Nature

I Love My Park Day seeks park cleanup volunteers

I Love My Park Day seeks park cleanup volunteers

The Minnewaska State Park Preserve and Sam’s Point will both host volunteers as part of more than 135 cleanup, improvement and beautification events happening statewide this year. Volunteers may choose among four trail improvement projects and a garden improvement project, all of which will greatly benefit the Park Preserve. Volunteers will work alongside Park Preserve staff and/or New York/New Jersey Trail Conference members on each project.

Mohonk Consultations hosts plastic waste crisis talk

Mohonk Consultations hosts plastic waste crisis talk

It’s a terrifying deep dive into the scourge of plastic pollution, from the gyres of junk to be found swirling in our oceans to the mountains of unrecyclable materials clogging the world’s solid waste plants to the microplastic particles finding their way inexorably into our food supply.

Film about Esopus Creek streaming for a limited time

Film about Esopus Creek streaming for a limited time

About 30 minutes long, the film details the history and ecology of the lower portion of the creek, with a focus on Saugerties, where the Esopus meets the Hudson. Sweeping overhead shots of the creek and surrounding woodlands, as well as historic postcards and paintings, help illustrate interviews with a dozen or so local historians, artists, naturalists, and others whose lives and work have brought them into contact with and contemplation of the creek.