The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County will host its second annual Sustainability Walk and Showcase this fall. The goal of the event is to encourage people to enjoy nature and gain a greater understanding of our environment and how to protect it while also providing a fun day of activities. The walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10am until 2:00pm at Congers Lake at 6 Gilchrest Road during leaf-peeping season. Residents from across Rockland are invited to join the festivities and walk the beautiful, stroller friendly and handicap accessible trail around the lake.
The event will feature ten educational stations where adults and kids can learn about birds, bugs, and biodiversity. The station topics will include Invasive Plants, Insects and Ticks, Native Plants and Forest Trees, Animals around the Lake, Water Quality and Algae Blooms, Water Plants, Water Birds, as well as a Background and History of the Lake. There will be a scavenger hunt and other activities for kids and booths where parents can learn about environmentally friendly products and services.
“We are excited to bring this nature-focused event to Rockland residents that only highlights the beautiful Congers Lake and local flora and fauna, but also provides an educational opportunity for all ages,” stated Suzanne Barclay, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County.
A donation of $10 for adults will go directly to benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension. Children under 18 are free. Each family that registers by October 1 will receive a swag bag filled with giveaways from the event’s Platinum Sponsors. The Platinum Sponsors for this year’s event are Veolia, the Town of Clarkstown and Orange and Rockland.
More information about the event, which will take place rain or shine, can be found at this link. http://rocklandcce.org/events/2021/10/02/sustainability-walk-showcase-fundraiser.