MHLC in the News

MHLC Press Releases

Current Press Releases

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January 24, 2024: Press Release- Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy poised to protect 300-year-old dairy farm in Montgomery County

November 28, 2023: Press Release- Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy protects 886-acre Glenvue Farm in Montgomery County

September 15, 2023: Press Release- Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Launches Campaign to Expand the Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor

September 7, 2023: Press Release- ART’s Chalk the Walk Event Featured at Albany County Fall Fest

June 16, 2023: Press Release- Nature Bus is Heading to Schenectady!

May 17, 2023: Press Release- Nature Bus Returns to Albany for 3rd Season

May 9, 2023: Press Release- The Space In Between installation opens on the Albany County
Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

April 11, 2023: Press Release- Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy adds more land to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve

February 21, 2023: Press Release- ART and Poetry Combine in D. Colin's Sacred Space Installation on the Rail Trail

February 7, 2023: Press Release- Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Protects 846 Acres in Montgomery County

January 26, 2023: Press Release- Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Protects 91 Acres in Montgomery County

January 10, 2023: Press Release- Nature Bus Ridership Increases in Second Year: Public Input is Needed

September 7, 2022: Press Release- Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Celebrates 30th Anniversary

August 30, 2022: Press Release- Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s Updated Preserve Signs Honor the Indigenous History of the Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor

August 23, 2022: Press Release- ART on the Rail Trail to Host Community Chalk Art Event and Opening of Miniature Art Gallery on Rail Trail

July 12, 2022: Press Release- MHLC Receives Buck Foundation Gift

June 27, 2022: ART on the Rail Trail Presents Birds on the Rail Trail
A New Addition to MHLC’s Annual Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt, July 1 - 31, 2022

May 24, 2022: Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy announces protection of 90‐acre Carey Institute for Global Good property

May12, 2022: Free Saturdays Nature Bus Service Returns to the Capital Region

February 2, 2022: Staff Changes Reflect MHLC's Growth

January 4, 2022: Nature Bus Finishes Pilot Year Strong

MHLC in the News

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DEC announces grants to land trusts
Adirondack Almamack, December 17, 2020

DEC spreads green to Huyck Preserve and Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Altamont Enterprise, December 15, 2020

Land conservancy acquires farm surrounding popular Albany-Voorheesville rail trail
Times Union, December 3, 2020

Bender Melon Farm in New Scotland sold to conservation group but 20 acres will be sold
Albany Business Review, December 2, 2020

The giving season in a deranged year
Altamont Enterprise, December 2, 2020

It’s official: land conservancy buys Bender melon farm
Altamont Enterprise, December 1, 2020

Mohawk River watershed projects get state funds
Times Union, November 6, 2020

Land conservancy set to buy Bender melon farm
Altamont Enterprise, October 30, 2020

Rail-trail preservation effort moves forward, deadline approaches
Times Union, October 29, 2020

Two of many hometown heroes
Altamont Enterprise, October 29, 2020

Picard farm conserved: ‘That view is there forever’
Altamont Enterprise, October 26, 2020

Land conservancy just $50K short of $1.2M goal for buying Bender melon farm
Altamont Enterprise, October 26, 2020

Project Helps Mosher Marsh Preserve
The Recorder, October 21, 2020

MHLC opens 20th preserve, in Delmar
Altamont Enterprise, October 6, 2020

Touhey Family nature preserve opens in Delmar on Monday
News 10 ABC, October 5, 2020

Land conservancy near 1.2M goal to buy former Bender melon farm
Altamont Enterprise, October 2, 2020

Land conservancy nearing finish line for Picard’s Grove
Altamont Enterprise, September 23, 2020

Off the Beaten Path: Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary
News 10 ABC, June 11, 2020

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy unveils new 138-acre preserve in Selkirk
Spotlight News, June 10, 2020

Art on the Rail Trail to add new art installation despite COVID-19
Spotlight News, June 6, 2020

