Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation 06.23.22

Youth Football, Cheer, & Dance

East Greenbush Pop Warner registration is now OPEN! Ages 3 to 17 for all EG residents and surrounding areas!

Go to http://thsq.bluesombrero.com/egpw to join our nationally ranked program today! Cheer, Dance and Football for all levels!

June 25 is for the Birds!

What birds will we find this Saturday in the North Greenbush grasslands? The volunteer ecologists of the Capital District Friday Field Study Group invite the public to join in the 2-hour survey by meeting up June 25 by 8 am at the Defreestville Park and Ride. More info: 518-279-4124 (survey leader, Dr. David Hunt).

Several bird species that may be living in these grasslands include: bobolink, eastern meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Savannah sparrow, and American kestrel. Some of these birds are ranked as the highest priority for conservation, according to Natural Areas and Wildlife in your Community, A Habitat Summary Prepared for the Town of North Greenbush by The Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The presentation of that report was made to the Town Board on July 8, 2021, and may be viewed in the Town Hall streams section of the Town’s website: TownofNG.com

These grasslands are part of the rich biodiversity of the Hudson River Estuary. In the words of the Habitat Summary for the Town: 

“The region (Hudson River Estuary), comprising only 13.5% of the land area in New York, contains nearly 85% of the bird,mammal, reptile, and amphibian species found in the state (Penhollow et al., 2006). Municipalities can play a key role in conserving this natural heritage and the ecological processes that sustain it. By identifying important areas for habitat and wildlife, municipalities are better equipped to pursue conservation opportunities and make informed land-use decisions. This proactive approach to planning can help municipalities avoid the costs of urban and suburban sprawl, maintain community character and quality of life, and preserve the many benefits, or ecosystem services, that healthy, natural systems provide to present and future generations.”

For more information on habitats in the Estuary: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5094.html

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