June 2023 FULL MOON HIKE & MUSIC – is CANCELED and rescheduled for Aug 30th
Unfortunately, we have to reschedule this weekend’s June Full Moon event. It will now be held Wednesday, August 30, 2023, for the Full Blue Supermoon. We are grateful for your interest and apologies it did not work out this time. ALL PREVIOUS PARKING RESERVATIONS WILL BE HONORED for the Weds, Aug 30 Full Blue Super Moon... Read More
Middle School Pollinator Project 2023
We are a team of 8th graders from Bulkeley Middle School Civics class in Rhinebeck striving to create a more vibrant and healthy habitat for local pollinators. We hope the visibility of gardens we are creating around the Village inspires our community to recognize the small steps we can all take to benefit our local... Read More
Help protect our land forever!
Help protect our land forever! Friend, please consider making a gift today to Winnakee to support our work of preserving vital lands and wildlife habitats. Your contribution will make it possible for us to continue our mission of protecting and restoring the Hudson Valley’s most ecologically significant places while connecting the community to our lands.... Read More
HAPPY EARTH DAY! Join us.
Drop in as you wish. You can plan your visit around a specific activity at Vlei, forge your own way for a self-guided bioblitz, or stop into Burger Hill to prepare some seedlings and take some home for your backyard. Choose your own adventure! FULL EARTH DAY LINE-UP HERE
What Earth Day Means to Me
By Isabel “Scout” Pronto Breslin Each spring, my parents and I would make the trip up to Central Park to go see the magnolia trees. As a kid, Central Park was the only place that truly had any sense of wildness in the city, and I savored it. I would take great joy in scrambling... Read More
Lookout Loop Trail now open at Saw Kill
The Lookout Loop Trail is now open, adding an optional half mile loop at Winnakee’s Saw Kill Trails in Red Hook! As of 4/16/23 Yellow Trout Lilies and Wild Violets can be seen, and Hairy (and other) Woodpeckers heard, along it! More Details for your next visit:
UPCOMING EVENTS: Spring & Summer 2023
Tis the season! Get Outdoors and Support Land Protection! View Winnakee’s full line up of Spring and Summer opportunities to enjoy the bounty of our region: VIEW THE LINE UP HERE
Big Nights for Amphibian Crossings
Read more in HV Pilot about Winnakee’s BIG NIGHT outings to help amphibians reach their spring breeding pools (click here to view article) and how identifying their crossing areas and population numbers help inform ecosystem health and habitats in need of land protection.
BIG NIGHT OUTING TONIGHT: Thurs, 3/23 from 7-9pm! Help Amphibians Cross the Road!
***UPDATE: THURSDAY, 3/23BIG NIGHT OUTING TONIGHT! Vlei Marsh, 186 Vlei Road Rhinebeck. Limited parking, please car pool*** Winnkaee is thrilled to promote the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Amphibian Migration and Road Crossing (AM&RC) program, aka “Big Night.” Become a citizen scientist and help save amphibians when they migrate to lay eggs in spring vernal pool!... Read More
Today is International Day of the Forest!
Learn more about the UN’s campaign of HEALTHY FORESTS FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE and how Winnakee is making impacts for FOREVER FORESTS close to home! READ MORE