The Dutchess Land Conservancy hosts two major annual fundraising events and countless smaller education lectures, workshops, and other programs throughout the year that further encourage a love of the land.

Workshops include tree identification, beekeeping, wildlife stewardship, and forest stewardship. We host lectures with local experts on topics ranging from mountain lions, to land management techniques, to attracting forest birds to your property. Our popular guided nature walks include visits to local preserves like the Dover Stone Church Preserve, Buttercup Sanctuary, and the Cary Institute, as well as access to gorgeous private properties. Every season we promote family outings like FarmFest at Black Sheep Hill Farm, the Caora Farm Sheep Dog Trials, Scavenger hunts at Wethersfield Farm, and more!

For more information on becoming a sponsor of one of these events, please contact us at (845) 677-3002.
September 23, 2023

Dutchess Land Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, Friends of Stissing Landmarks, & Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Thompson Pond Preserve in Pine Plains

Join in the celebration as we open a new trail to the Stissing Fire Tower and stay for the fun and food!

September 30, 2023

Dutchess Land Conservancy & Audubon NY

Saturday, September 30, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Stanfordville

It's time for fall clean-up as we spruce up natural areas for bird to make their homes.

October 18, 2023

Dutchess Land Conservancy

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 PM at the DLC Office

Join us for an evening of fun and food as we celebrate our volunteers and all that they accomplished this year.