ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse
May 23, 2022

Lester Park, Saratoga Walk

Lester Park is famous for its geology, with stomatolites nearly 500 million years old, and for its much more recent glacial geology. The ancient rock is limestone and the surrounding area has rich limestone soil [...]

Seven Preserve Hike – Lisha Kill Preserve

Lisha Kill Preserve, 2518 Rosendale Rd., Niskayuna. Leader -  Andy Kulmatiski Explore seven beautiful local nature preserves with ECOS guides. Once you have visited all seven preserves with ECOS or on your own, complete the [...]

Joralemon Memorial Park Walk

A wonderful spring habitat for wildflowers, with fern-filled dells as well as a historic lime kiln dating back to the Civil War. Ruth Brooks, leader. Directions: Take Rt. 890 east to the Thruway; take the [...]

Seven Preserve Hike – Plotter Kill Preserve

Plotter Kill Preserve Mariaville Rd, Rotterdam, NY

Plotter Kill Preserve Mariaville Rd., Rotterdam (2.3 miles West of Putnam Rd.) Leader - Will Seyse Explore seven beautiful local nature preserves with ECOS guides. Once you have visited all seven preserves with ECOS or [...]

Connecting Children to Nature

Central Park Schenectady 500 Iroquois Way, Schenectady

This program is for children ages 6-12 (with children under 10 accompanied by a caregiver), and is led by Rebekka Henriksen. Each gathering features a hike where we will look for and explore native plants, [...]