Making the Most of GPS APPS
This Saturday, August 13 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Shelby Perry of Northeast Wilderness Trust will show you how you can be sure you’re on the right trail, keep you from getting lost, and how to make a map of your hike at the beginners workshop, “Making the Most of GPS APPS.” The morning begins at the Wadhams Library before moving out to the Wadhams Overlook Trail where you’ll use your phone or other hand-held device to pinpoint your location, trace your route, and get a broader view of the landscape you’re hiking. Click here to register and to be sure you have the necessary device and have downloaded the suggested apps for this workshop.
Managing your Forest Sustainably
Whether you own woodlands or not, you will enjoy learning about and walking in a well-managed forest at the “Managing your Forest Sustainably” presentation and hike on Saturday, August 20. CATS is co-hosting the program with Shirley Forest, Inc., owner of almost 5,000 acres of woodlands. We’ll begin with an indoor presentation at the Whallonsburg Grange followed by a woods walk on Shirley Forest land. Shirley Forest’s Frank Shirley and Tim Castner will talk about how their forest management practices preserve forest health and diversity, support wildlife habitat, provide income, and contribute to the local economy. Gary Goff of Cornell Extension and Forestry Consultant Deborah Boyce will provide additional details. The workshop begins at 10:30 a.m. with sign-in and coffee, followed by presentations and lunch (provided). Then you’ll go on the guided “woods walk” until about 3:00. There is no charge, but registration is necessary so we can plan accordingly. Please click here for more information and to register for hikes, workshops, and events.
Plans are underway for the ADIRONDACK HARVEST FESTIVAL on September 16 and 17 at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport. CATS will be hosting two hikes at this event. On Friday, evening, you can watch the sun set and the moon rise as you hike from DaCy Meadow Farm along CATS Tails and back roads to the fairgrounds at the CATS Sunset and Harvest Moon Hike. Then on Saturday morning, CATS will host a Hamlet-to-Hamlet Hike starting at the Essex Ferry and ending back at the Fairgrounds in Westport in time for BBQ and music. More information to come!
CATS Executive Director
- Connecting People to Nature (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Goff Preserve: Northeast Wilderness Trust Adds 27 Acres to Wildway (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- CATS Workshops in August | Essex on Lake Champlain (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)