January: We hosted a full moon xc ski/snow shoe hike and stargazing with the Salem Astronomy Club at the home of Jan & Tom Wolski. Over 30 hardy participants shared in the fun.
March: Ron Renoni lead another popular Eagle Watch hike where keen birders from throughout the Capital Region turn out despite the frigid temperatures.
April: We were one of 55 state wide organizations to receive a Conservation Partnership Grant from the Environmental Protection Fund and administered by the Land Trust Alliance.
May: We launched a Partnership Plan with five area businesses in conjunction with a Membership Discount Card where BkC members are entitled to a discount when presenting their membership card.
We hosted a native plant sale & rain garden event with Fiddlehead Nursery to promote use of rain gardens to reduce storm water runoff and improve water quality.
We conducted 4 Hwy Clean Ups along State Rt 313 with our friends from the local chapter of Trout Unlimited.
We participated in the Whipple City Festival & had a booth at the Washington County Fair where local photographer, Bonnie J Ross exhibited her prints from the 2013Battenkill Runs Through It Festival.
June: Our 3rd Annual "Battenkill Runs Through It” Beach & Music Festival featured the Battenkill Picnic Plate with 10 area restaurants providing the food. We partnered with Hubbard Hall to present River Rhythms & a drumming circle. Our second annual “Community Citizen Award” was presented to Josh Levy, founder & president of Phantom Labs.
We created a River Watch Kids Discovery Kit complete with booklet & collection kit for kids to use when on the river to teach them the basics of water quality testing.
July: We ran our Outdoor Adventure Trip with a group of 10 middle school students who had a fab time on the river during the hottest week of the summer!
August: We partnered with the Georgi Museum to produce “Art of the Battenkill” featuring artists who use the river as inspiration for their work.
September: In conjunction with Battenkill Valley Outdoors, we conducted two “Give Back by Taking Out” River Clean Ups.
October: John Behan of Behan Planning & Design presented "Bringing the Waterfront to the Forefront of our Community" at our annual meeting hosted at the Battenkill Country Club.