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.
May 4, 2024

The Ductchess Land Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, and Friends of Stissing Landmarks

Saturday, May 4, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Thompson Pond Preserve

Explore and learn about the exciting trailwork going on at Thompson Pond from local experts and volunteers!

May 18, 2024

The Ductchess Land Conservancy, Plan Bee Farm Brewery, and Fox Farm Apiary

Saturday, May 18, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Plan Bee Farm Brewery

Celebrate the bees we need with kids activities and nature walks!

June 1, 2024

Dutchess Land Conservancy & The Nature Conservancy

Saturday, June 1, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Pawling Nature Reserve

Help maintain one of the most famous hiking trails in the country!

June 6, 2024

Dutchess Land Conservancy & the Town of Stanford CAC

Thursday, June 6, 4:00 to 9:00 PM at the Gary M. Lovett Wildlife Preserve

Help remove invasive plants and improve habitat!

June 20, 2024

Dutchess Land Conservancy & Audubon NY

Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary

Enjoy the longest day of the year with a walk among the wildflowers!