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Come see the fish of the Mohawk River!

Join ECOS at Lock 7 Park in Niskayuna this Thursday, October 12, from 9am- Noon. We will be seining for fish and sampling the river water, as part of the ECOS site in the annual DEC Day in the Life of the River program.  We hope to catch some fish for our school...

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Bite into Fall with ECOS!

We, at ECOS, want to get you, your family, and your kids outside! ECOS is launching a new series of programs to help parents and caregivers get their kids outside digging in the dirt, playing in the woods, riding their bikes, exploring creeks and ponds... Like these...

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ECOS has a new Executive Director!

ECOS' Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of our new executive director, Leah Akins. Leah has over 15 years' experience in environmental science, policy and education. She has a B.S. in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel...

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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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