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Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center and Sanctuary Woods Walk

Saturday August 21, 2021


Scenes from the woodswalk:



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Our Guides for the Day: Clockwise from the left in white shirt is Dave Decker, Rheinstrom Land Stewart, Jeff Kehoe, NYFOA CDC Chairman, Dave Wheeler, ( black shirt ) , Warden / Sanctuary Manager, Suzanne Treyger, Audubon's Harvest for Habitat program, and on the right cream color shirt is Tracey Testo from CCE Columbia and Greene Counties and NYFOA Board member.

Brian Draiss Woodswalk

The woodswalk at Brian Draiss' property, July 10th, was well attended with 24 people showing up. The walk was lead by independent forester Brian Bower and state extension forester Peter Smallidge. A tree full of information was shared throughout the group. A smorgasbord of hero's wraps and a grilled chicken salad was provided by property owner Brian Draiss.

Some Highlights:

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Directing attendees to the woods walk site.


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Our hosts: Brian Draiss, property owner, His mom Joan and dad Carl.

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Peter Smallidge (front right, brown pants) Leading the Walk

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The Smorgasbord after the Walk

To join in these adventures see above or track our Chapter Events page. Please sign up for our next walk on August 21st,.. Rhienstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary.


Chapter Steering Committee Meetings

  • July 27, 2021 - Download minutes here.
  • July 13, 2021- Download minutes here.
  • April 13, 2021- Download minutes here.
  • February 23, 2021- Download minutes here.

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Chapter Officers

Position Name Address/Phone/E-mail
Chair Jeff Kehoe (518) 596-9040
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Vice-Chair Gerry McDonald (518) 756-2232
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Secretary Carol McDonald (518) 756-2232
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Treasurer Phil Walton (716) 962-4041
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Acting/Interim Newsletter Editor Tracy Lamanec (518) 727-7194
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Chapter-Designated Director to the State Board Jason Post (518) 965-9183
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