete!

The full NRI document can be found on our Projects page.

We have also created an interactive Story Map to introduce and demonstrate the NRI. Click here to view the story map.



Holiday Open House at the Willows

480 Rt 385 Athens, NY  12015

Saturday December 7 2019 1-4 PM

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Join us on December 7 to celebrate the season!  Once again this year we will have the Willows at Brandow Point open to the public.  The event is free. 

The historic 1788 house will be decorated with floral arrangements.  Original art work of properties Greene Land Trust owns or manages will be on display and for sale. 

Local author and illustrator, Jessica Loy will be doing a book signing.  Jessica is an accomplished painter and graphic designer, as well as an environmentalist. She is a professor at the College of Saint Rose, where she teaches graphic design. Her books include:

As for her interest in writing Weird and Wild Animal Facts the author says, “I feel an urgency to get children involved in protecting our environment by giving them tools to explore the natural world around them.”

Of course there will be refreshments.  We hope you will stop by to see this old house at its finest and to visit with us about our plans and events for the coming year. 

cover photoGreene County Natural Resources Inventory Training

  • The Greene County Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) is complete!  You can learn more about the county's vast resource at two meetings. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

IDA Office 270 Mansion Street, Coxsackie NY, 12051

This session is designed primarily for municipal officials.  The program will provide an overview of the inventory, an introduction to the NRI Story Map, how the inventory can be used for Greene County, and a small group exercise to put the NRI into practice.  Municipal credits are available for this program only. 

Registration deadline: October 25, 2019

Register: Email Audrey Kropp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-622-9820 X102.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

CCE Agroforestry Center 6055 Route 23, Acra, New York 12405

Come join us for a public workshop for information on the first-ever natural resources inventory in Greene County and learn how to access and use this new resource. This program is designed to introduce the general public to this resource which will be available on-line. The event is FREE but registration is required. 

Registration deadline: November 1, 2019 

Register On Line: or call 518-622-9820 X 102

The NRI describes and maps the county's important natural resources, as well as scenic areas and outdoor recreation assets.  The information is intented as a general reference for use by towns, villages, conservation organizations, landowners, and other involved in local land use, land management, or conservation.  The NRI can be used to help identify the valuable natural resources in or near an area, understand their importance and broader context, and inform planning, conservation, and management activities in the county. 

The NRI was created by the Greene Land Trust, Hudsonia Ltd, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia-Greene counties with funding from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the DEC Hudson River Estuary Program.             





wreathSaturday October 5, 1:30 – 4 PM Wreath making workshop and Afternoon Tea at the Willows.


We had a great time on Saturday!  With plenty of natural materials to chose from, everyone's wreath was unique.  


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The Greene Land Trust and the Coxsackie YMCA will host three outings for families and friends this fall.  While the guided walks are FREE, please register so we have an idea of how many people to expect.

 To register for one, or all of the hikes, call 518-731-5544 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Saturday October 19, 10 AM -- Mawignack Preserve, Snake Road, Catskill, NY.  This hike will be led by GLT volunteer, George Greiner.  George has a wealth of historic information about the property.  The hike is approximately 1 mile and is generally easy.  Most of it is on the flood plain of the Catskill Creek and on the old railroad bed of the historic Catskill Mountain Railroad. There is a steep, but relatively short hill near the parking lot.  (Easy going down, but less so coming back up!) 

Saturday October 26, 10 AM -- Hannacroix Creek Preserve, Rt 144 New Baltimore. This hike will be led by Janet Angelis, GLT board member and resident of New Baltimore.  A slightly longer hike than the previous one, but a wonderful walk through the woods and along portions of the Hannacroix Creek.  There are a few hills, but generally an easy walk. 

Saturday November 2, 10 AM -- Willows at Brandow Point to Cohotate Preserve (and back).  Meet at the Willows at Brandow Point, 480 Rt. 385 Athens.  This is the longest of the three hikes and will be led by GLT board member Joel DuBois. Trail runs from the DEC Brandow Point Unique Area across some privately owned land and connects with the county-owned Cohotate Preserve.  On return to the Willows, hot chocolate and refreshments will be served in the historic 1788 house owned by the Greene Land Trust.



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Coxsackie, NY 12051




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