Outdoors: Trails lead you to a legacy of people who cared
Times Union, May 28, 2020

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy says: Take the Earth Day Challenge
Altamont Enterprise, April 3, 2020

Raising $1.2M for Bender Melon Farm is underway
Spotlight News, February 26, 2020

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy races to raise funds for Bender Farm
Times Union, January 21, 2020


State awards over $800K in grants for New Scotland projects
Altamont Enterprise, December 22, 2019

Albany Pine Bush Preserve expands
Spotlight News, November 6, 2019

Filling in the jigsaw puzzle to protect Pine Bush lands
The Altamont Enterprise, October 31, 2019

Albany to preserve forests, earn funds, and combat climate change
The Altamont Enterprise, October 23, 2019

City of Albany permanently preserves its water supply
News 10 ABC, October 22, 2019

Albany’s Alcove Reservoir cashes in on carbon credit sales
Times Union, October 22, 2019
Hear Stories From the Land at Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s fall fundraiser
The Altamont Enterprise, October 3, 2019

Public invited to design chalk squares on the Rail Trail
Spotlight News, September 18, 2019

Land conservancy group eyes former Bender farm for $1.2M purchase
Spotlight News, September 11, 2019

Cool cascades: A guide to waterfalls in our region

The Daily Gazette, July 21, 2019

Land Conservancy raising $1.2M for Bender melon farm

The Altamont Enterprise, July 18, 2019

Public encouraged to join Summer Hike-a-thon

Spotlight News, July 17, 2019

Summer Hike-a-thon offers free outdoor fun

The Altamont Enterprise, July 12, 2019

Who would have guessed farms in Albany County would need saving?

The Altamont Enterprise, May 29, 2019

Helderberg Conservation Corridor grows, fostering diverse species and resilience with climate change
The Altamont Enterprise, May 7, 2019

ECOS Seven Preserve Challenge – A Local Patch for All Abilities
Adirondack Sports, April 2019

Panel: Everyone can play role — no matter how small — in combating climate change
The Daily Gazette, April 17, 2019

eBirding: Learn how to track birds as a part of a worldwide program
The Altamont Enterprise, April 3, 2019

Local Land Conservation Success Stories
Spotlight News, February 13, 2019

A primer for landowners looking to conserve rather than cash in
The Altamont Enterprise, January 21, 2019


Preserving the Farm: Group works to conserve area farmland
The Leader-Herald, December 29, 2018

With state grant, Lansing’s farm will remain a farm
Spotlight News, December 27, 2018

MHLC Working to Save Farmland in St. Johnsville
Courier Standard Enterprise, December 21, 2018

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Works To Save St. Johnsville Farmland
Recorder News, December 17, 2018

Outdoors: Access to Wolf Hollow Worth Saving
Times Union, November 11, 2018

Were You Seen? Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s “Under the Stars”
Times Union, October 5, 2018

Getting a look at the “Full Spectrum” on the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail
All Over Albany, September 5, 2018

Five Rivers acquires 35-acre plot
Spotlight News, September 4, 2018

Five Rivers to add land once eyed for suburban homes
Times Union, August 31, 2018

Farmland forever: Conservation easement in the works for Lansing’s Farm
Spotlight News, August 29, 2018

Bethlehem surveys residents about open space
Times Union, August 2, 2018

SEEN: Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Summer Festival & Helderberg Hike-a-Thon
Times Union, July 24, 2018

New Improvements to Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail Announced
Spotlight News, July 11, 2018

MHLC, Five Rivers Partner For Property Acquisition
Spotlight News, July 4, 2018

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Acquires Land Long-Slated for Development
Altamont Enterprise, June 29, 2018

Mark King Discusses MHLC and the Summer Festival on Forum 13
Forum 13, June 24, 2018

Podcast: Ava DeSantis, 16, and trying to change the world
Altamont Enterprise, April 20, 2018

Teen Organizes Charity Run for Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Altamont Enterprise, April 6, 2018

