Posts by elrose

DEC Grant Award for Restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed

DEC Awards $199,000 Grant to the Edward L. Rose Conservancy to Restore Chesapeake Bay Watershed “Riparian buffers are critical to New York’s continued effort to reduce nutrients and sediment in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. New York, along with six other jurisdictions, are working together to restore the Chesapeake Bay,” said DEC Commissioner Seggos. “Riparian buffers…

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Conservation Success Story – Wood Ducks

In Conservation, it is important to have a long term perspective. In 2015, Edward L Rose Conservancy partnered with Rockwell Collins for a Green Communities grant involving the construction of nesting boxes. Some of those boxes were designed for Wood Duck nesting. The cedar construction of the nesting boxes included a predator shield to block…

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Spring Visitors to Floating Platform

Spring Visitors to our Floating Platforms: We deployed two floating platforms again this Spring, including motion activated cameras. The platforms are made of cedar, are anchored near the inlet to Silver Lake, and include some over-arching branches for protection from predators and some hay for a softer bed. No bait or enticement is provided other…

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Cool Impression

The winter weather was moderating this weekend with temperatures above freezing. The local lakes and ponds are covered with ice, but it was softening today. Most of the sunlight that strikes the white ice surface, reflects off. Where there is a darker surface, such as a brown oak leaf, more of the solar radiant energy…

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Snow Tracks

The winter snow brings with it opportunities to take a walk in nature and observe the beauty in the world around us. Even when we are not there when local creatures are about, they often leave evidence of their activities. How are you at identifying tracks in the snow left by common wild creatures? A.…

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Wine and Paint Fundraiser!

Join the Edward L Rose Conservancy, a local land trust, for a fun, relaxing and creative evening, all in support of environmental conservation! Create a work of art with step by step instruction from a local artist, while enjoying New York wines and good company! The event will be held on Monday, October 24th from…

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2016 Annual Meeting at Greenwood Sanctuary Hi-Lights

This year the Edward L Rose Conservancy Annual meeting was held at the Greenwood Sanctuary property in Dimock, PA south of Montrose. The meeting had a business component which included reports on the previous year’s activities and initiatives. The venue of the beautiful Greenwood Sanctuary also provided the opportunity to see first hand the local…

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Cornell Interns Complete Summer Projects

The Conservancy was again blessed and impressed with the energy, intelligence, and hard work from the Cornell interns working on projects at Greenwood Sanctuary and High Point Preserve in the Summer of 2016. Nicole Thuzar Tu-Maung, Cory Snyder, and Briana J. Binkerd-Dale, working under the supervision of Kristi Sullivan and Steve Morreale from Cornell’s Department…

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A Stream Runs Through It – Annual Meeting Conservation Easement

The 2016 Annual Membership meeting was held for the first time at the Greenwood Sanctuary property in Dimock, PA. The Greenwood Sanctuary property is a treasure, and the barn and trails were in excellent condition. One of the high-lights of the meeting was the presentation of an Easement Sign to Mr. Wally Woods who recently…

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Water Lilies

This seems to be the year for an abundance of chipmunks and water lilies. There are two species of water lily commonly found in northeast US lakes and ponds: Sometimes called “American Water Lily” or “Fragrant Water Lily”, it is native to the eastern U.S. Fragrant water lily has an interesting pollination strategy. Each white…

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