★ September 17 – 25 is Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Week. Click here to view events throughout our area.
★ The Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Infestation: Some Answers: No, they won’t kill the trees, some denuded trees may even releaf this year. Yes, they are cyclical—about every 10 to 15 years—but this one is strange, out of sequence, and heavy. No, there’s not much you can do about it now. Yes, they are likely to return next year, so be prepared. Here’s one useful guide.
★ June 29, Wednesday, 7pm EDT: Composting, an Ecological Perspective, a virtual talk by Cary Institute scientist Dr. Jane Lukas, including how to reduce your own household waste and shrink your carbon footprint, before the state mandates that all organic waste be composted. Register here.
★ Comments requested. A multi-community plan to protect and, where necessary, restore Webatuck Creek and its destination, the Ten Mile River in Wassaic, is now ready for comments. Go here for more info.