In a sea of Birkenstocks, local farmers markets and awareness-raising bumper stickers, it comes as no surprise to most that the community of New Paltz holds the environment in high regard. “Sustainability doesn’t take breaks, you know?” said Brian Pine, the director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance at SUNY New […]

Representatives from the Mohonk Mountain Preserve and the Open Space Institute held a public discussion on Feb. 25 to discuss the “Land Asset Management Plan”  for the Mohonk Preserve foothills. OSI, whose primary goals are to conserve natural and historical land holdings, bought the iconic 857 acre parcel last fall […]

The sky’s the limit for the Cosmic Club, which will hold its first meeting Oct. 24 with its new faculty advisor Raj Pandya, newly-appointed director of the John R. Kirk Planetarium. “We kind of want to get him acclimated with us and get us all on the same track before […]

In July, 2010, an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive beetle residential to east Asia, was found in Saugerties, N.Y., and has since been infecting ash trees all throughout Ulster County in devastating measure. According to the National Invasive Species Information Center, the EAB was originally found in Michigan in 2002, […]

  350.org, a grassroots campaign which focuses on stopping the climate crisis, held an event in Hasbrouck Park on Oct. 24 to raise awareness on carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere. Members of the local community discussed issues concerning alternative energy, local foods and cutting waste in order to […]

The Mohonk Preserve will sponsor an introduction to Project FeederWatch on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Program FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in which anyone can participate from the comfort of their own home. “It’s a really phenomenal […]

Photos by Rebecca Kassay Brook Farm is one of a group of small, polyculture (growing more than one type of produce) farms in the New Paltz area. These farms avoid negatively affecting the environment and the quality of their food by not spreading any such chemicals on the crops and […]

  Photo by Jen Sobota A volunteer at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, NY describes the life of former carriage horse, Big Ted, to a group touring the sanctuary during the fall. Big Ted pulled handsome cabs in New York City, plowed fields for the Amish in Pennsylvania, hauled […]

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