"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…

Events on June 13, 2015
Breeding Birds and Butterflies
Starts: 8:00 am
Ends: June 13, 2015 - 11:00 am
Description: Breeding Birds and Butterflies
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve
Events on June 27, 2015
All Day - NABA Easter Catskills Butterfly Count
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: June 27, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Description: Join a field team to census butterflies in Esopus
Events on June 28, 2015
All Day - Raindate for NABA Count
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: June 29, 2015 - 12:00 am


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Directions to the ECC Preserves

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Esopus Bend Nature Preserve

The preserve can be accessed at entrances at both the 50 Sterley Ave. and 10 Shady Lane entrances in Barclay Heights.  Esopus Bend Nature Preserve is a 161 acre stretch of  what was once the old Schroeder Farm… more history about Esopus Bend Nature Preserve 

EBNP entrances


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

images-2 Have you ever been on a night hike? - Friday, April 11, 2015 6:00pm – 8:30pm If not, yo […]