Orange County Land Trust to Hold Ridge and Valley Nature Stroll at Bashakill Preserve
Middletown, NY (OCLT)
The Orange County Land Trust will host a Ridge and Valley Nature Stroll on Saturday, October 18 beginning at 2 p.m. at its Lower Bashakill Preserve on Route 211 in the Town of Deerpark.
Led by OCLT volunteer and naturalist Gary Keeton, the walk will focus on the unique environment of the Bashakill, which flows into the Neversink River, then into the Delaware River. Participants will see and learn about the natural and social history of the surrounding farmfields, wetlands and woodlands that are host to unique bird species, plants and trees, set along the foot of the Shawangunk Ridge.
Located in the western region of the county, the 138-acre Lower Bashakill Preserve is owned and managed by the Orange County Land Trust and will forever remain pristine. It is open to the public year round, free of charge and is an ideal location for hiking, bird watching and fishing.
The group will meet on Route 211 in Sullivan County just before the intersection of Route 209 in Cuddebackville (across from the Old Red Barn Auction Center).
The Orange County Land Trust is a nonprofit organization committed to land preservation and land protection. Since its founding in 1993, the Land Trust has preserved over 3,700 acres of scenic and environmentally sensitive land and working farmland. For more information and volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at oclt.org