Lifestyle

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.

Spend First Saturdays on the Trail with the Woodstock Land Conservancy

Spend First Saturdays on the Trail with the Woodstock Land Conservancy

The Woodstock Land Conservancy (WLC) has released its First Saturdays on the Trail schedule for 2021. If you want to participate in these expert-led nature hikes and activities, you’ll need to sign up well in advance. The January 2 Winter Stream Walk, visiting various habitats along the Sawkill Creek near the Zena Cornfield – whose preservation was the focus of the battle that brought WLC into being 33 years ago – was full up.

Nordic skiing revival thrives in the Shawangunks 

Nordic skiing revival thrives in the Shawangunks 

Central Ulster County, with the miles of groomed carriage roads, linear rail-trail parks. and now the River-2-Ridge trail that leads outdoor enthusiasts from the Village of New Paltz to the heart of the Shawangunk Mountains. This is a pristine and magical  place to wax up cross-country skis and glide across the wintry landscape.

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.