Programs & Events

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January 2018 

        20               Winter Wonderland Hike
         1:00 pm                 Get out for some winter fun at Redwood Hill Preserve

        28               Food for Thought Nature Talk
        12:00 pm                From Seed to Table at the Depauville Free Library


February 2018

        23               Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Workshop with SLELO PRISM
        11:00 am               Help us search for HWA – at the IRLC Office, Redwood, NY

        24               Food for Thought Nature Talk
        12:00 pm               Jefferson County’s Natural Rarity – Alvar at the Depauville Free Library


March 2018

        24               Easter Egg Hunt
        12:00 pm               Easter egg hunt and crafts at Redwood Hill Preserve

        31               Food for Thought Nature Talk

        12:00 pm                In Memory of Bread – a discussion on food history, celiac disease, plant science, gastronomy                                                                                 at the Depauville Free Library                                      


April 2018

        28               Food for Thought Nature Talk – CANCELED 
        12:00 pm                Citizen Science at the Depauville Free Library


May 2018

         12              Birds, Blossoms and Bugs Hike
         10:00 am             Enjoy the beauty and curiosities of spring with a hike led by Vici Diehl and MaryBeth Warburton at Baker Woods Preserve

         25             Memorial Day Hike
           8:00 am             Start your summer with a morning hike at Redwood Hill Preserve  

         31              Pollinator Pathway Workshop
          6 – 9 pm              A Pollinator Pathway is a series of gardens containing native pollinator friendly plant species


June 2018

          8             IRLC Water Quality Conference
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm  Discussions and presentations from local and state experts pertaining to the Indian River Lakes

         14            Warblers
          6 – 9 pm           Ft. Drum Ornithologist, Jeff Bolsinger, discusses the difference between golden-winged and blue-winged warblers.

         28           Moonlight Paddle with TILT
          8 – 9 pm          A guided kayak adventure by moonlight on Butterfield Lake


July 2018

         5             Pollinator Survey Training
          7 – 9 pm          with Steve and Vici Diehl

         5             Moth Moonlight Madness
       9 – 11:30 pm       with Steve and Vici Diehl

         12          Native Americans and the Land; a Different View of Sustainability in Northern New York
      6:30 – 8:30 pm   Dr. Laurie Rush discusses the relationship between Native Americans and the natural enviornment

       17-19         Kid’s Summer Camp
       9 am – 12 pm       A fun-filled nature learning experience for kids ages 3-12 (and its FREE!) click for registration form

         26          Conservation through the lives of Adirondack loons
          6 – 9 pm          Cornell University Ornithologist, Scott Sutcliffe and Dr. Nina Scoch from the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation discuss loons

         28           eBird Orientation
       9 am – 12 pm       A family-friendly learning experience about the ebird mobile phone app with Cornell University Lab of Ornithology’s Scott Sutcliffe.


August 2018

         2              Water Quality Assessments using Biological Indicators
        6 – 8:30 pm        Workshop for citizen scientists interested in learning how to assess and monitor stream health

         4              Knee Deep in Stream Health and Ecology
     9 am – 12 pm          Benthic macroinvertebrate exploration workshop for kids of all ages

        25             Celebration of the Lakes
          5 pm                 Cheers to 20 years! IRLC’s annual celebration at Bella Brooke Vineyards


October 2018

         13              Falling Leaves Hike
    10 am – 12 pm           Grand Lake Reserve