2014 Members and Friends Winter Meeting

REGISTER HERE Join Us for Fun Hikes, Workshops, Lunch and More Saturday, February 89:00 AM-2:00 PM Manhattan CollegeSchool of Engineering3825 Corlear Ave, Riverdale, NY (Northern Bronx near Van Cortlandt Park)    CLICK HERE for Directions to the Manhattan College School of Engineering.  Limited parking available adjacent to the building and directly across the street. Schedule of Activities 9:00am SIGN-IN AND COFFEE 10:00am WORKSHOPS  NEW!  ON-SITE REGISTRATION ONLY Secrets of Modern Day Mapmaking with Jeremy Apgar. Learn how mapmaking has evolved over the years from expert cartographer Jeremy Apgar. CANCELLED Sustainable Trails for All: What Federal ABA Regulations Mean for Our Trails with Ama Koenigshof. Come learn about new Federal ABA Regulations for trails, how they promote sustainable trail design, and how they affect the work of the Trail Conference.  Trail Builder/Educator, Ama Koenigshop, will cover when and how trail technical requirements apply as well as how these can be applied in unregulated circumstances to promote sustainable trails that can be enjoyed by a larger range of ability levels. CLOSED Invasive Species in New York with  Linda Rohleder. Dr. Rohleder,  Director of Land Stewardship for the Trail Conference and Coordinator of New York State’s Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) for the Lower Hudson region, will present an overview of some of the issues invasive species pose to our natural areas, actions that are being taken at the state and regional levels as well as by the Trail Conference, and opportunities for you to get involved. CLOSED Fueling the Healthy Hiker with Susan Holmberg: Sure, carbs are a great source of fuel, but are they the best foods for sustaining energy on a hike?  And did you know that exercisers actually produce more, not less, free radicals?  Learn why and how the foods that will sustain stamina for exercise are the same foods that will increase longevity, preserve brain health and fend off chronic illnesses.  Susan L. Holmberg, MS (Master Of Science), CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist) and avid hiker has been in private practice in Westwood, NJ for twenty years. SPACE LIMITED Harriman Winter Backcountry Access Working Session: A Trail Conference committee of volunteers, members, and staff is collecting input and suggestions for improving winter access to trails in Harriman State Park with the goal of making recommendations to park managers and advocating for their implementation. These recommendations could include new or expanded parking areas and/or new trailheads. Trail Conference members and representatives of our member clubs are invited to contribute to this review at this one-hour working session. Additional opportunities to contribute to the review will be announced in the future.  Call or Email Joanne Reinhardt to register 201-512-9348 x26 or [email protected] 11:00am BUSINESS MEETING  12:00pm LUNCH & KEYNOTE ROSE HARVEY (Commissioner, New York State Parks Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation) has worked tirelessly with community partners to create over 300 parks, playgrounds and open spaces. She has also purchased significant conservation lands to create and enhance another 500 State, regional, rural and metropolitan parks.  She serves on the Boards of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Yale Leadership Advisory Council and has received multiple state and national awards for environmental stewardship and advocacy for open space and parks. 1:00pm HIKES AND TALKS CLOSED Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park with Christina Taylor. 2-3 miles, easy but some hills.  More difficult with snow.  Come get a sneak peek at some of the Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.  See what a great park this is for hiking as we hike throughout the Southwest Corner, making stops at the wonders and other beautiful sights.   CHANGED TO A WORKSHOP DUE TO ICY AND STEEP TRAIL CONDITIONS! Isham & Inwood Hill Parks with Pat Courtney.  Learn about the development of Inwood, its parks and the historic land gifts that helped preserve approximately 220 acres of the original terrain of Manhattan Island. Pat will share her knowledge about the trails, the beautiful estate, lovely rock outcrop and scenic Hudson River views offered by this urban gem. CLOSED Van Cortlandt Park Northwest Woodlands with Victor Scelzo. 3 miles, moderate pace. Hiking shoes required for rough and possible wet sections. Experience winter woodlands, mostly in the northwest forest of the park.  Bring snack and beverage for during the walk.   
February 8th, 2014 from  9:00 AM to  2:00 PM
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