Krista Munger

Krista Munger has been working as a conservationist and science educator in the Hudson Valley since 1997. She grew up rambling in nearby woods and is raising her daughter to do the same. Her other interests include gardening, cross-country skiing and canoeing.

Guided Hike and Walking Tour of the Armstrong Preserve's Learning Landscape

Event for the Whole Family from Toddlers to Mobile Seniors

Date: Saturday, June 25th, 2016
Time: 12noon
Location: Armstrong Preserve and Education Center off Rt 121.

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Our volunteers and funders have supported the development of an incredible educational resource at the Armstrong Preserve, home to valuable natural habitats such as our woodland meadow, vernal pool, and forest restoration area, and the working backyard of our resident Land Steward & Educator.  

Join us for a guided tour and learn what makes this such a diverse and productive landscape and a model of habitat management.  Starting from the kiosk, we will walk at a slow pace, stopping often to discuss the benefits of sustainable landscape management.  Be prepared to see what organic methods can do to bring beauty, and wildlife, to your property.

The newly upgraded off-the-grid energy systems will also be showcased at this event along with newly installed monitoring, control and automation systems which facilitate advanced functionality- making the Armstrong House truly ‘smart’. The prototype has begun its second act as a flexible, optimized and tangible producer and consumer of residential domestic energy.

Parking for this event is available at the top of the driveway and along Rt 121.  RSVP by emailing landsteward.educator@prlc.net or calling Krista at the Armstrong Education Center’s office 914-205-3533. 1361 Old Post Rd. Pound Ridge.

Volunteer Work Session: Halle Ravine Staircase Replacement and Trail Cleanup

Date: Saturday July 9, 2016

Time:  9am to noon.  Meet us at the kiosk at 9am, or later at the work site on the eastern bank of the ravine.

Location: Halle Ravine Preserve on Trinity Pass Road, near the intersection with Donbrook Road.

Staircase to be replaced at Halle Ravine

Staircase to be replaced at Halle Ravine

You are invited to our summer kickoff to improve trail safety along a steep slope of the beautiful Halle Ravine Preserve.  Volunteers of all ages will be trained to clear branches and invasive plants from the trails.  More skilled volunteers are sought to help replace a series of wooden steps on the eastern side of the Ravine.  

This is the first of five work sessions planned for our trailwork in Halle in summer and fall.  Please pre-register for more information on plans, meeting location, and parking by emailing landsteward@prlc.net, or call (914) 205-3533.

 

Volunteer Work Session: Halle Ravine Staircase Replacement and Berry Picking

Date:  August 6, 2016

Time: 9am to noon. Meet us at the kiosk at 9am, or later at the work site on the eastern bank of the ravine.

Location: Halle Ravine Preserve on Trinity Pass Road, near the intersection with Donbrook Road.

Halle Ravine

Halle Ravine

Join our second summer trail work session in the cool, shady forest of Halle Ravine.  Volunteers will be taught how to identify and protect native plants like raspberry and blackberry, and to remove invasive wineberry.  Some participants may wish to join our building team on the steep steps project.  

Please pre-register for more information on plans, meeting location, and parking by emailing landsteward@prlc.net, or call (914) 205-3533.

 

Annual Summer Intern Presentations to the Public at the Armstrong Preserve and Education Center

Date: August 17, 2016

Time: 7pm to 830pm

Location:  The Armstrong Preserve and Education Center, 1361 Old Post Road, Pound Ridge.  Parking is available at the top of the driveway.

10329299_794305183942363_2203412012294234361_nOur summer interns are proud to present to the public on their work and accomplishments this summer with PRLC.  Everyone is welcome to attend this inspiring and informative evening in support of our young conservationist interns and volunteers.  Join us in recognizing their efforts to serve our community through an internship with the PRLC.

Volunteer Work Session: Halle Ravine Staircase Replacement and Invasive Species Control

Date: Saturday September 10, 2016

Time:  9am to noon.  Meet us at the kiosk at 9am, or later at the work site on the eastern bank of the ravine.

