Around The Bend

News from ECC

Annual Winter Bird Count

Saturday, January 11, 2020 (All day) The 15th annual Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Winter Bird Count (WBC) will be conducted on Saturday, January 11, 2020.  Participants will census wintering birds throughout the 160-acre Nature Preserve, recording numbers of individuals and species diversity.  WBC results will become part of the Preserve’s biodiversity database and will help provide future guidance for land management and stewardship decisions. The diurnal part of the survey starts at approximately 7:45 a.m.  Esopus Bend Nature Preserve is located on the banks of the Esopus Creek in the...

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Sponsor a Camper for 2020

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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