HYDE PARK — Winnakee Land Trust today announced that as part of a collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County and its “No Child Left Inside” initiative, an event called “Discover Invasive Species” will take place on Thursday, July 25th at Winnakee Nature Preserve in Hyde Park.
Said Warren Rosenthal, Land Protection Manager at Winnakee Land Trust, “The idea behind this event is to guide children and their families through an afternoon of fun and work to discover and remove invasive species that live in this 105-acre nature preserve. It will be a wonderful, hands-on experience that we hope will drive home our message of land conservation and protection to people of all ages, but especially to the younger generation who can become good stewards of the land at an early age.”
Rosenthal noted, “participants should plan to wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, as well as light-colored, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and socks, and bring work gloves. If possible, bring loppers or pruners, along with insect repellent and a smart phone; you can visit
inaturalist.org to familiarize yourself with the application ahead of time. It’ll be a great day for all; we are thrilled to be hosting this event!”
The event is free of charge and open to the public. All ages welcome. The first 15 to arrive will receive a complimentary pair of gardening gloves. Snacks will be provided.
For more information, visit winnakee.org.