"Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature."

― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Calendar of Events

Walk, Hikes, Paddles and so much more…

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ESOPUS CREEK CONSERVANCY
WALKS    HIKES    PADDLES

2016 Event Calendar


Jan. 09     7:30am Esopus Bend Winter Bird Count     Raindate Jan. 10

Mar. 12      9:00am EBNP Tree ID Walk

Mar 19       8:00am Signs of Spring -Saugerties Area

May 01      7:30am Spring Migration Bird Walk

May 07     9:30am Esopus end Kayak Tour

June 11      8:00am Breeding Birds and Butterflies

Sept. 10    9:00am Mushroom Ramble

Sept. 20   Creek Week

Oct. 01      9:00am  Mushroom Lark

Nov. 19      ArtEsopus

Additional events will be listed on our website and facebook page.

Events are free and open to the public. 

No pets please.

Please confirm dates, times and locations at:

www.EsopusCreekConservancy.org

Directions to the ECC Preserves

Esopus Bend Nature Preserve

DOWNLOAD HERE – ESOPUS BEND_Trail Guide 7_2016

Directions:

SHADY LANE ENTRANCE at 10 Shady Lane  – From 9W:  Take Overbaugh St.  Make a left onto Simmons Dr., a right onto Appletree Dr., and a left onto Shady Ln.  Small parking lot available.

STERLEY AVENUE ENTRANCE at 50 Sterley Avenue – From 9W:  Look for a sign on the Saugerties Bowlers Club sign post.  Take Highland Ave. across from Barclay Heights Diner.  Make a left behind Simmons Plaza, continuing along Highland Ave.  Take a right on Blue Hills Dr., a left on Dewitt Dr., and a right on Sterley Ave.  Parking lot and entrance at end.

KALINA DRIVE walk-in entrance at One Preserve Way  From 9W: Take Overbaugh St. which continues to Kalina Drive.  Entrance is on the right, just before Edgewood Dr.

Parking is limited.  Please carpool whenever possible.

 

Esopus Bend Nature Preserve is a 161 acre stretch of  what was once the old Schroeder Farm… more history about Esopus Bend Nature Preserve 

 

Falling Waters Preserve   Directions   From Saugerties, drive south on Route 9W; bear left on Route 32 South, then turn left at first crossroads (Glasco Turnpike). Continue through Glasco village (toward the river), then turn left on York. Sign for Falling Waters Preserve will be on your right.

falling waters map

More history about Falling Waters Preserve

 

Around the Bend

unspecified-18 Getting Saugerties Kids OUTSIDE - Here are few photos of Saugerties kids enjoying the great big outdoor classroom.
IMG_2142 MUSHROOM LARK - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 9AM The Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society, in conjunction with the 13th annual Lark in the Park, are co-sponsoring a guided mushroom walk on Saturday, October 01, 2016. Autumn can be a very productive time of the year for mushrooms when soil moisture is favorable. Prof. Bill […]
IMG_0097 MUSHROOM RAMBLE - SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016  9AM – NOON The Esopus Creek Conservancy, in conjunction with the 17th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, is sponsoring a guided mushroom walk on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Autumn can be a very productive time of the year for mushrooms when soil moisture is favorable. George Johanson will guide us as […]
399539e2-f39c-4f45-95a6-554fb28bd5e5 Tasting and Talk -9/2/2016 - Regional Tasting paired with Local History Join Esopus Creek Conservancy and Partition St. Wine Shop on First Friday, September 2, 2016 as we host Vernon Benjamin, author and well-known figure in his native Saugerties, for an informative talk on the lower Esopus Creek and the Ashokan Reservoir. The talk will begin at 7:00PM at the […]
Photo_S. Hart Breeding Birds and Butterflies - Breeding Birds and Butterflies Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Saturday, June 11, 2016 8:00AM