Cornell Cooperative Extension Will Host a Sustainability Walk and Showcase An Educational and Fun Outdoor Experience for the Whole Family


The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County will host an inaugural Sustainability Walk and Showcase this fall. The goal of the event is to encourage people to enjoy nature and gain a greater understanding about our environment and how to protect it while also providing a fun day of activities. The walk will take place on October 2nd from 10:00am until 2:00pm at
Congers Lake at 6 Gilchrest Road during the vibrant leaf-peeping season. Residents from across Rockland are invited to join the festivities and walk the beautiful trail around the Lake, which is normally only accessible to Clarkstown residents.

The event will feature ten educational stations where adults and kids 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 and booths where parents can learn about environmentally friendly products and services.

“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.

A donation of $10 for adults will go directly to benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension. Children under 18 are free. Each family that registers by October 1 st will receive a swag bag filled with giveaways from the event’s Platinum Sponsors SUEZ and Orange & Rockland. Tickets can be purchased here

More information about the event, which will take place rain or shine, can be found at this link.

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. or via phone at (845) 429-7085.

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