Cornell Cooperative Extension Will Host the 3rd Annual Sustainability Walk and Showcase
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County will host its third annual Sustainability Walk and Showcase this fall. The goal of the event is to encourage people to go outdoors, enjoy nature, and gain a greater understanding of the environment and how to protect it while also engaging in fun activities. The walk will take place on Saturday, October 14 from 10am until 2:00pm at Congers Lake at 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers, NY. Residents from across Rockland are invited to join the festivities and walk the beautiful, stroller-friendly, and handicap-accessible trail around the lake.
The event will feature ten educational stations where adults and children can learn about birds, bugs, and biodiversity. The station topics will include Invasive Plants, Insects and Ticks, Native Plants and Forest Trees, Animals around the Lake, Water Quality and Algae Blooms, Water Plants, Water Birds, as well as a Background and History of the Lake. There will be a scavenger hunt and other activities for kids as well as booths where parents can learn about environmentally friendly products and services. CCE Rockland will also be recognizing one organization, an individual, and the Town of Clarkstown for outstanding environmental stewardship.
“We are excited to bring this nature-focused event to Rockland residents and not only highlight the beautiful Congers Lake and local flora and fauna, but also provide an educational opportunity for all ages,” stated Suzanne Barclay, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County.
Donations are welcome and will go directly to benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension. The first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag filled with giveaways from the event’s Platinum sponsors which include Veolia, the Town of Clarkstown, and Orange & Rockland.
More information about the event, which will take place rain or shine, can be found at this link: https://rocklandcce.org/sws2023.
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CCE Rockland connects Rockland communities with Cornell research and expertise to enrich residents, local businesses, and municipal governments. In neighborhoods, homes, workplaces, and schools, CCE educators work to empower individuals and families with raising children, saving energy and money, growing, and preparing food, starting, and sustaining businesses, and protecting the environment. Each CCE association relies on county, state, and federal funds, as well as donations, to solve local problems
and strengthen communities. CCE Rockland is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the office in advance with any accommodation requests. Rockland@Cornell.edu or via phone at (845) 429-7085.