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ECC Scholarship for SHS senior

Esopus Creek Conservancy Scholarship Application April 30, 2019 deadline to apply ECC will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a Saugerties High School senior who intends to pursue studies in an approved educational setting that would support our mission. Mission:  Our mission is to conserve significant natural landscapes in the lower Esopus Creek watershed and in the Saugerties area: by conserving and protecting natural habitats; by promoting biodiversity; and by sharing an appreciation of our natural resources with the community through public outreach, education and advocacy. Applicants need...

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Tree ID Walk at Esopus Bend

Saturday, April 09, 2019 (9:00 AM)  The Esopus Creek Conservancy is sponsoring a Tree Identification Walk at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve in Saugerties on Saturday, April 06, 2019.  Vern Rist will lead us at a leisurely pace through a variety of woodland habitats in the Nature Preserve. Meet 9:00 a.m. in the Saugerties Village Beach parking lot on Rte. 9W, just north of the Esopus Creek bridge, at the foot of Partition Street in the Village of Saugerties. Bring binoculars, field guides if you have them, and be prepared for wet, muddy trails, and early spring weather conditions. Heavy rain...

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Sponsor a Camper for 2019

ECC, recognized by national and local foundations for its achievements in environmental education, is proud of the success of our partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club and Saugerties District Schools. To gain a greater appreciation for the Catskill environment, this past summer ECC’s programming brought Saugerties youth to preserved lands throughout Ulster County, where they made discoveries in quarries, woodlands, meadows, water’s edge and even visited with a local beekeeper! How do you assess the value of these experiences: first awareness of a tidal estuary (“I never knew how fast the...

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