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.


Sounds of Spring Evening Walk

Saturday, May 27, 2023

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Mosher Marsh Preserve

Join local environmental educator George Steele for an evening walk around Mosher Marsh with an ear out for springtime creatures of the night! ** THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY. **


Intro to Trail Building -A National Trails Day Event

Saturday, June 3, 2023

9 AM - 12 PM

Holt Preserve

MHLC's Building Confidence Series is for current and future volunteers. Join us on National Trails Day to learn about the various elements of trail design and maintenance. We’ll spend time discussing the intentions of trails, the various structures involved.


Invasive Species & Wildflower Hike

Saturday, June 3, 2023

10 AM - 12 PM

Fox Preserve

Join Laura Lehtonen and Steve Young on a hike to identify plants of early summer. June 5-11 is New York’s annual “Invasive Species Awareness Week” so bring your smartphone and learn how to use the app “iMapInvasives” as you learn some of the most common invasive plant species that MHLC manages. You can be part of a community science project to map invasives and help preserve our native flora.


Plein Air Painting with Ken Wilson

Saturday, June 10, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Private easement in Rensselaerville

Join us for an afternoon painting session with local artist Ken Wilson. Ken will demonstrate the expressive technique of painting landscapes with a palette knife. (Supply list provided on the registration page.)


Indigenous Stories of the Land

Saturday, June 17, 2023

1 - 2:30 PM

Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve

Join us for a very special day with Traditional Storyteller and Cultural Educator Perry Ground. Perry is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation and has been telling stories for more than 25 years as a way of educating people about the culture, beliefs, and history of the Haudenosaunee (sometimes known as Iroquois) Confederacy. Perry shares his stories in a very energetic, fun, and engaging style and makes the audience part of the story experience.


Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, July 1, 2023

through July 31

All MHLC Preserve & the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

Search for painted woodland animal hidden at all 22 MHLC preserves. You can also find sculptures of "Fantastical Creatures" all along the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail! Participants who send a photo will receive a certificate for FREE ice cream!


Ladies Mountain Biking Morning

Saturday, July 15, 2023

9 - 11:00 AM

Keleher Preserve

Join MHLC's Associate Director Sarah Walsh for a mountain biking morning at Keleher Preserve. This event is intended for women only, all ages welcome. Basic mountaining biking skills are required.


Fantastical Creatures Drawing Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 2023

1 - 3 PM

428 Kenwood Ave, Delmar

Cartoonist Ira Marcks will lead this workshop to teach participants to design and illustrate a fantastical creature. Participants will also visit Marck's site-specific installation at the nearby Rail Trail. This event is presented by Art on the Rail Trail and funded through a grant from The Arts Center of the Capital Region. (For students age 13-17)