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.
June 11, 2022
The DLC Road Rally is Back!

Start Your Engines!

Join Road Rally Co-Chairs Steven Benardete, Olivia Fussell, Ottavio Serena di Lapigio, and Bob Wilder on Saturday, June 11 for an epic ride followed by a tailgate celebration at the Tenmile Distillery in Wassaic!

June 30, 2022

Dutchess Land Conservancy and Audubon NY

Thursday, June 30 7:00 PM at Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary

Get ready for a Summer Evening Bird Walk with the DLC and Audubon NY.

July 8, 2022

Dutchess Land Conservancy and Wethersfield Estate & Garden

Friday, July 8 10:00 AM at the Wethersfield Estate & Garden

This event has maxed out on participants. We have another Wethersfield Garden & Woods walk coming up in August, and sign ups will begin soon. The DLC has partnered with Wethersfield Estate & Garden for a Garden and Woods Walk on Friday, July 8.

July 16, 2022
Thompson Pond

Dutchess Land Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy

Saturday, July 16 9:00 AM at the Thompson Pond Preserve

Join the Dutchess Land Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy for a Trail Maintenance Day, Saturday July 16, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Thompson Pond Preserve in Pine Plains, NY.

July 23, 2022

Dutchess Land Conservancy & Plan Bee Farm Brewery

Saturday, July 23 12:00 PM at Plan Bee Farm Brewery

Join us on Saturday, July 23 at Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie to learn about wetland habitat with owners and operators Emily and Evan Watson.

August 14, 2022

Dutchess Land Conservancy and Wethersfield Estate & Garden

Sunday, August 14 10:00 AM at the Wethersfield Estate & Garden

The DLC has partnered with Wethersfield Estate & Garden for a Garden and Woods Walk on Sunday, August 14.