Past Events

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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

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. 

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  • 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.




Greene Land Trust invites local artists to submit art work for display and sale at the historic Willows at Brandow Point in Athens, NY for our Holiday Open House events on December 6 and 7, 2019.

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This is an opportunity for local artists to become acquainted with the scenes and views offered by many of the properties that Greene Land Trust helps protect or manage. This includes the 1788 Willows and rustic out-buildings, views of the Hudson River from Brandow Point, the picturesque Catskill Creek, open meadows, woodlands, expansive grasslands, and numerous wetlands. Explore these preserves and see what you can find to satisfy your creative cravings. Visit our website for locations of the properties and scope out your favorite scene.

Works of oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, etchings, and woodblock and silk screen printing are all options. If you would like to participate, complete an application form (available on our website) and attach an image file for each work of art for consideration and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 1, 2019. Selection of the work to be displayed will be at the discretion of the Greene Land Trust. Price of the art work will be set by the artist with Greene Land Trust receiving 30% of the sale price. All accepted work must be framed and wired for hanging before delivery.   (Image specs. to be emailed for consideration: JPG format; 300 dpi with the longest dimension of 8 inches).  This size limit is for the jpg image, not the actual work of art.  

For those who would like a little guidance, the Greene Land Trust will host Art at the Mawignack from 10 AM to 2PM on Saturday September 28, 2019. Well-known local artist Jim Coe will be painting on site and offering tips to any artist who would like to join him. Participants should bring their own supplies and portable easels. The Mawignack Preserve is located 0.7 miles down Snake Road in Catskill. This location was a favorite of Thomas Cole’s and captured in many of his landscape paintings.

For questions, please call 518-731-5544 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application form:Art Exhibit Application Form

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 10 AM -Noon

Building a Fairy House is a wonderful way for children to use their imaginations and explore the natural world. We will read a book about fairy houses, then explore the habitats at the Willows at Brandow Point as we gather natural materials to construct our fairy houses.

Each person will build their our fairy houses in a magical spot in the woods where visitors can visit to check to see if any fairies have set up households! This program is suitable for all who believe in woodland fairies! 

Registration deadline: August 21. To register call: 518-731-5544 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: The Willows at Brandow Point, 480 NYS Route 385, Athens

Cost: Free!

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Featured in many of Tiffany's works of glass are beautiful images of Damsel and Dragonflies and their  ancestors have been found in 325 million year old fossils. 

Both damsel and dragonflies spend a portion of their early life in water. Both in their immature stage and adults, they are predators, eating other insects!  But while predatory, they are some of the friendliest insects you will ever meet! 

To learn more about these elegant creatures join us for a walk on Saturday July 13 at 10 AM.  The walk will be lead by GLT board member Larry Federman, behind the Serta plant in Coxsackie.

The program is free, but registration is required.  Call 518-731-5544 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or for more information.  


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