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Mar
30
Thu
‘Spring Sneak Peek’ Field Walk in Lewisboro @ Frederick P. Rose Preserve
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Frederick P. Rose Preserve, LewisboroCovering woods, old fields and wetlands, the Frederick P. Rose Preserve is a key link in the Eastern Westchester Biotic Corridor, a 22,000-acre swath of land noted for its regionally-important diversity of wildlife.

Join Dr. Shaun McCoshum for a stroll through the preserve to discover the spring emergence of animals and plants.  Listen for frogs, look for salamanders and birds, and enjoy the emerging signs of spring.

Registration is Required 

Apr
1
Sat
Trail Building in Putnam Valley @ O'Connell Boulder Field Preserve
Apr 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

O’Connell Boulder Field Preserve

Westchester Land Trust received the beautiful O’Connell Boulder Field Preserve as a donation in 2015.  This 31-acre preserve is ideal for a short loop trail, which volunteers will help us install during this two-day workshop, co-led with the New York/ New Jersey Trail Conference.  The Trail Conference’s Tori Welch, will teach event participants how to build a trail through the woods.  Participants will learn how to build a stepping stone walkway and learn ‘sidehilling’ (building trail up a hill). 

The Westchester Land Trust owns the Preserve. To ensure its permanent protection our conservation partner, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, holds a conservation easement on O’Connell Boulder Field Preserve.

Registration is Required 

Apr
7
Fri
Volunteer Event: Planting and More in Mamaroneck @ Otter Creek Preserve
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Westchester Land Trust needs your help planting 300 trees and shrubs as part of its Forest Restoration Project at Otter Creek Preserve. We will dig holes, move trees and shrubs, fill holes, spread woodchips, water plantings and cut and install metal fencing.

Please designate one or more blocks of time when you RSVP.
10am – Noon
Noon – 2pm
2pm – 4pm


Registration is Requested  Full details provided upon RSVP.

ADDITONAL DETAILS 

  • This project is best suited for ages 12+.
  • Wear sturdy shoes or boots and clothing that can get dirty.
  • We recommend you bring a hat, work gloves, sunscreen, and water.
  • Tools will be provided, but please bring your own shovel if possible.
  • There are no restroom facilities on WLT preserves.
WLT’s  Forest Restoration Project
Westchester Land Trust received grant funding from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) to restore Otter Creek Preserves’ coastal forest.  The LISFF grant program pools monies from the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to fund projects that protect Long Island Sound.   WLT has already removed acres of invasive vines and shrubs and now it is time to plant native trees.

Otter Creek Preserve’s forest is a sanctuary for wildlife including over 100 species of birds. The forest is also very important to the health of the Long Island Sound.  Through this project, will help nurture this forest well into the future.

Apr
8
Sat
Volunteer Event: Planting and More in Mamaroneck @ Otter Creek Preserve
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Westchester Land Trust needs your help planting 300 trees and shrubs as part of its Forest Restoration Project at Otter Creek Preserve. We will dig holes, move trees and shrubs, fill holes, spread woodchips, water plantings and cut and install metal fencing.

Please designate one or more blocks of time when you RSVP.
10am – Noon
Noon – 2pm
2pm – 4pm


Registration is Requested  Full details provided upon RSVP.

ADDITONAL DETAILS 

  • This project is best suited for ages 12+.
  • Wear sturdy shoes or boots and clothing that can get dirty.
  • We recommend you bring a hat, work gloves, sunscreen, and water.
  • Tools will be provided, but please bring your own shovel if possible.
  • There are no restroom facilities on WLT preserves.
WLT’s  Forest Restoration Project
Westchester Land Trust received grant funding from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) to restore Otter Creek Preserves’ coastal forest.  The LISFF grant program pools monies from the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to fund projects that protect Long Island Sound.   WLT has already removed acres of invasive vines and shrubs and now it is time to plant native trees.

Otter Creek Preserve’s forest is a sanctuary for wildlife including over 100 species of birds. The forest is also very important to the health of the Long Island Sound.  Through this project, will help nurture this forest well into the future.

Apr
9
Sun
Volunteer Event: Planting and More in Mamaroneck @ Otter Creek Preserve
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Westchester Land Trust needs your help planting 300 trees and shrubs as part of its Forest Restoration Project at Otter Creek Preserve. We will dig holes, move trees and shrubs, fill holes, spread woodchips, water plantings and cut and install metal fencing.

Please designate one or more blocks of time when you RSVP.
10am – Noon
Noon – 2pm
2pm – 4pm


Registration is Requested  Full details provided upon RSVP.

ADDITONAL DETAILS 

  • This project is best suited for ages 12+.
  • Wear sturdy shoes or boots and clothing that can get dirty.
  • We recommend you bring a hat, work gloves, sunscreen, and water.
  • Tools will be provided, but please bring your own shovel if possible.
  • There are no restroom facilities on WLT preserves.
WLT’s  Forest Restoration Project
Westchester Land Trust received grant funding from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) to restore Otter Creek Preserves’ coastal forest.  The LISFF grant program pools monies from the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to fund projects that protect Long Island Sound.   WLT has already removed acres of invasive vines and shrubs and now it is time to plant native trees.

Otter Creek Preserve’s forest is a sanctuary for wildlife including over 100 species of birds. The forest is also very important to the health of the Long Island Sound.  Through this project, will help nurture this forest well into the future.

Apr
11
Tue
Sugar Hill Farm Opening Day & Volunteer Orientation @ Westchester Land Trust
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

10:00 ~ 11:30AM   VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
Q&A with Light Refreshments
11:30AM ~ 2PM   KICK OFF OF SUGAR HILL FARM SEASON
Stick around and make an impact right away!  Dress to get dirty and join us on the Farm or lend a hand in the Office.

You are welcome to stay for all or part of the time.
Registration is Requested, but not required! 

 
Apr
20
Thu
Guided Field Walk in Lewisboro @ William K. Love Preserve
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Love Preserve
The Preserve is entirely wooded with wetlands and mixed deciduous trees that protect the wetlands and stream that flow to the Stamford Water Company’s Siscowit Reservoir one mile to the southwest in Pound Ridge.

Registration is Required 

Full details provided upon RSVP.
Apr
22
Sat
Trail Building in Putnam Valley @ O'Connell Boulder Field Preserve
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

O’Connell Boulder Field Preserve

Westchester Land Trust received the beautiful O’Connell Boulder Field Preserve as a donation in 2015.  This 31-acre preserve is ideal for a short loop trail, which volunteers will help us install during this two-day workshop, co-led with the New York/ New Jersey Trail Conference.  The Trail Conference’s Tori Welch, will teach event participants how to build a trail through the woods.  Participants will learn how to build a stepping stone walkway and learn ‘sidehilling’ (building trail up a hill). 

The Westchester Land Trust owns the Preserve. To ensure its permanent protection our conservation partner, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, holds a conservation easement on O’Connell Boulder Field Preserve.

Registration is Required 

May
6
Sat
Guided Field Walk in Yorktown @ Hunter Brook Preserve
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Discover a hidden retreat along this important tributary to the Croton Reservoir. Registration is Required 

Full details provided upon RSVP.
May
25
Thu
Guided Field Walk in Pound Ridge @ Westchester Wilderness Walk / Zofnass Family Preserve
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Get acquainted with this 150-acre biological gem. Registration is Required 

Full details provided upon RSVP.