Three Favorites in Rural Albany County: Wilder, Ungroomed, Natural Areas for Novice to Intermediate Skiers and Snowshoers
Adirondack Sports, February 2018

Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor Continues to Grow
Altamont Enterprise, February 23, 2018

MHLC to honor volunteers at 26th Annual Awards Dinner
Spotlight News, February 17, 2018

Driscoll’s name lives on in Meany’s work
Altamont Enterprise, February 10, 2018


Beat the Winter Blues at Phillipin Kill Preserve
Times Union Blog, January 22, 2018 2017

To the Editor: MHLC has over 5,000 acres of preserved land
Altamont Enterprise, December 22, 2017

Fox Preserve in Colonie Opens
Times Union, October 25, 2017
Fox Preserve Opens on October 21 with Guided Hikes
Altamont Enterprise, October 5, 2017

SEEN: Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s ’25 Years of Conservation: A Celebration’
Times Union, September 15, 2017

MHLC marks a quarter century of conservation
Spotlight News, September 12, 2017

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Celebrates 5,000 acres and 25 years
Altamont Enterprise, September 7, 2017

MHLC 25th Anniversary Fundraiser on September 14 at New Thacher Park Visitor’s Center
September 5, 2017

Public invited to ‘Meet the Artists’ that will paint rail-trail murals
Altamont Enterprise, August 24, 2017

Local Farmers are trying to preserve their land forever
Times Union, August 21, 2017

Photos: Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy celebrates outdoors
Times Union, July 22, 2017

Muralist Sought for Rail Trail ART Project
Spotlight News, June 27, 2017

A Call for a Rail Trail Mural
All Over Albany, June 23, 2017

Albany Symphony brass to perform for conservancy fundraiser
The Altamont Enterprise, June 22, 2017

118-Acre Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve Opens in Town
he Recorder, June 19, 2017

New MHLC Committee Wants to Bring Art to the Rail Trail
Spotlight News, May 19, 2017

Outdoors: Guide Shares his love for adventure
Times Union, May 18, 2017

Bike Bethlehem: Back-to-back events during National Bike Week to celebrate Rail Trail
Spotlight News, May 15, 2017

Strawberry Fields Forever
The Altamont Enterprise, May 5, 2017

Free Parking: Explore Albany County’s parks, May 2, 2017

New hire to MHLC grew up with its preserves in her backyard
The Altamont Enterprise, April 28, 2017

Hikers Need to Be Prepared
The Altamont Enterprise, April 20, 2017

Strawberry Fields is Oasis for Flowers, Birds
he Daily Gazette, March 18, 2017

Nature Passport is Family-Friendly Trail Guide
The Daily Gazette, March 18, 2017

A musical twist on family adventure
imes Union, March 16, 2017

Beginning 25th year of conservation, MHLC opens Keleher Preserve to fat bikes
Spotlight News, February 16, 2017

Sold-Out Celebration Focuses on Past and Future Regional Land Conservation
Spotlight News, January 30, 2017

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy celebrates 25 years of conservation
Spotlight News, January 20, 2017

2015 and earlier

Historic Hilton Barn Remains in Limbo
Altamont Enterprise, November 5, 2015

Six MHLC preserves showcased in hike-a-thon
Altamont Enterprise, May 14, 2015

Summer Solstice Festival seeks vendors
Altamont Enterprise, May 14, 2015

Easements to connect Indian Ladder Farms to Thacher Park
Altamont Enterprise, April 23, 2015

Land grants from the state
Altamont Enterprise, Apri 23, 2015

Local top jogging spots
Albany Times Union, April 23, 2015

Buddhists’ sale to town keeps hilltop green
Altamont Enterprise, September 18, 2014

Family’s Land Preserved
Albany Times Union, September 7, 2014

Stars align for family to grant Dr. Becker’s wish: 154 acres preserved
Altamont Enterprise, July 31, 2015