April 22: Adopt a Stream for Earth Day
Adopt a Stream Program
This Earth Day - Make a Difference: Volunteer. BkC will be signing up volunteers to Adopt a Stream and demonstrating what is involved in using our EarthEcho Water Quality Testing Kits. The event take place at the Greenwich Library on April 22 from 2- 4pm.
We love Crandall Library's Folk Life Center's series of 'Battenkill Inspired Videos - check them out here
Looking for a copy of our Untold Stories of the Battenkill book? We have them! Receive a free copy with a membership gift of $100 or more. Already a member but don't yet have a copy? Simply interested in ordering a book? Email us and we will be happy to get you a copy.
May 5: Community Paddle & River Clean Up
Community Paddle & Clean Up Day
Join us Saturday May 5th to participant in a Community Paddle and Clean Up. Various sites will be targeted along the Hudson and Battenkill as we expand our efforts to promote clean water & open space within the Battenkill watershed & beyond! Subscribe to our BkC e-updates to receive updates.
Our work is supported in part by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Conservation Partnership Program administered by The Land Trust Alliance.
Saturday May 26: 8th Annual FREE Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival
The 8th Annual FREE Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival returns on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from Noon – 5pm at the Greenwich Town Beach, just north of the village on State Route 29. The community supported, family friendly environmental festival kicks off the summer season on the banks of the Battenkill and celebrates one of the largest public parks along the river's banks.
This year the Festival admission is FREE and offers all the wonderful activities, music and fun to any and all who come. Fabulous food offerings with the Battenkill BBQ Plate prepared by the Scouts with plenty of delicious sides from local venues will be available for sale. Come with an appetite, stay to enjoy fun on the river, Lilly Loveday dancers and raffle prizes, silent auctions and the popular "Bug Table"
Headlining the music this year is the ever more popular regional band, HEARD featuring their unique, internationally flavored jazz & percussion sound. Following the traditional flag raising ceremony and singing of America the Beautiful by local scouts, duo George Wilson & Alan Epstein on fiddle and mandolin open the musical entertainment. Dave Michaels, morning DJ for EXIT 97.7 returns as the event's EMCEE, demonstrating WMHT's commitment to community, culture and connections.
Support our Work: Own this beautiful, original oil on canvas painting of the Rexleigh Marble Mill in Salem, NY by well known author, painter & blogger, James Howard Knustler. Email us to learn how.
Rexleigh Marble Mill Property Plans for 2018
The Battenkill Conservancy received a Transaction Grant under the NYS Conservation Partnership Program and administered by the Land Trust Alliance, Saratoga Springs to assist with the initial work on the 3 acre Rexleigh Marble Mill property in Salem, NY. The parcel was donated by the Oakley family in late 2016 and is now permanently preserved. The work plans will begin to be implemented in 2018 with property clean ups, better access to the river and developing a vision for the future of the buildings.