Location: Halle Ravine Preserve on Trinity Pass Road, near the intersection with Donbrook Road.

DeborahIn our end-of-summer work session at Halle Ravine, volunteers are needed to continue work on replacing the wooden steps along a steep section of trail.  Additional volunteers will be instructed on how to cut and control invasive species of tree called Winged euonymus, in order to create space for new plantings of native shrubs.   

Please pre-register for more information on plans, meeting location, and parking by emailing landsteward@prlc.net, or call (914) 205-3533.

 

 

Guided Hike at Halle Ravine: Natural History Exploration

Date: September 10, 2016

Time: 1pm to 3pm.  Meet us at the kiosk at 1pm or keep right at the kiosk to find us on the trail.

Location: Halle Ravine Preserve, on Trinity Pass Road near the intersection with Donbrook Road

048Following our morning trail work session at Halle Ravine, the community is invited on a guided hike to explore the fascinating natural history of this preserve.  PRLC’s Land Steward and Educator, Krista Munger, will share stories of this forest’s ecology and geology, and will help you to identify its plants and animals.  We will depart from the Preserve entrance on Trinity Pass Road promptly at 1pm and proceed at a slower pace, suitable for families.  

Volunteer Work Session: Halle Ravine Staircase Replacement and Planting Projects

Date: Saturday October 1, 2016

Time:  9am to noon.  Meet us at the kiosk at 9am, or later at the work site on the eastern bank of the ravine.

Location: Halle Ravine Preserve on Trinity Pass Road, near the intersection with Donbrook Road.

FullSizeRender (6)Spend a fall morning on the trails at Halle Ravine with our volunteer team of neighbors and supporters – you won’t regret it!  This is a fine time to be outdoors and to lend a hand in either our native plant restoration efforts or trail improvement projects.  

Please pre-register for more information on plans, meeting location, and parking by emailing landsteward@prlc.net, or call (914) 205-3533.

 

 

Guided Hike from Armstrong to Richards Preserve: A Mushroom Foray

Date: October 23, 2016

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Location:  Meet at the Armstrong Preserve kiosk at 1361 Old Post Road.

AmanitaThis year, our popular fall guided hike and mushroom foray will be based at the Armstrong Preserve and will bring us through deciduous forest over to Richard’s Preserve, to a patch of old-growth hemlock forest.  Along the way, hikers are treated to a view of the Cross River Reservoir.  Past species noted include Chicken of the woods, Maitake, Reishi, Dead man’s fingers, Emetic russula, and Destroying angel, among many others.  

RSVP with Krista for weather updates at landsteward@prlc.net or (914)-205-3533.

Volunteer Work Session: Halle Ravine Staircase Replacement Final Cleanup

Date: Saturday October 5, 2016

Time:  9am to noon.  Meet us at the kiosk at 9am, or later at the work site on the eastern bank of the ravine.

Location: Halle Ravine Preserve on Trinity Pass Road, near the intersection with Donbrook Road.

Krista and Pleasantville student at Carolin's GroveThis is our final work session scheduled at Halle Ravine for this year and will be entirely focused on cleanup and restoration of our season-long building project to replace the steep stairs along the eastern bank.  Please RSVP for more information on plans, meeting location, and parking by emailing landsteward@prlc.net, or call (914) 205-3533.

Guided Hike at Bye Preserve: See the Geologic History of Pound Ridge Firsthand

Date: November 12, 2016

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Location:  Bye Preserve, on High Ridge Road across from the Pound Ridge Country Club

Rocks on Fischer propertyBye Preserve, near 18 High Ridge Road, across from the The rock tumbled slopes of Bye Preserve are a wonderful setting to learn the story of Pound Ridge’s geologic past.  Join us for a reprise of last year’s guided hike and lesson on how oceans and glaciers shaped this landscape and continue to affect its forest to this day.  

The hike is short (about 1.5 miles) but is rocky in places.  We will hike at a slower pace and stop often.  RSVP Krista for more information and to register: landsteward.educator@prlc.net or 014-205-3533.

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