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Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

  • 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 4

    The community forest initiative aims to safeguard a cherished piece of land in Warwick, Orange County, New York, renowned for its unique terrain, minerals, diverse flora and fauna, and breathtaking scenery. Spanning 136 acres, this mostly wooded parcel encompasses the iconic "Gibraltar Rock," a prominent formation towering 200 feet above lush vernal pools teeming with rare plant species and amphibians. Notably, the area boasts scarce minerals like Warwickite and Edenite, named after nearby towns. For centuries, the flat expanse atop Gibraltar Rock has served as a natural gathering spot, frequented by the Lenape Nation and later utilized for various community events, from church picnics to spontaneous hikes. However, ownership transferred to developers in the early 2000s, limiting public access until the current owner, as part of a larger property acquisition, agreed to temporarily halt development, allowing time for conservation planning.Efforts have successfully preserved open fields via agricultural easements, but the forested portion containing Gibraltar Rock remains a critical conservation target.

    The Community Forest Program presents an ideal solution, aligning with the community's long-held desire for preservation. The Orange County Land Trust, managing numerous nature preserves, stands ready to oversee the property, supported by local groups and Warwick Township.Transitioning the land to a publicly accessible forest preserve would offer myriad benefits. It would safeguard a unique natural habitat, enhance wildlife corridors, and provide recreational and educational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Given Warwick's popularity as an outdoor destination, opening Gibraltar Rock to the public would cater to the diverse metropolitan population while boosting the local economy. Join us for a discussion with Barbara Felton.

     

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Monday, April 8, 2024 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Monday, April 8, 2024 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Monday, April 8, 2024 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

Monday, April 8, 2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

  • 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Contact: Reference Desk 986-1047 ext. 23

    Sustainable World Book Group meets on Zoom each month. For more information, contact the Help Desk at (845)986-1047 ext.3

     

    November 14th - Fire Weather: a True Story from a Hotter World by John Vailant

    December 12th - The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

    January 9th - The Parrot and the Igloo by David Lipski

    February 13th - Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

    March 12th - Summer by Ali Smith

    April 9th - An Immense World by Ed Yong

    Location:
    Zoom
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:00am to 9:45am

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 10:00am to 10:30am

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