Nature Walks to Pond and Park
Bring your 49ers Walk Book!
Saturday, March 8, 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Reed’s Basket Willow Swamp - Discover this hidden natural park in Dongan Hills. We will visit the three bodies of water in the park and hike through the woodlands. Although none of the willows grown by the Reed family still exist, the woodlands and stream are still home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Meet at the Spring Street entrance in Dongan Hills. For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.
Saturday, March 15, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Forest Restoration on the Rockland Avenue edge - Meet in the Nevada Avenue parking lot at High Rock. We will walk the former Yellow Trail spur to Rockland Avenue where we will remove invasive vines from shrubs and saplings close to the road. (Our 211th monthly workshop.) For more information call Don Recklies at 718-768-9036 or Chuck Perry at 718-667-1393.
Saturday, March 22, Noon to 2:00 P.M.
Spring Plant Walk - Herbs, weeds, and other plants are greening up as the sun grows stronger. Join herbalist Gert Coleman for a walk along the beach and through the paths and gardens at Conference House Park to identify both wild and cultivated medicinal and culinary plants. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Hylan Boulevard. For more information email email@example.com or call 718-356-9235.
Saturday, April 12, 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Long Pond Park – We will explore Long Pond Park, keeping an eye out for the local White-tailed deer population and emergence of spring species. It is an uncommon mixture of woodland and wetland, providing a peaceful home to a diverse range of wildlife. Its beauty is easily appreciated and is one of the most pristine natural areas in all of New York, covering over 100 acres. Meet for the walk at the corner of Eugene Street and Adelphi Avenue, right by the intersection of Page Avenueoa & Amboy Rd – (http://goo.gl/maps/UCsFg). Parking is available on Eugene Street. For more information call John Paul Learn at 718-619-5051 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, April 13, 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Acme Pond – Acme Pond is a diverse ecosystem, located on the North side of Hylan Boulevard and Wolfe’s Pond Park. This walk will take us through hiking trails in some of the most idyllic woodlands in all of New York City, leading to a view of vernal ponds, spring seedlings, and a large freshwater pond. We will meet at the corner of Seguine Avenue and Herbert Street. Street parking is available on Herbert Street and in parking lots off of Herbert Street (http://goo.gl/maps/59dvC). For more information call John Paul Learn at 718-619-5051 or email at email@example.com.
Saturday, April 19, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Forest Restoration Workshop in the Egbertville Ravine - Meet at the side of Meisner Road (toward Eger Nursing Home) close to the intersection of Meisner and Rockland Avenue. We will follow the steam along Rockland Avenue and clean up trash from the stream edges and the banks of the bluebelt pond and fish what floatables we can from deeper waters. This is a long, work session but join us for whatever time you can contribute. If you have waterproof gloves and boots, bring them. Protectors will provide bags and tools. In case of rain this event will be postponed until the 26th. For more information call Don Recklies at 718-768-9036 or Chuck Perry at 718-667-1393.
Important Disclaimer—While we strive for safety, the activities of Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (“Protectors”) have certain uncontrollable hazards which each participant undertakes and for which each participant is responsible. Neither the leader nor the substitute leader is responsible in any way whatsoever for any of these hazards. All participants assume the responsibility and risks of hiking and participating in Protectors events, and release Protectors, its leaders or substitute leaders, from any liability whatsoever for any loss, damage to personal property, or injury, however caused, of any kind, nature, and description.