Working together,

for future generations

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Hunting Season Safety

Deer hunting season in our part of New York State has begun, and limited hunting is allowed on some RPA lands. Learn how to stay safe if you visit RPA's community forests and preserves. Learn more

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Guest Speaker Series: Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro is the nation's leading network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. Come learn how this inspiring organization is working to change the face of conservation. Learn more

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November Mindful Walk

We invite you to slow down and engage with nature in the present moment, experiencing it through all your senses. All are welcome! Learn more

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Wreath Making Workshops

You are warmly invited to attend one of this year's wreath making workshops at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area in Petersburg. Come learn to make a fragrant balsam wreath to last the entire season with a variety of fresh evergreens. Learn more

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Lecture Series: Wild Mushrooms with Sue Van Hook

A well-known area mycologist, Sue Van Hook has given numerous workshops on mushroom identification, and for several years has taken her students on forays on the Rensselaer Plateau, where they've found mushrooms ranging from delicious edible Chanterelles to unique Devil's Urns. Learn more

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Nature Book Club

You are warmly invited to RPA's new Nature Book Club, with Rama Hamarneh, PhD. The book club provides a space to discuss books related to nature, together as a community! Learn more 

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Guest Speaker Series

Mark your calendars! Come listen, learn, and participate in these important conversationsLearn more 

Dorothy's Equal Access Trail

A new ADA-compliant nature trail at Poestenkill Community Forest, Dorothy's Trail allows people from all walks of life to enjoy time in nature. Learn more 

Good News!

RPA's 2020 Newsletter Highlights & 2019 Annual Report is here! Check out all the great stories. Learn more