Archive for November 2017

Guided Hike at Eastwoods Preserve

Sunday, November 12, 2pm.  We will practice tree and nut identification on this family-friendly hike along the one-mile loop trail at Eastwoods Preserve (link to map).  Eastwoods was purchased by the Town of Pound Ridge in 2009 and is maintained by a partnership between the Pound Ridge Conservation Board and the PRLC.  The forest is rich in Mountain laurel, ferns, moss and often mushrooms, giving it a fairly-land quality.  The trails are tighter and more twisting than most, a joy to hike on a fall day.  Please register with Krista at or call 914-205-3533.  Parking is limited at the Preserve parking lot at 134 Eastwoods Road, so please carpool if you can.


November Volunteer Work Session at Richards Preserve

Volunteers are needed to reign triumphant over the last bit of invasive species in this otherwise pristine nature preserve.  Please wear long sleeves and pants to be prepared to engage in battle and gain victory over the last remaining patch of Japanese barberry, and earn a well-deserved badge of glory for your efforts.  Yes, we will have temporary tatttoos available for the best, or any, volunteers.  No joke, this is a beautiful place for hiking and enjoying the ecology of Pound Ridge.  With your help, we can keep it this way.  Please contact Krista for more information at or 914-205-3533.

Here is a pic of last year’s crew.  They were a hardy bunch but I think we can best them (not really – they were awesome, but we will try).


INVASIVE SPECIES SUMMIT: Restoration and Long-term Management


Please help spread word of this event to interested environmentalists and land managers.  PRLC’s Land Steward and Educator, Krista Munger, will attend.  If you live locally and would like to meet up with her for socializing during the lunch hour (usually with a bunch of other local plant people), you can email her at


Friday, November 3, 2017

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity worldwide, second only to habitat loss. In this enlightening summit in Ross Hall, five experts share their hard-won insights about best practices to manage and restore ecosystems, and engage in audience conversation about how to establish goals, prioritize, take action to implement projects, and overcome challenges to achieve long-term success in both small- and large-scale sites.

Topics and Speakers:

Removal is Not (Usually) Enough!
Paddy Woodworth, award-winning Irish journalist and author of Our Once and Future Planet

Restoration Success in a Densely Urban Environment
Kristy King, Director of Natural Areas Restoration and Management for NYC Parks

So Many Weeds, So Little Time
Art Gover, Research Support Associate for the Penn State

Lessons from Urban to Suburban Environments
Tate Bushell, Director of Stewardship with the Westchester Land Trust
Jessica A. Schuler, Director of the Thain Family Forest at NYBG

Co-presented with Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management: LH PRISM logo

Link to NYBG Summit Website

Link to Registration