Monthly Archives March 2014

Make Maple Candy in the Snow Today

Climate change means weird weather. Thanks to this winter’s snow storms we have a unique culinary opportunity. On the Ides of March we can enjoy a unique Hudson Valley, cold weather, traditional craft-treat, Maple Candy. At the end of this long cold winter trees have begun to push sap from the roots out to their buds to start new leaves. The sap is slightly sweet and tasty. When you’re in the woods this week notice where the snow melt is more noticeable around the base of trees. Check out the color of the tree tips, they’re turning a muted pink.
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11th Annual NYS Environmental Excellence Awards

Applications Now Being Accepted Get visibility and recognition for your outstanding, innovative and sustainable project or program that is improving and protecting New York’s environmental resources and contributing to a  viable economy. Eligible applicants include: businesses (including but not limited to small, medium and large businesses, manufacturing, power generation, retail, agri-business, hospitality etc.); not-for-profit organizations; education, health care and recreational facilities, individual(s) and local, state, federal or Indian Nation government agencies (except NYSDEC). DEC is interested in receiving applications about projects that demonstrate significant environmental benefits achieved by: –  green infrastructure projects; –  initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; – 
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Hudson River Almanac March 1 – 6, 2014

Compiled by Tom Lake, Hudson River Estuary Program Naturalist OVERVIEW Ice boating was back on the Hudson River this week as a result of our extremely cold and snowy winter, and the efforts of experienced and energetic ice boaters. HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK 3/6 – Astor Point, HRM 97: In mid-afternoon we were sailing my iceboat Boreas off Astor Point where the iceboat fleet is now located. In the middle of the river we flushed a snowy owl that was sitting on the ice. It flew a few hundred feet and then landed on a snow hummock right in the middle of
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