Teatown Will be Closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day.  Have a good one! 

School is Almost Out!  Time is Running Short for Summer Camp Registration and Sessions are Filling Up! 

More Information about Camp and Register Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURED PROGRAMS:

Members-Only Fishing at Teatown: 

In place of an annual single day of fishing, Teatown is offering its members the opportunity to fish on Teatown and Vernay Lakes on Saturdays from the first week in May until the end of June (May 2-June 27). All fishing rules must be followed.  We ask that participants help us to ensure the success of the program by informing us if non-members are fishing and by helping to pick up any trash.  The following rules apply to this program.

Would you like to fish at Teatown, but are not currently a member?  Join today!

Conservation Cafe Presents "Greening Our Parks", Friday, May 29, 8:30 am - 10:30 am, Greenburgh Public Library:

Many parks and open spaces are increasingly looking at how they can advance their missions through sustainable operations on their lands. These can include but are not limited to alternative energy projects, waste reduction initiatives, and pollution prevention projects. By many accounts, our parks and open spaces are leaders in sustainability, yet many of these projects remain secondary attractions to the natural resources that we seek out when visiting these locations. Free.  Register here.

 

A Talk and Discussion on Local Food-Production, Eating, Nutrition, 'Food Security' & 'Foodshed', Saturday, May 30, 10:00 am - 11:30 am:

Join local farmer Mike Yoken of Nourishing Farms for a talk and discussion, on the topics of food, food-traditions, nutrition, and health, and how they relate to local food-production; land-use and value; our 'foodshed' and local 'food-security'.  What do we eat, and how do we decide?  How do we come by our food?   Should we produce and eat more locally and if so how?  How can all populations be included and benefit?  Share what resources are available locally, what is already active and happening, and where the potential lies.  Mike holds a master's degree in ecological design and is starting a local Westchester farm producing veggies, herbs, and flowers to supply restaurants, and retail sales.  Adults

 

National Trails Day, Saturday, June 6, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm:

Celebrate National Trails Day by trying out Teatown's brand new 2.3 mile loop trail.  Join a guided hike or enjoy a trail on your own.  The moderately strenuous trail travels past two scenic lakes, old farm fields with beautiful stone fences, mature forest and an overlook to the Hudson Highlands from the highest point at Teatown.  Displays and guided hikes will illustrate how the trail was designed to support stewardship at Teatown.  Demonstrations, free maps, and hands-on activities for all ages.  Activities and guided hikes run from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

 

An Update on The Croft:

The deadline for submissions to dismantle this old house or to propose an onsite repurposing was March 1, 2015.  Although numerous proposals were received Teatown’s Board of Directors determined that none were fully complete which would allow for acceptance by Teatown.  Being committed to finding the best solution compatible with Teatown’s mission, Teatown’s Board voted to extend the deadline until September 30, 2015 allowing it to continue a dialogue with those submissions that initially met Teatown’s crtieria.  The Board of Directors will also continue to accept new submissions  during the period ending September 30, 2015 and may at any time over the 6 month period  choose to accept a submission.

For further information please contact:  Dianne Barron, Managing Director, dbarron@teatown.org.


Upcoming Events

  • Angle Fly Preserve with Club Fit

    5/23/2015

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Named after the last natural brook-trout spawning stream in Westchester, Angle Fly Preserve is a vital sanctuary for area wildlife. Its 654 acres are critical to the environmental health of the surrounding area and has a long history traced back over 200 years, to the colonial period.  Hike Length: 5 miles - moderate Hike Time: 3-4 hours. Rain cancels. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Toys R Us parking lot on Bank St. in Jefferson Valley at 10:00 am to carpool or meet at the Preserve at 10:30 am.

  • Teatown Stewardship Crew Work Day

    5/23/2015

    Come out and work on Teatown's Trails.  If interested, please contact Leigh Draper at ldraper@teatown.org.  If under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Volunteer Recognition Picnic

    5/29/2015

    6:30 pm

    Teatown’s valuable volunteers gather for a cook-out, socializing and recognition

 


Deer Management at Teatown, 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 deer management program is over.  We will post information about our program for next year by the end of the summer.

 


Happenings Around Teatown

Click here to read press articles written about Teatown.

 

 

 


 

  • On Exhibit in the Nature Center

    May 13, 2015

    Educated as a scientist, Shobha Vanchiswar is a poet, a garden columnist, an award winning garden designer and prize winning artist. She is a member of the New York Art Students League and the Northern Westchester Artists Guild. In speaking about her art, she says, "Through the ages, in every civilization, gardens both public and private, have held positions of importance and necessity.

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  • Eagle Scout Honored, 130-foot Footbridge Built at Teatown

    May 3, 2015

    Troop members James Hoffman, Nick Servidio, and Andrew Snyder, were honored Wednesday, April 22 in a ceremony with State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia and Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity. Hoffman, Servidio, and Snyder are seniors at Ossining High School.  Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout is quite an accomplishment with only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts making it to that level.

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  • Teatown Awarded $70,000 Grant from NYSCPP

    April 20, 2015

    On Monday, April 20, 2015, Teatown was honored to receive a $70,000 grant from the New York Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) which is implemented by the Land Trust Alliance to hire its first bi-lingual environmental educator.  Teatown is committed to increasing its impact in under-resourced communities and has recently expanded its programming in the neighboring Ossining Union Free School District as well as Tarrytown Union Free School District.  English is a second language for many in these districts, as well as many others throughout Westchester County.

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