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Bird Language Workshop with Kevin Bose @ Dyken Pond Environmental Center @ 9:00am - Noon
This is a Rensselaer Land Trust sponsored event. Support our Rensselaer County Environmental Partners!

Dyken Pond Environmental Center,

475 Dyken Pond Rd, Cropseyville, NY 12052

On Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 am to Noon join Rensselaer Land Trust for this fascinating talk on vocalizations of birds!

Kevin Bose will give an introduction about bird language, then lead a “bird sit,” or bird language observation.

$15 for the General Public
$10/members of Friends of Dyken Pond or Rensselaer Land Trust. Register: Lisa Hoyt (518) 658-2055 or
close - Volunteer Opportunity! - "I Love My Parks Day!" at Schodack Island S. P., one of our local Important Bird Areas @ 9:00am - Noon
Location: Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156

Join the Friends of Schodack Island State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park’s system and its needs.

The day’s events will last from 9AM - 12PM,  Volunteers for all projects should meet at the tent near comfort station at main parking lot. A free bbq lunch will be provided to all volunteers at noon.

Project 1:
Landscape improvements, including flower planting, tree planting and cutting out bittersweet. Please bring garden gloves, water, and hand held garden tools.  All ages welcome.

Project 2:
Picnic table assembly. Possible work on a bird blind (staining and painting).Please bring work gloves. Ages 13+

Project 3:
Survey forest for evidence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) which is now present in the park. This involves identifying and documenting ash trees showing signs of infestation and damage caused by the EAB beetle. Ages 13+                                                                                                                       Contact event coordinator Karen Kaufmann for more information:

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