SUMMER 2015 NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMS

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Saturday, September 6: 11:00 a.m.
Seining at Kowawese Unique Area, New Windsor [Orange County]. As part of the 16th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, join Tom Lake, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program naturalist, as we haul our net in the warm shallows to see “who” is home in the river today. Wear shorts and sandals and help us seine. Questions: [email protected]

Thursday, September 17: 1:30 p.m.
Climate Change: We’ve Beenore Here Before! at the Agroforestry Resource Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties, 6055 NYS Route 23, Acra [Greene County]. Join Tom Lake, DEC Hudson River Estuary Program naturalist, to travel back to earlier times in Earth’s history when severe climate change forced life on our planet to either adapt or go extinct. Questions: Contact Liz LoGiudice at [email protected]

Sunday, September 20: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m
Science on the River and Family Fishing Day at Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg [Dutchess County]. Hands-on, interactive demonstrations of ongoing, exciting research and restoration work being done in the Hudson Valley. Our children’s Exploratorium will lead younger visitors in educational games while they learn about the Hudson River Estuary, and Arm of the Sea Theater will perform. Free; family-friendly, all ages welcome. Wheelchair accessible. For information: 845-889-4745 x109.

HUDSON RIVER MILES

The Hudson is measured north from Hudson River Mile 0 at the Battery at the southern tip of Manhattan. The George Washington Bridge is at HRM 12, the Tappan Zee 28, Bear Mountain 47, Beacon-Newburgh 62, Mid-Hudson 75, Kingston-Rhinecliff 95, Rip Van Winkle 114, and the Federal Dam at Troy, the head of tidewater, at 153. The tidal section of the Hudson constitutes a bit less than half the total distance – 315 miles – from Lake Tear of the Clouds to the Battery. Entries from points east and west in the watershed reference the corresponding river mile on the mainstem.

TO CONTRIBUTE YOUR OBSERVATIONS OR TO SUBSCRIBE

The Hudson River Almanac is compiled and edited by Tom Lake and emailed weekly by DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program. Share your observations by e-mailing them to [email protected].

To subscribe to the Almanac (or to unsubscribe), go to DEC’s Email Lists page, enter your email address, and click on “Submit.” Fill in and submit the requested information on the “New Subscriber” page. This will take you to “Quick Subscriptions”. Scroll down; under the heading “Natural Areas and Wildlife” is the section “Lakes and Rivers” with a listing for the Hudson River Almanac. Click on the check box to subscribe. While there, you may wish to subscribe to RiverNet, which covers projects, events and actions related to the Hudson and its watershed, or to other DEC newsletters and information feeds.

The current year’s issues are available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/25611.html . To view older issues, visit the New York State Library’s Hudson River Almanac Archive. If it asks you to login, click on “Guest.” You may then need to reopen this page and click on the Almanac Archive link again to access the Almanac collection in the library’s files.

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