Past Events

Spring Bird Walk with Larry Federman

Mawignack Preserve 

52 Snake Road, Catskill, NY 12414

Saturday, April 23, at 7:30am

 

Local Bird Expert and Enthusiast, Larry Federman, will lead an early morning (7:30am) bird walk at the Mawignack Preserve on Saturday April 23rd.

We hope to see colorful songbirds back from the tropics to start their nesting season (warblers, tanagers, and orioles) as well as some of our familiar local favorites (bluebirds, eagles, and ospreys) in additional to trees, spring flowers and whatever else crosses our path.

Participants will be introduced to bird identification techniques and apps. If you own binoculars, please bring them. For those that don't, we will have binoculars available to use during the walk.

Wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

The event is limited to 20 participants ages 8 and up.  Cost is $10 (plus registration fee). 

The Mawignack Preserve is located at 52 Snake Road, Catskill, NY 12414.

 

Register Here for Bird Walk 

Bluebird House Building - Ages 5 and Up

April 9, 2022 - Three Time Slots -  9, 10 or 11 am

The Athens Sportsman Club in partnership with the Greene Land Trust will be holding their annual children's Bird House Building event at the Willows at Brandow Point, 480 Route 385, Athens, NY 12015.

Green Land Trust Board member, John Cameron, and other members of the Sportsman Club will assist with bird house construction. Bring your child and have fun learning about Bluebirds while building a nice new home for these lovely birds and their friends!

Your child's newly constructed bird house can be taken home or left for volunteers to install at one of the Green Land Trust's preserves.

The Bluebird house building event will be held at The Willows -- indoors or out, as weather permits. The Willows is a Dutch colonial farmhouse built c. 1788.  The house and 2.3 acres on which it sits are owned and maintained by the Greene Land Trust (GLT).  GLT also manages the surrounding Brandow Point Unique Area, owned by DEC and maintained by GLT as open space for passive recreation.

Sign-up for one of the three time slots -- 9am, 10am or 11am.

Register Here!

Spring Garden Clean-Up at the Willows

Saturday, March 26, 2022 (Rain Date - Sunday, March 27th)

8:00 - 10:00 am

The Greene Land Trust invites gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts to help tidy up the grounds immediately surrounding the Willows house and parking lot on Route 385 in Athens, New York.

We will meet at the Willows at 8:00 am on Saturday, March 26th to clean-up the yard, gardens, parking lot, roadway and paths.

Please dress properly for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring your gardening gloves(and rake and clippers if you are a serious gardener!). 
We will supply the lawn bags.

Come for 15 minutes or the whole 2 hours. Your volunteer effort will assist the Greene Land Trust - a local land conservation organization committed to protecting important places in Greene County.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join us -- bring the family! Thank You!

Rain date will be Sunday, March 27, 2022 from 8:00 - 10:00 am.

Register Here!

Willows History - A Seasonal Open House

Greene County Historian, Jonathan Palmer and Historic Preservationist, Mark Peckham

480 Route 385, Athens, NY 12015

Saturday, December 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm; Presentation at 3:30pm.

 Have you ever wondered about the house known as the Willows at Brandow Point?

For example, why is it named the Willows? Who lived there over the centuries? Who worked the land? And how do we know any of this?

The Willows is an historic farmhouse built around 1788 and is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places.

You will have a chance to explore the house inside and out, peek into the surviving outbuildings, learn about the lives and times of the house and its inhabitants, and enjoy light refreshments.

This event is being hosted by the Greene Land Trust, current owner and protector of the property.

The Willows will be open from 3-5pm. Jonathan and Mark will make opening remarks at 3:30 on the porch and light seasonal refreshments will be provided.

Admission is free. Pre-registration is requested. Donations to the Greene Land Trust will be accepted during the event.

Masks will be required to enter the house and the number of occupants in the house at any one time will be limited.

Register Here!

 

 

 

 

ATHENS CULTURAL CENTER

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

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           Jimmy & Micaela Bulich      Dave & Nancy Faul 

                        

               

 

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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!

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: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/GrCoNatRes_210 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.             

 

 

 

 

pink hats at fairy houses

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!

damsel fly

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.  

 

Mark your calendars now for a Spring Songbird and Native Wildflower Walk with well-known local bird expert and naturalist, Rich Guthrie. 

Rich will lead an easy walk on Sunday May 12 at 8 AM at the Mawignack Preserve on Snake Road in Catskill.

Rich is a wealth of information.  You will be amazed at the number of birds Rich will likely identify, even if you don't actually see them.  Fortunately the wildflowers stay put, so you should have no problem seeing them!

So come for a morning walk with Mom and then take her out for Brunch to celebrate Mother's Day.

 

 

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Coxsackie, NY 12051
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