Guided Hike at Halle Ravine, in Search of Spring

spotted salamanderDate: Sunday March 26, 2017 – Postponed to Sunday April 9, 2017

Time: 2pm-4pm

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

Hunt for early signs of Spring with a naturalist guide in the forests and wetlands of Halle Ravine.  We will discuss the recent clearing of invasive species in the north end of the Preserve and the marking of hemlock trees throughout as work to protect this historic forest for future generations to enjoy.  We will also be on the hunt for the earliest signs of Spring:  frogs, toads, salamanders, and ephemeral flowering plants!  Please pre-register for weather-related updates and parking tips by emailing, or call (914) 205-3533.  

Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting at Halle Ravine

fullsizerender-6Date: Friday April 28, 2017

Time:  10am to 4pm, please choose a time slot:  10am-noon, noon-2pm, 2-4pm.

Location:  Halle Ravine on Trinity Pass Road, Pound Ridge.  There is limited parking, so a shuttle will be available from the Pound Ridge Town Park.

Plant a tree at Halle Ravine for Pound Ridge’s official Arbor Day Celebration!  Please join PRLC and the Pound Ridge Conservation Board in welcoming arborist Brad Gurr of Bartlett Tree Experts, who has generously donated the saplings for Halle Ravine.  Volunteers can help to head-start the next generation of trees at Halle and protect the long-term health of this beloved forest.  Orientation and training starts at 10am, noon, and 2pm.  RSVP for shuttle space for one or more time slots at  

May Volunteer Work Session at Russell Preserve

Date:  Saturday May 6, 2017

Time: 10am to noon

Location:  Russell Preserve on High Ridge Road near the intersection with Upper Shad Road.  Parking is available across the street from the entrance to the Preserve.

Calling all volunteers to the beautiful but little-known Russell Preserve, located on High Ridge Road.  We need extra hands to tackle an invasion of bittersweet vines along the pond shore and to plant native plants in its place.  Please bring a pair of loppers and work gloves (some will be provided) and RSVP for parking tips and weather related information: or 914-205-3533

The PRLC is a member of the Hudson Valley Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), a working group that strives to collectively address invasive species issues for the protection of biodiversity and environmental systems.

Guided Hike at the Armstrong Preserve and Education Center

img_20161117_142910408Date:  Sunday May 21, 2017

Time: 2pm-4pm

Location:  Armstrong Preserve and Education Center, 1361 Old Post Road, Pound Ridge

Tour the forests, meadow, and vernal pool at the Armstrong Preserve and Education Center and make new discoveries in its outdoor classrooms with our naturalist guide.   This is the best time of year to get an up-close view of the wide variety of native flowering plants growing in our deer exclosures, which Krista can help you to identify and even propagate.  Visit the off-the-grid Armstrong House and its Working Backyard with gardens, native plant nursery, green roof, and composting system.  Learn how you can live lighter on the land in a balance with nature right here in Pound Ridge!  Parking is available at the top of the driveway at 1361 Old Post Road, Pound Ridge.  RSVP to or call 914-205-3533.

June Volunteer Work Session at Halle Ravine

carson-p-at-halle-ravineDate: Saturday June 3, 2017

Time: 10am to noon

Location: Halle Ravine, on Trinity Pass Road close to the intersection with Donbrook Road.

Wildflowers are under siege from deer browse, affecting pollinators across the region.  You can help by joining our team effort to plant and find valuable native flowers and fence them.  Learn how to identify both plants and mushrooms at this volunteer work session open to all ages.

Please pre-register for parking tips and weather-related information by emailing, or call (914) 205-3533.