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ECOS Executive Director Search Announcement

ECOS is currently accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. A full job description and application instructions can be found here: ECOS Executive Director Job Search  ...

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ECOS visits The Brown School

April 28th was the date of another school presentation by ECOS. This time Ed Kautz and Steve Jones addressed students at Brown School in Schenectady during their Earth Awareness Day outdoor program. Classes ranged from pre-schoolers age 3-5 through students twice the...

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Discover the Bozenkill Preserve

It’s particularly satisfying to promote the Bozen Kill Preserve among ECOS outdoor enthusiasts because of my bias for this new preserve that is just around the corner from our house in Altamont, Albany County.  My wife Kathy is a co-steward for the Mohawk Hudson Land...

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ECOS Single Stream Recycling Center Tour

Our 10-person tour of the Single Stream Recycling Operation in Albany was eye-opening and thought-provoking! An illustrated, informative talk was provided by Director, Dan Kurtz, prior to leading us through the plant. This quiet session was the time for questions. The...

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Witch Hazel Shrub

Pictured here on the final walk of our series, is a terrific shrub called witch hazel. On our walks there are opportunities to learn or refresh one's knowledge of flora and fauna. Our next series will be either cross country skiing or snowshoe excursions. In the...

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Tree fire

As someone who enjoys the outdoors and working to improve hiking trails and Adirondack Lean-tos, I gladly spend a few days a year doing those very things. A very unusual thing happened this past week just after I began to recheck a section of the Northville Placid...

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