Upcoming Events

MHLC's 20 Preserve Challenge

All year long!

All MHLC Preserves

Take the 20 Preserve Challenge! Visit all 20 MHLC Preserves (we’re at 22 now!) to receive a limited edition sticker.


ART's Chalk the Walk 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022

11 AM - 1 PM

Albany County Heldeberg-Hudson Rail Trail (Behind the Stewart's at 309 Delaware Ave, Delmar)

Join Art on the Rail Trail for the annual chalk art celebration- Chalk the Walk! We welcome all ages and abilities to join us - you don't have to be a professional artist to have a great time at this family-friendly event. Register in advance, $10 for a 3 ft. square. Chalk will be provided. The public will vote for their favorite artwork over social media, and prizes from local business will be awarded in adult and child categories.


Forest Bathing with Ebony LaBrew-Kone

Saturday, September 24, 2022

10 AM - 12 PM

Bender Melon Farm Preserve

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature during a Forest Bathing walk, led by certified practitioner, Ebony LaBrew-Kone. Forest Bathing is rooted in the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which means to take in the forest atmosphere. This quiet, slow-paced walk will offer a reprieve from the busyness of everyday life, as you are guided through a series of invitations that welcome you explore the natural environment through your senses. Forest Bathing has been shown to promote wellbeing--including strengthening the immune system, improving sleep, and lowering stress.


Annual Fall Fundraiser

Thursday, September 29, 2022

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Orchard Creek Golf Club - Altamont, NY

Join us for MHLC’s major annual fundraiser, 30 Years & Growing: An Anniversary Celebration. We will celebrate 30 years of amazing conservation successes and progress in the region!


Tree Identification Workshop & Hike

Saturday, October 1, 2022

10 AM - 1 PM

Van Dyke Preserve

Join MHLC this fall for a Tree Identification Workshop & Hike, led by volunteer Becky Sibner. A plant enthusiast and professional in forest health and land conservation, Becky loves to teach others about trees and tries to make identification feel accessible and exciting. Whether you are interested in learning about plant identification for the first time, or want to expand your knowledge of tree ID, this workshop is for you. We will cover basic plant and tree ID terminology, explore the diverse trees at MHLC’s Van Dyke Preserve, and practice identifying trees using keys, guides, and hands-on activities. Best suited for teens and adults.


MHLC Book Discussion Group: NEW DATE

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

October 12, 7 -8 PM

Zoom Meeting

Register to become a member of the Book Discussion Group. Our next meeting will be a discussion on Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book Gathering Moss on Wednesday, October 12 at 7 PM.


Get to know the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Preserves

Thursday, October 13, 2022

6 - 7:30 PM

Voorheesville Library Community Room

Sarah Walsh, Associate Director, will host a discussion and share information on the many physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature, local MHLC trails that are beginner-friendly, and ways visitors can have a positive and safe experience outdoors. Made possible through a grant from the Northeast Wellness and Fitness Initiative, Inc.


Immersive Hike of the Bender Melon Farm with MHLC

Saturday, October 15, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Hilton Barn - Bender Melon Farm

MHLC will lead a guided walk along David's Trail at the Bender Melon Farm Preserve. This will be an easy walk along gently rolling terrain that is perfect for beginners and accessible from the Rail Trail. The walk will be at a casual pace and will last approximately 90 minutes. Meet at the Hilton Barn. Made possible through a grant from the Northeast Wellness and Fitness Initiative, Inc.