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 28, 2022

Dutchess Land Conservancy, Columbia Land Conservancy, & Rock Steady Farm

Wednesday, September 28, 5:00 PM, Online Workshop

In this DLC and CLC cooperative 2022 Down to Earth Workshop, hear from the farmers of Rock Steady Farm about food access, farmer training, and leasing land from a fairness and equity perspective.

October 8, 2022

Dutchess Land Conservancy & Columbia Land Conservancy

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:00 AM at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

In this DLC and CLC cooperative 2022 Down to Earth Workshop, soil scientist and microbial ecologist, Dr. Lucas, leads an introduction to soil health.

October 9, 2022

We are beyond excited to announce that this year’s Fall Country Luncheon will be held at the new Jesse and Gayle Bontecou Conservation Preserve!

October 19, 2022

Dutchess Land Conservancy

Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 PM at the DLC Office

Come join us for an evening of food and fun where we'll celebrate our volunteers and welcome those who are interested in volunteering.