THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR MAKING OUR GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION A SMASHING SUCCESS!
Those of you who know me, know that sharing my love of the forests, fields and streams, through art and experience, has been my passion since I was a boy.
Those of you who know Mike, know that his life-long passion has created the largest collection of research and insights into the history of Catskill Mountain forest vegetation anywhere! In my opinion, his dedication to the place we all love is unsurpassed, and this is why he truly deserves this living legacy in his honor.
I am privileged to lead this organization into the future and appreciate all of the support we have gotten this far. Thank You!
We have big plans and welcome your continued encouragement.
Please join us for the big Grand Opening Celebration… and witness first-hand, dreams actually coming true!
David J. Turan Executive Director
BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR OR PICNIC BLANKET!
Friday, May 19, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 PM - Mushroom walk withCatskill Fungi founder John Michelotti
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:30 Am - Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting
10:00 Am – Noon - Hike with Mike – Wandering along Philosophers Way
10:00 Am – 4:00 Pm - Finding Forest Treasure, Scavenger Hunt (Wrap up at 4pm)
Noon – 1:00 Pm – Brown Bag Lunch with Laurie – Story Laurie tells Mountain Yarns (Bring your own lunch, water and snacks)
1:00 – 3:00 Pm – Forest Art with Jill & Nick Tannone – Ojo de Dios, Forest Branch Crowns and Walking Sticks
1:00 - 3:00 Pm - Describing the Landscape in Two Languages (text and grahpics) with Richard Kathmann
1:00 – 3:00 Pm – Ben Murdock hosts “Getting Familiar with Field Guides”
3:00 – 4:00 Pm – Yoga with Rod Sauquillo
4:00 – 5:00 Pm -Reading John Burroughs with Lizz Browne
5:00 – 6:00 Pm – Campfire Cookout, bring your own everything, grillable items and a dish to pass if you can.
6:00 – 8:00 Pm – Music with John Van Benschoten and Friends (w/Special Guests! The Lunachix)
7:30 – 8:30 Pm – Paint the Sunset with Marie Cummings
No Admission Fee - Donations Welcomed PLEASE RSVP (and to get more details) to email@example.com or (607) 242-1260
The Michael Kudish Natural History address is 2515 Tower Mountain Road, Stamford, NY 12167
The Preserve entrance is actually a few hundred feet away from 2515 but does not have it's own street address. It is on the North slope of Churchill Mountain. We will put out lawn signs for the Grand Opening leading you up there. It is just outside the village of Stamford on the way up to Mt. Utsayantha.