STAATSBURG, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County in partnership with the Hudson River Estuary Program will present two free-of-charge, outdoor Recognizing Habitats programs for municipal officials and land trust staff to increase their ability to recognize and evaluate major habitats types. The programs will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Norrie Point Environmental Education Center in Staatsburg, New York as well as on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, New York.
Members of municipal planning boards, conservation advisory councils, zoning boards of appeal, and staff of land trusts, and other agencies are welcome to come to the free workshop. This workshop will help municipal officials interpret the landscape and discuss features and quality indicators for important habitats such as meadow, forest edge, interior forest, calcareous ledge, intermittent stream, intermittent woodland pool, and hardwood swamp. Discussions will include conversations relating to land development and conservation.
For more information regarding the program in Staatsburg, please contact Lea Stickle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-758-7053. You must register by August 30th to reserve a space. Online registrations can be made via Survey Monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GVNTN22. For more information regarding the program in Cornwall, please contact Nate Nardi-Cyrus at email@example.com or 845-256-3062. You must register by September 16th. Online registrations can be made via Survey Monkey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/HHFGYGL. Both programs will include municipal training certificates for those qualified.
Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit our website at www.cceorangecounty.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County
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