April 22: Adopt a Stream for Earth Day
Adopt a Stream Program
This Earth Day, we'll be signing up volunteers to Adopt a Stream and demonstrating what is involved. Stay tuned for details or email us if you are keen to learn more now.
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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: The 8th Annual FREE Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival
The 8th Annual 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 is FREE and offers all the wonderful activities, music and fun to any and all who come. Fabulous food offerings from Scouts Troop 62 and local venues will be available for purchase still happen for those who come with an appetite.
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.
Rexleigh Marble Mill Work Begins Thanks to Land Trust Alliance
The Battenkill Conservancy received a 2017 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.