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Historic print sale to benefit Esopus Creek Conservancy

Historic print sale to benefit Esopus Creek Conservancy

Archival prints of “A View From Barclay Heights” by artist Charles Townsend, who painted in the Saugerties area in the mid-19th century, are available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the Esopus Creek Conservancy and their continued efforts to rid the waters of the Esopus Bend of invasive water chestnut plants and opening up a...
Stewards of the Bend

Stewards of the Bend

When someone drove up Susan Bolitzer’s driveway back in 1999 to hand her a flyer about a piece of land coming up for auction, she probably could not have imagined the changes it would make in her life in the years to come. By 2003, she’d helped to form the Esopus Creek Conservancy (ECC) and...
Walk it out

Walk it out

Saugerties, justly famous for its active recreational facilities, has in the past generation added three unique opportunities for passive recreation. First, thanks to the tenacity of a local group of people organized as a conservancy, came the dramatic walk through a tidal marsh to the Saugerties Lighthouse, where a keeper now operates an exclusive tiny...
The little world of nature

The little world of nature

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines. – Henry David Thoreau   As a boy growing up in an apartment in the village of Saugerties, Steve Chorvas hardly seemed destined to become...