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Native and Invasive Plant ID Walk on The Preserve at Vassar College

Location

The Preserve at Vassar College
50 Vassar Farm Ln
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

41.678392 -73.896840

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson

Date(s)

  • September 18, 2022, 1:00PM

Details

Event Type Walk/Hike Description Join us for a guided hike on The Preserve at Vassar College from 1-2pm. This tour will highlight the native and invasive plant species found in the area on the Farm Road and Collins Trail. The Collins Trail is our phenology trail that leads to the Collin’s Field Station and pavilion. The hike is *not* a loop, however, there will be someone to guide you back to the entrance. Please register here: https://forms.gle/njeZA78rbsKfPYPx9 If you are looking for a way to get further involved, join us from 2-3pm for a short invasive species work session after the hike. This is a great way to connect with stewardship and make a difference in restoring the native flora of the Hudson Valley. The 415 acre Vassar Ecological Preserve is an invaluable resource for Vassar and the larger surrounding community. Visitors may also use the preserve by hiking, biking, and running on a network of marked trails, giving campus and community members access to one of the few remaining green spaces in Poughkeepsie. The mission of the Vassar Preserve is to protect and preserve the ecological diversity of the land to ensure that its educational value will be maintained in perpetuity. Sponsoring Organization The Preserve at Vassar College, The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns

Contact Information

krobinson-guest@vassar.edu
(631) 703-7585
https://www.facebook.com/vassarecologicalpreserve

Registration

Advance registration required.
Form: https://forms.gle/njeZA78rbsKfPYPx9 Deadline: September 14, 2022 Contact: krobinson-guest@vassar.edu

Additional Information

small but moderately steep ascent/decent on the Collins Trail. Uneven surfaces. Can get muddy, depending on the weather.

Event Duration (hours): 1
Difficulty: Moderate
Length (miles): 2
Path: One-way
Boots Needed: No

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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