Upcoming Events

MHLC's Preserve Challenge

All year long!

All MHLC Preserves

Take the Preserve Challenge! Visit all 22 MHLC Preserves to receive a limited edition "Challenge Finisher" sticker. (Please complete registration AFTER you complete the challenge.)


LYL Workshop Session 3: All about birds

Friday, June 7, 2024

10 AM- 12 PM

Bender Melon Farm Preserve

Meet Hudson Mohawk Bird Club! Local experts will discuss New York’s most-needed bird habitat and techniques for grassland bird management. MHLC worked with local partners to gather bird data before our project began; we’ll share monitoring tools used and how to measure success. ‍ After this session, we invite you to join us for some birding at the preserve!


Volunteer Paint Party

Thursday, June 13, 2024

5:15 - 6:30 PM

MHLC Office - 195 New Karner Rd.

MHLC's annual Summer Scavenger Hunt is coming soon, and we need help from our creative community to paint wood cutouts of reptiles and amphibians! Join us at the NEW office to paint - supplies and snacks will be provided.


Fisher Trail Guided Hike

Saturday, June 22, 2024

9:45 AM - 12 PM

Fisher Trail at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Take the Nature Bus to the Fisher Trail stop and join an MHLC volunteer for a guided tour of this beautiful trail! We'll connect to the main trail system and the tour will end at the main Visitor Center at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center (total distance is less than 2 miles). You can catch the 12:21 PM bus home from the Visitor Center or stay for the hands-on activity Pond Adventure led by Five Rivers staff.


Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt

Monday, July 1, 2024

through July 31

All MHLC Preserves & the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

Search for hand-crafted critters hidden at the preserves and along the Rail Trail! Participants who send a photo will receive a prize!


Bozen Kill Guided Hike

Saturday, July 20, 2024

10 AM - 12 PM

Bozen Kill Preserve

Join us for a fun and educational hike at the Bozen Kill Preserve led by MHLC preserve stewards! This event is coordinated in partnership with the Guilderland Public Library.


Wilderness Wayfinding with Ondatra Adventures

Saturday, August 10, 2024

1 - 4 PM

Keleher Preserve

Not all learning happens in the classroom. In fact, some of the most important and long lasting lessons we can experience only occur in the wild. In this class, students will learn several key skills regarding navigation and wilderness survival. Participants will have to ‘master’ these skills quickly as they will be tested at the end of the class with a final challenge!! (Registration coming soon!)‍


Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants with Ondatra Adventures

Sunday, August 11, 2024

10 AM - 1 PM

Bozen Kill Preserve - NEW Bond Rd entrance

It doesn’t take traveling to the far reaches of the wilderness to immerse oneself in the world of wild edible & medicinal plants. In fact, many plants that are considered ‘weeds’ are our most powerful and nutritional allies. Join Dave Muska of Ondatra Adventures to learn about the many edible & medicinal plants that inhabit our landscape. Nature’s bounty is truly everywhere! (Registration coming soon!)‍


Annual Fall Fundraiser

Thursday, September 19, 2024

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Orchard Creek Golf Club, Altamont

Registration is now open for our biggest fundraising event of the year! Join us as we honor eight extraordinary women who are making a positive impact on their communities and the environment. Our silent auction begins on September 13th and all are welcome to participate!