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What's happening outdoors


Ninety-nine acres of forest protected

MOUNTAINVILLE, NY — The Orange County Land Trust (OCLT) has announced the protection of 99 acres of forest located within the Neversink River Watershed in the Town of Thompson. The property is located in the Lower Neversink River Valley, a “Priority Project Area” identified in the 2016 NYS Open Space Plan, as well as a “Significant Biodiversity Area” according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The land is comprised of hemlock northern hardwood forest and contains two streams, including a tributary of the Fowlwood Brook.

The Orange County Land Trust is dedicated to conserving natural habitats and working farmland in and around Orange County by partnering with willing landowners on conservation easements. For more information, call 845/534-3690 or visit www.oclt.org.

Sunrise mountain hawk watch

MILFORD, PA — On Saturday, September 21, the public is invited to join a hawk-watching excursion to Sunrise Mountain in Stokes State Forest, Sussex County, NJ. Meet at Key Food at 8:30 a.m. to carpool.

For more information or to register for the trip, contact Peter Wulfhorst at 570/618-2491 between the hours of 7 and 8 p.m.


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