Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation 06.09.22

Schodack Valley 19th Annual Golf Tournament

The members of the Schodack Valley Volunteer Fire Company invite you to join us Thursday June 16th for a great day of golf. This fundraiser is held at the beautiful WindingBrook CC in Valatie NY. Registration starts at 9am with coffee and donuts and shot gun start at 10am. This is a best ball scramble event. This event is enjoyable for all skill levels. Entry fee is $85 which includes 18 holes of golf,cart, bbq lunch, beer, soda and water on course, snacks and cash bar after golf. Contests and prizes too! Please call Brian at 518-429-1410 or Jim at 518-466-4008 to pre-register.

Columbia Wrestling Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser

Columbia Wrestling Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser / Prizes ~ Raffles ~ Fun !!

Sunday, June 12th at noon / Location: Fort Orange Brewing Company, 450 N Pearl St., Albany, NY 12204

$50 per team / MUST PRE-REGISTER (Cash, Checks or Venmo accepted) 

Contact: Michael Merhige to register (MerhigeMi@nullyahoo.com)

19th Annual Schodack Valley Fire Co. Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers. Please join us for a great golf fundraiser on June 16th at the beautiful Winding Brook Country Club in near by Valatie NY. 

We know how to host an enjoyable day of golf . Registration starts at 9am. Shotgun start at 10am. This is a best ball scramble format. Entry fee is $85.which includes coffee and donuts at registration as well as bbq lunch, beer, soda and water all day. Snacks and cash bar after golf . 

Please don’t wait to text or call. Last year we unfortunately had to turn away golfers. Please call Brian at 518-429-1410 or Jim at 518-466-4008 to register or ask about very affordable hole sponsorships.

Meet Your Grassland Neighbors, June 25

Grassland habitat is important for plants, butterflies, reptiles, and birds. The 2000-2005 NYS Breeding Bird Atlas documented breeding by four grassland bird Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the North Greenbush area, including eastern meadowlark, bobolink, grasshopper sparrow, and American kestrel. The public is invited to join in a June 25 field survey in the southeast North Greenbush grasslands plans to gather data, particularly of bobolinks and eastern meadowlarks. Participants can meet at 8 am to carpool from the Route 4 and 43 Park and Ride. For more information: Dr. David Hunt: 518-279-4124. A Snyders Lake survey is being planned to update data on aquatic species. Both surveys are led by volunteer ecologists from an informal gathering, the Capital District Friday Field Study Group, which plans to share the results with the public.

Meet some of our fine feathered neighbors!

The eastern meadowlark has a black ‘V’ on its chest, and white tail feathers. The nest is on the ground, in dense grass and other low cover, in a small depression in soil. It is a domed structure, made of grass stems interwoven with surrounding growth. Usually, narrow trails lead to the nest. 

The male breeding bobolink is black underneath and white on the back. The female chooses a nest site, usually on wet soil at the base of large nonwoody plants. She plucks bare a patch of soil, making a depression. She weaves an outer wall of coarse dead grasses and weed stems, then lines the inside with fine grasses and sedges. If there are grassy pastures or overgrown fields near your open yard, bobolinks may visit to forage on seed-bearing weeds.

Audubon offers guidance on managing habitat for grassland birds.

This information is from The Hudson River Estuary Program, Audubon.org and AllAboutBirds.org.

Submitted by Sheree Cammer, N. Greenbush, a volunteer for the surveys

Fishing on the Rensselaer Plateau – June Lecture at RPA

Fishing on the Rensselaer Plateau, with Bob Davis and Tom Carroll, Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7pm on Zoom. Bob Davis is the President of local Home-Waters 586 Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) and Tom Carroll is its Conservation Chairman. Trout Unlimited is the cold-water fishery conservation group in Rensselaer County. Bob and Tom will speak about the organization and its many new stream projects. They will include a Poesten Kill stream restoration behind the Poestenkill firehouse and Wagner’s farm, recently purchased temperature monitors for stream studies, wave studies (water quality through the insects in the water) and redd studies (trout spawning beds). In addition, they will describe TU’s TIC program (Trout in the Classroom) which, prior to Covid, took place in 5 high schools throughout Rensselaer County. To attend this Zoom lecture, please register on our website: www.rensselaerplateau.org/events.

