Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

Conservation Through Community

(518) 712-9211 | info@rensselaerplateau.org

Postal: PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018

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

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Spring is unfurling, are you ready? 

RPA and the Rensselaer Land Trust present a new program called Rensselaer County Naturalist. We welcome YOU to become a Rensselaer County Naturalist. You can read all about it HERE. Events are listed below. 

Poestenkill Community Forest to Geiser Preserve

Sunday, March 24

10 am

We’ll snowshoe or hike, depending on conditions, from RPA's Poestenkill Community Forest to the top of Perigo Hill in RLT’s Geiser Preserve. We’ll see hemlock and hardwood forests, hemlock swamps and other wetlands, as well as looking for tracks of squirrels, porcupines, coyote, bobcat, whitetail deer, and moose.  The hike will be about 3.5 miles, including several uphill climbs and some bushwhacking, and take about three hours. Bring gear appropriate for the weather: snowshoes, spikes, or hiking boots. Wear warm clothes and bring water and snack/lunch.

Meet at the parking lot of the Poestenkill Community Forest in East Poestenkill.

Register in advance: Jeff Briggs at jbriggs200@nycap.rr.com. Suggested donation of $5.

Kinderhook Creek Preserve

Saturday, March 30

10 am

Hike or snowshoe, depending on conditions, RLT’s Kinderhook Creek Preserve -- along stone walls and ridges, through tall, majestic pines, down hemlock‐covered slopes to the shore of Kinderhook Creek. Weather permitting, we should see lovely ice formations along the creek and animal tracks. We’ll hike for 2 hours; there will may be some moderately steep up and down. Bring gear appropriate for the weather: snowshoes, spikes, or hiking boots. Wear warm clothes and bring water and snack/lunch.

Meet at the parking lot of the Kinderhook Creek Perserve on Martha Hicks Road in East Nassau.

Register in advance: David Gaskell at dgaskell@nycap.rr.com. Suggested donation of $5.