"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. 12      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

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 TRAIL MAP HERE

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

maple-flower Winter Tree Walk at EBNP - Winter Tree Walk at EBNP - Saturday, March 12, 2016 (9:00 AM) The Esopus Creek Conservancy is sponsoring a Winter Tree Identification Walk at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve
Photo_S. Hart Breeding Birds and Butterflies - Breeding Birds and Butterflies Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Saturday, June 11, 2016 8:00AM