Working together,

for future generations

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In our August lecture, retired NYS Geologist Bill Kelly will discuss the Taconic Mountains, along with the Taconic Rocks of Rensselaer County and eastern Albany County, with an emphasis on the Rensselaer Plateau. Thursday, August 13 at 7pm on Zoom. Register now

Geology of the Rensselaer Plateau
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In this short video, Fiona, an intern at RPA, guides us through an introduction to iNaturalist, a free, easy-to-use tool you can use to learn about plants just about anywhere. Learn more 

Learn to Use iNaturalist
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In this week's video, "The Orbital Perspective," Molly takes us up, over, away, and into a humble understanding of our place on Earth and in the universe. Learn more 

Mindfulness Mondays
Cabin Render

RPA is partnering with local green building startup EcoForm Design to turn a former hunting cabin at Albert Family Community Forest into an accessible nature classroom and meeting space. Learn more 

Cabin Renovation Project
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In-person outings and programs may be on pause, but you can still stay connected to nature through our new Nature at Home resources. Learn more

Nature at Home

Order your limited edition print by local painter Peter Mueller, depicting the view from the Doree Cox Memorial Trail in Poestenkill Community Forest. Proceeds support conservation on the Rensselaer Plateau. Learn more

Limited Edition Art Prints


Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

Conservation Through Community

(518) 712-9211 |

Postal: PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018

Office: 17 Old Route 66, Averill Park, NY 12018

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