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...
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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....
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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...
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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:

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.

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