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Merry May Days
from Hudson Crossing Park
Issue: # 5
May 2010
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What's a Little Rain?!
Spring Cleanup a Success

More than two dozen eager volunteers came out to the Park for Canal Clean Sweep on a drizzly Saturday, April 17. Perhaps you saw the photos in the Post Star (Click here for article) and Saratogian (Click here for article). New bluebird houses went up, a second slide was installed, donated plants went into the ground, trails were cleared of trash, grass was planted, and delicious Panera pastries and a lunch from Louise Landry kept everyone happy and "fueled". Many thanks to all who came out to help- your generosity and goodwill were evident and appreciated!
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Schuylerville Students Show They C.A.R.E. on Earth Day
Many Hands, Light Work
In honor of Earth Day, 16 students and a handful of teachers from Schuylerville School's CARE Club came to Hudson Crossing to volunteer their time raking, planting, weeding, and watering. What a difference they made! Thanks to all of them. We were thrilled at all they accomplished, and delighted that some of them plan to become weekly volunteers.
Weeding the Hosta Bed
A Wetland Adventure
Sunday in the Park Event
Join Madeleine DeManche, Skidmore Class of 2010 Biology Major, as she leads an interesting and hands-on exploration of the little wetland in the Play Garden. Who lives there? Why is it important? What is growing in the water? Ask these questions and more.

Exploring the Pocket Wetland
Sunday, May 16, 2010

10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Rainboots encouraged!
Questions? Please contact Maddie at mdemanch@skidmore.edu or 617-515-4010.

This event supports the mission of
Children and Nature Saratoga: Come Out and Play!

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***Interested in offering a program, either as a one-time event or something more regular? We'd love to hear from you! Nature Walks, Dog Training, Poetry Sessions, Historical Re-Enactments, Musical Jams, Bird-House Building, Garden Workshops, Recycling Discussions, Labyrinth Strolls- these are just a few of the things we'd love to host and help promote. Contact us by email (info@hudsoncrossingpark.org) or by phone at 518-859-1462 to design your Sunday in the Park***

Flowers from the Greenhouse

Fundraiser at the Greenhouse
Balet Flowers and Design Supports the Park May 16 & 17

Print this newsletter, bring to the Balet greenhouse on these dates, save money, and support the Park!

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Learn from a Master...Gardener, that is!
Volunteers Wanted

Like to garden but want to improve your gardening knowledge? Looking to spend time outdoors with other green thumbs, making the world more beautiful? We have just the opportunity you are looking for! Every week, currently on Wednesday afternoons, local garden enthusiasts and at least one Master Gardener meet at the Play Garden and dig in. If you are interested in getting your hands dirty and growing beautiful plants for the public to enjoy, please send an email to Martha Haynes, Garden Volunteer Coordinator at mhaynes1@nycap.rr.com to be connected to this wonderful group of folks. This informal team would heartily welcome more hands!


Bikes for a Better Community
Free Roundtable Discussion about Benefits of Visitors on Bikes

On Monday, May 17, Hudson Crossing will host a "Bicyclists Bring Business" roundtable at the Saratoga Town Offices from 6pm-8pm. This event is FREE and local business owners, community leaders, and interested citizens are encouraged to attend. RSVP to Parks and Trails NY at 518-434-1583 or B3roundtable@ptny.org.

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Canalway Trails Volunteer Day
Lend a Hand in honor of National Trails Day
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The 7th Annual Canalway Trails Day at Hudson Crossing Park is scheduled to take place on June 5, 2010, to coincide with National Trails Day. Join us for a fun day of work and play on our trails and in our Play Garden!

To learn about Canalway Trails day and events sponsored statewide last year, please visit Parks and Trails New York's website (Click here)

For additional information, please contact Marlene Bissell 859-1462

7th Annual Canalway Trails Day
Saturday, June 05, 2010
9 a.m. - 5 p.m

This event supports the mission of
Children and Nature Saratoga: Come Out and Play!

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The Race is On!
Volunteers, Sponsors, Athletes Wanted
For details about how to participate, please visit www.hudsoncrossingtri.com.

Nature Story Time Launched 
Next One is Sunday, June 20- Father's Day!

Looking for a Sunday afternoon activity with the kids? Join Lisa Shutts for a Nature Story Time at the Play Garden. This series began with a special Earth Day story at Clean Sweep. Mark your calendars for the next one: Sunday, June 20 at 2pm. With a Father's Day theme, it's a great way for Dad to enjoy outdoor time with the little ones!
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NEXT Nature Story Time
Sunday, June 20, 2010
2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Call 518-859-1462 for more information about this event.

This event supports the mission of
Children and Nature Saratoga: Come Out and Play!

Dates to Remember:
Exploring the Pocket Wetland- May 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Plant Sale at Balet Greenhouse- May 16 & 17, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Bicycles Bring Business Roundtable- May 17, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Canalway Trails Work Party- June 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hudson Crossing Triathlon- June 13, 8 a.m.
Nature Story Time- June 20, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

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Hudson Crossing Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is non-sectarian and does not discriminate against persons of any race, color, sexual orientation, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, or those with disabilities, respecting the dignity and worth of all individuals.

In This Issue
Successful Canal Clean Sweep
Schuylervile Students Volunteer on Earth Day
Exploring the Pocket Wetland
Balet Greenhouse Fundraiser
Garden Volunteers Wanted
Bicycles Bring Business Roundtable
Triathlon Volunteers Needed
Nature Story Time
Upcoming Events
What does it take to build Hudson Crossing Park?

Follow the link below for a wonderful short video of Hudson Crossing Park in the making...

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Hudson Crossing Park
PO Box 144
Schuylerville, NY 12871


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