The Mamakating Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee invites town residents, land owners, business owners and other stakeholders to attend the upcoming public Visioning Workshop at Town Hall, 2948 Route 209, 7pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and contribute. Refreshments served. www.mamakating.org.
Wurtsboro Art Alliance's gallery exhibit for June will feature art work based on the theme of "Living on the Earth". There will be an free opening reception with refreshments, 4-6pm. The exhibit will be displayed June 11-26, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4. waagallery.org.
Meet walk leader John Haas at the parking lot on Haven Road at 8 am. Bring binoculars and a scope if you have one. We will go the Main Boat Launch when finished at Haven Road to see additional species. Boots may be of help in this area. The walk lasts about 2 hours. This is a joint field trip of Bashakill Assoc (info at www.thebashakill.org)
St. Patrick's Day Party sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order Hibernians, Division 6, held at St. Joseph's Church Hall, 1-5pm. Food and music. Admission $15; children 7-12 years 1/2 price, under 6 years free.
Basha Kill Area Association hosts talk on Cerro Blanco Protected Forest in Ecuador by Foundation Director Eric Horstman. 7PM. Community Church of Wurtsboro Fellowship Hall, 113 Pine Street. Rare dry tropical forest has jaguars,33 bat species,howler monkeys,Great Green Macaw, more. Free. Refreshments. Weather permitting. thebashakill.org
Join naturalist Mike Medley for stunning vistas, fall foliage, 9:30am. Moderately difficult hike, 4-5 hours. Sturdy shoes. Bring water, lunch, binoculars. Meet at D&H Canal Kiosk, Pat Moore Memorial Picnic Grove, Sullivan St. 845/754-0743. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org.
Join naturalists Scott Graber & Mike Medley to canoe/kayak on peaceful waters of Basha Kill, 10am. Bring your own vessel, binoculars. Limited size expedition; early registration suggested. Meet at DEC Boat Launch, across from Bashakill Vineyards at 1131 South Rd. 845/754-0743. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org.
Join naturalist/archaeology-enthusiast Gary Keeton to enjoy moonrise over Shawangunk Ridge, 8:30pm. Learn natural history while enjoying beauty of the Basha Kill by moonlight. Meet at DEC parking lot on Haven Rd., off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. 845/386-4892. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org.
Join naturalist Gary Keeton for a morning walk, 5:30am. Birdsong, rising sun reflected in waters of the Basha Kill. Bring binoculars. Meet at DEC parking lot on Haven Rd., off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. 845/386-4892. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org.