Town of Rochester Earth Day Road Clean-up
April 18th and 25th clean-up days
Town of Rochester residents are invited to join in our annual community event to clean up our town for Earth Day. Help keep our town beautiful and join in the road cleanup effort Saturday April 18 or Saturday April 25, 2015. Pick a road, get a few folks together and make your neighborhood shine!
To participate in the road clean-up contact the Youth Commission office to register your clean-up spot and get your orange bags. If your road is not registered, the highway department will not know to pick up the full bags after the clean-up. The orange bags must be used and will be available at the Town Hall and the Community Center in Accord for those who register. Call (845) 626-2115 or email email@example.com to register your road and get more information about the Town of Rochester Earth Day Road Clean-up.
April 25th Earthday Celebration
Join us at the Accord Community Center at 2 for a presentation by Linda-Brook Guenther on
The Birds and the Bees in your Backyard: An interactive discussion on pollinators in our region
• Make your own ‘Ka-Blooms’(pollinator seed bombs) with seeds donated by Hudson Valley Seed Library
@ the Community Center in Accord
Hosted by the Town of Rochester ECC and Youth Commission
Join the Town of Rochester ECC for our Creek Cleanup on the Rondout.
When: September14th, Storm date, September 21
Where: Rail Trail entrance on Berme Road in Kerhonkson
What: Bring your canoe, water and life vest
Be prepared: to work hard, make a difference on our stream and have fun!
We will have a pizza party to celebrate.
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Town of Rochester Earth Day Road Cleanup:
Town of Rochester residents are invited to join in a community effort to clean up their town for Earth Day. Take pride in the beauty of our town and join in the road cleanup effort Saturday April 20 or Saturday April 27, 2013. Pick a road, get a few folks together and make your neighborhood shine! Pizza and drinks will be offered at the Community Center, at 2:00 PM, on the April 27th cleanup day as a thank you to those who participate in either cleanup day.
It is very important that anyone wishing to participate in the road cleanup first contact Carol Dennin, at the Youth Commission office, to register their road. If your road is not registered, the highway department will not know to pick up the full bags after the cleanup. Heavy duty orange garbage bags will be available at the Town Hall and the Community Center in Accord for those who register. If the weather is poor on April 20, all cleanup efforts and pizza party will take place on April 27th. Call (845) 626-2115 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register your road and get more information about the Town of Rochester Earth Day Road Cleanup.
Francis Groeters, of Catskill Native nursery will be speaking about the effects of landscaping with non-native invasive species and offering native alternatives.
April 9 -7 pm at the Town Hall in Accord.
Sponsored by the town of Rochester ECC
Thursday, March 12, 7 pm town hall the Rochester ECC presents:
Gabriel Chapin from the Nature Conservancy will be discussing
Forest fire ecology and management on the Shawangunk Ridge,
including anoverview of the Overlooks wildfire at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.
He will also discuss plans for conducting controlled burns on the Ridge
to maintain forest health and reduce the threat of severe wildfires.
Regular ECC meeting to follow at 8 pm.
Hudson River Estuary Program’s “Trees for Tribs” Initiative
Replanting the Streams of the Hudson Valley
If you want plants for: Spring 2009
Application time is: Any time before March 1, 2009. Reserving plants early is advisable
The Hudson River Estuary Program’s “Trees for Tribs” Initiative is offering free native trees and shrubs for qualifying projects in the Hudson River Estuary watershed within the State of New York from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to the Troy Dam (see the Hudson River Estuary Grant Programs Boundaries map (pdf, 1MB)). The Estuary Program’s Riparian Buffer Coordinator can assist with plant selection, designing a planting plan, and other technical information to improve the odds of success for your project.
Riparian (streamside) buffers are a major component to maintaining healthy streams and water. These buffers, composed of trees, shrubs, and grasses help to reduce pollution entering waterways by slowing down and filtering runoff, thus extending retention time. Buffers also help to reduce flooding and erosion by stabilizing shorelines and absorbing high velocity flows. In addition, they serve an important role for wildlife as a shoreline transition zone and travel corridor, not to mention increasing overall biodiversity and improving in-stream health. The Town of Rochester Environmental Conservation Commission is pleased to announce the sponsorship of a series of presentations highlighting environmental topics pertinent to the town. This series will include 4-5 diverse topic presentations over the coming months, ranging from streams and flooding to bears.
Marbletown Landowners Association
Rochester Environmental Conservation Commission
Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission
Invasive Forest Pests: Why Worry?
Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer and Others
The second in an informal series of talks on local ecology open to the public. Join your neighbors to learn more about:
How these non-native insect pests and pathogens threaten our forests
What you can do to prevent these threats to forest health and our economy
Wednesday, March 4th, 2008, 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Snow Date: Thursday, March 19th)
Marbletown Community Center on Route 209, Stone Ridge, NY
(opposite Mobil Station & Key Bank)
Speakers: Michael Callan, Forester and Barbara Dibeler, Ecologist
The Environmental Conservation Commission will hold its 2nd in a series of lectures Thursday, September 11th, 7pm at Town Hall.
Dave Cree, NYSDEC wildlife technician, will talk about Black bear biology, nuisance avoidance and practical knowledge of how to live with these magnificent animals. Dave is a town of Rochester resident and has worked with black bears in New York for over 25 years.
The regular ECC meeting will follow after the lecture.
The first presentation in the series is titled “Streamside Buffers in the Hudson Valley” and will be presented by Kevin Grieser, Riparian Buffer Coordinator, Hudson River Estuary Program.
The event will be held Thursday July 10th at the Town of Rochester town hall in Accord (Scenic Drive just off Granite Road).The presentation will be from 7 PM-8 PM. Following the presentation there will be a question and answer discussion period. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Topic of Discussion:
“Streamside Buffers in the Hudson Valley”
by Kevin Grieser, Riparian Buffer Coordinator, Hudson River Estuary Program
Streamside (riparian) buffers are a major component to maintaining healthy streams and water.~ These buffers, composed of trees, shrubs, and grasses help to reduce pollution entering waterways by slowing down and filtering runoff, thus extending retention time.~ Buffers also help to reduce flooding and erosion by stabilizing shorelines and absorbing high velocity flows.~ In addition, they serve an important role for wildlife as a shoreline transition zone and travel corridor, not to mention increasing overall biodiversity and improving in-stream health.~
Kevin’s presentation will focus on the importance of streamside buffers and the difference between healthy and unhealthy buffers.~ He will also discuss the protection and restoration options regarding streamside buffers available in the Hudson River Estuary Wateshed, including the Town of Rochester, with an emphasis on the Hudson River Estuary Program’s “Trees for Tribs” initiative, which provides free native trees and shrubs for qualifying projects in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed.
Kevin Grieser is the Riparian Buffer Coordinator of the Hudson River Estuary Program, having joined Cornell University and the New York Water Resources Institute in February of 2007. Kevin’s primary focus is furthering the goals and objectives of the Hudson River Action Agenda’s section on “Streams and Tributaries of the Hudson River Estuary Watershed”. His current focus is on a new initiative called “Trees for Tribs”, focusing on replanting stream (riparian) buffers in the Hudson Valley, which was responsible for planting over 4,000 native trees and shrubs this spring along streams throughout the Estuary Watershed at 28 different project sites with the help of over 500 volunteers.~ Kevin has been a member of the Town of Rochester ECC since 2007.