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: A Space to Reflect, Learn, and Apply

Join Rensselaer Youth Outdoors Coordinator and Training for Change Core Trainer Celia Kutz for this final event of the Fall 2021 Guest Speaker Series. We'll reflect on what we've learned this Fall, ask questions, and strategize next steps. Learn more

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RPA announces Forests Forever Campaign for land conservation and stewardship!

Launched in 2021, the Forest Forever Campaign will raise 2 million dollars in a three-year active campaign. The campaign will support the acquisition of important forestland on the Rensselaer Plateau and establish an endowment for long-term land management and stewardship. Learn more

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December 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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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 


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