Presented in partnership with Clarkson University’s Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
Sunday, April 26th | 1-4pm
BIRE’s Water Ecology Center at Denning’s Point State Park (199 Dennings Avenue, Beacon, NY)
Register now at hhltforum2020.eventbrite.com
Wildlife are disappearing across the world—and right here in New York.
According to a new Audubon study, two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction from climate change, and nearly half of New York’s 280 bird species are vulnerable. It’s not just birds—all of our wildlife is at risk.
The Hudson Highlands provides one of the last remaining refuges for wildlife in our region. Just as we have roads and highways to connect us to important places, wildlife needs connected lands to survive—and thrive. Conservation efforts that restore and connect the habitats our wildlife depend on are needed now more than ever.
Come learn why keeping our lands and waters connected is so important—for us and for our wildlife—and how you can help in these conservation efforts at this year’s Community Forum.
Our speaker lineup includes:
• Laura Heady (Conservation and Land Use Program Coordinator, Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation/Cornell University) on amphibian migration and the importance of vernal pools
• George Jackman (Senior Habitat Restoration Manager, Riverkeeper) on aquatic connectivity and dam removal
• Hank Osborn (Director of Programs, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference) on trail and recreational connectivity
• Scott Silver (Director, Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary) on the effects of climate and land-use changes on bird populations
Representatives from local environmental groups will also be on hand to share how our communities are responding to climate change, and what actions you can take to make a difference—NOW.
The forum is FREE, but we suggest a donation of $10, which can be made through Eventbrite or at the door. Advance registration is required: hhltforum2020.eventbrite.com