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Walking Tour of the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

Location

The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns; Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve
50 Vassar Farm Lane
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

41.673852 -73.898479

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson

Date(s)

  • September 22, 2019, 1:00PM

Details

Event Type Walk/Hike Description Please join the Environmental Cooperative and the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve for a walking tour along trails on the preserve. This tour will feature The Ellen Swallows Richard Historical Trail, The Drumlin Trail, The Phenology Trail, or the Beaver Trail, depending on weather and trail conditions. Learn about research and land management currently happening on the Preserve, including controlling invasives and the effects of white-tailed deer on our forests. Sponsoring Organization The Environmental Cooperative

Contact Information

jerubbo@vassar.edu
8454377422
https://www.facebook.com/The-Environmental-Cooperative-at-the-Vassar-Barns-1825432701016580/

Registration

Advance registration required.
9/20/19 845-437-7422 jerubbo@vassar.edu

Additional Information

We will be walking on trails on the Preserve. There are a few steep ascents and some rocky terrain, some trails might be muddy. Above the Ankle boots are not required, but might be useful. Sneakers or sturdy walking shoes are best. NO sandals. Rain or shine (unless weather is extreme, we will notify participants of cancellation by 10am on the 22nd).
Additional Equipment Required: General sun and bug (tick) protections such as: Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and bug spray suggested. Bring water if needed.

Event Duration (hours): 2
Difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for children under age 6.
Length (miles): 2
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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