Archive: June 2015
FCWC's 50th Annual Meeting
June 3, 2015 4:30pm to 8:00pm
Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary
Playland Parkway, Rye, NY (directions)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tour of the Grounds by FCWC Co-President and former Curator of Edith G. Read Sanctuary, Jason Klein
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Picnic Supper and Business Meeting including the Election of Directors by FCWC members: Class of 2018 - Jan Blaire, Robert Carroll, Sara Cashen, Steven J. Levy, Sharon Pickett, Christopher Reilly and Rick Turner
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presentation of FCWC’s Edith G. Read Award for outstanding student environmental efforts to:
Katie Yacoub- an 8th grader at Eastchester Middle School and a Cadette Girl Scout in Troop 2520. She is working on her Girl Scout Silver Award, which is to ban the retail use of plastic bags in Eastchester, NY. Katie chose this project because of her passion for improving the environment. As part of her project Katie raised money to purchase 500 reusable bags that she is giving out to residents in the community.
Presentation of FCWC’s Green Seal for outstanding environmental advocates to:
Past FCWC Presidents and Executive Directors-spanning the five decades of FCWC's environmental work, we will honor all of those who dedicated countless hours, energy, and expertise to lead our organization. We will also recognize all former FCWC board members present.
Planning for Land Stewardship:
Preserve Management Plans, Setting Precise Stewardship Objectives and Financing Stewardship Projects
June 4, 2015 9:30am- 12:00pm
Greenburgh Public Library (directions)
Co-sponsored by: FCWC, Greenburgh Nature Center and Westchester Land Trust
How do you prioritize land stewardship activities? Are you unclear about land stewardship decisions made by previous staffers? Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Greenburg Nature Center and Westchester Land Trust are hosting a workshop aimed at growing your organization’s capacity to effectively run a land stewardship program. The workshop will focus on three core planning components: preserve management plans, well-defined land stewardship objectives and financing land stewardship.
In this interactive workshop, Westchester Land Trust staff will share lessons from its recent drafting of a Strategic Fee Land Stewardship Manual and highlight the reason for its creation and major findings. WLT will lead a discussion and facilitate work in small groups to provide participants with insight and experience in the process of planning for stewardship.
Note: This workshop will not focus on the technical aspects of land management activities such as controlling specific invasive plants. Instead, it is intended to support organizations as they analyze their stewardship program and plan to increase its efficacy.
Audience: Board and staff of conservation and environmental organizations (land trusts, nature centers, Westchester County, ‘Friends’ groups)
Purpose: 1) To provide organizations with practical and conceptual tools for understanding, creating and implementing preserve management plans, 2) to present management plans within the larger land stewardship planning process 3) to present an effective model for accounting and financing land stewardship projects.
Photograph from Westchester Magazine
Trail Advocay Open Forum:
Unifying Westchester County's Trails
June 17th, 2015 4:00pm
Westcehster County Center, White Plains, NY
Co-sponsored by: FCWC and Friends of Westchester County Parks
Join us to dicuss how we can improve, connect, support, and expand Westchester's network of regional and local trails and pathways.
We will have David DeLucia from the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation to talk about the progress of projects on some of our county trails, and we will also share some updated information on the trail mapping that we’ve discussed in previous meetings.