June Mindful Nature Walk

Saturday, June 25, 10am – 12:30pm, Poestenkill Community Forest, Averill Park.​With Kripalu-certified Mindful Outdoor Guides Molly Freiberg and Sandy Wilson. ​​​Forest Bathing is a Japanese wellness practice that welcomes us to take in the forest atmosphere with all of our senses. Nature has the ability to calm, inspire, and restore us in all seasons – so let’s take some much-needed time to receive what is offered. Molly and Sandy will guide our group to engage with nature in the present moment, as we experience it through all of our senses, to appreciate the complex wonders we often don’t notice when we are rushed or distracted. All are welcome — no experience with forest bathing required!

Boys Summer Lacrosse

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland summer lacrosse programs will be starting June 28 and go through mid August with half day camps and evening programs.  Our programs are open to all beginners, novice, and advanced skilled players in grades K – 10 throughout the capital district at a fraction of the cost of other local programs.    Our staff includes some of the finest past and present coaches in the capital district.  Our summer lineup includes:  Tuesday evening lacrosse programs – June 28 – August 2; Day camps – 9 am to noon on July 11 – 15, and July 18-22; Night camp – 6 pm to 8 pm August 1 –5.  In each of our programs we will have the following age and skill levels:  A 5th – 9th grade advanced skills Coach Corner; A 5th – 10th grade novice skill program; A 5th – 10th grade beginner skill program; A 2nd – 4th grade full equipment program for all levels of players; A co-ed grades k – 5th non-contact learn to play program. A registration form and complete listing of our entire programs are available on our website – www.capitallandlacrosse.com.  If you have any questions about our programs please e-mail – Chad@nullCapitallandlacrosse.com

Girls Summer Lacrosse 

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland summer lacrosse programs will be starting June 28 and go through mid August with half day camps and evening programs.  Our programs are open to all beginners, novice, and advanced skilled players in grades K – 12 throughout the capital district at a fraction of the cost of other local programs.   Our staff includes some of the finest past and present coaches in the capital district.  Our summer lineup includes:  Tuesday evening lacrosse programs – June 28 – August 2; Day camps – 9 am to noon on July 11 – 15, and July 18-22; Night camp – 6 pm to 8 pm August 1 –5.  In each of our programs we will have the following age and skill levels:  A 9th – 12th grade advanced skills Coach Corner; A 5th – 8th grade advanced skills Coach Corner; A 5th – 11th grade novice skill program; A 3rd – 10th grade beginner skill program; A co-ed grades k – 5th non-contact learn to play program.  A registration form and complete listing of all our entire programs are available on our website – www.capitallandlacrosse.com.  If you have any questions about our programs please e-mail – Chad@nullCapitallandlacrosse.com

Girls Summer Field Hockey

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland Field Hockey is offering a number of different summer field hockey programs starting June 28 through mid August all at a fraction of the cost of other local programs.  All of our programs are open to all beginners, novice, and advanced skilled players in grades Krd – 12 throughout the capital district.   Our staff includes some of the finest past and present coaches in the capital district.  Our summer lineup includes:  Tuesday evening lacrosse programs – June 28 – August 2; Day camps – 9 am to noon on July 11 – 15, and July 18-22; Night camp – 6 pm to 8 pm August 1 –5.  In each of our programs we will have the following age and skill levels:  A 8th – 12th grade advanced skills Coach Corner; A 5th – 10th grade novice skill program; A 3rd – 10th grade beginner skill program; A grades k – 3rd learn to play program.. A registration form and complete listing of all our entire programs are available on our website – www.capitallandlacrosse.com.  If you have any questions about our programs please e-mail – Chad@nullCapitallandlacrosse.com

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