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 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!

June 28, 2024

Caora Farm & Dutchess Land Conservancy

Friday, June 28 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, June 29 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 30 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The popular sheepdog trials are back!

July 13, 2024

Dutchess Land Conservancy & The Nature Conservancy

Saturday, July 13, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Pawling Nature Reserve

Help improve the nation's most famous long-distance hiking trail!

July 19, 2024

Dutchess Land Conservancy and Wethersfield Estate & Garden

Friday, July 19, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Wethersfield Estate & Garden

The DLC has partnered with Wethersfield Estate & Garden once more for a Garden and Woods Walk.

July 25, 2024

Dutchess Land Conservancy and New York/New Jersey Trail Conference

Thursday, July 25, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Dover Stone Church

Join us for an evening walk through the cool ravine to Dover Stone Church.