The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is commemorating the 49th anniversary of Earth Day with DEC-sponsored and partner events around the state from April 20 through 28.

These family-friendly activities include opportunities for New Yorkers to connect with nature by hiking, observing wildlife, planting trees, and learning about the importance of protecting the environment.

Commissioner Basil Seggos said:

Earth Day is a perfect reminder to get outside and appreciate New York's natural resources and to ensure that we're all doing our part to protect and preserve our environment, I encourage all New Yorkers to participate in some of the state's week-long activities and learn more about the programs DEC's environmental education centers have to offer across the state

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls. For more information, call 845-831-3800, email foundation@stonykill.org, or visit DEC's Stony Kill Farm webpage.

April 20 and 21, 27 and 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Open Barn Stony Kill Farm maintains a working farm housing chickens, cows, pigs, and sheep. Visit with the farm animals and find out about their care from the volunteer Livestock Caretakers.

April 20, 21, 27, and 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.:

Open Greenhouse. Learn about the life cycle of a plant during your visit to the greenhouse. Visitors can touch and, in some instances, taste what is being grown in the greenhouse.

Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
DEC Partner Event: Drop- In at the Drive-In National Parks Service Earth Day Celebration: Recycling and earth day activities for all ages at the Hyde Park Drive-In Theater.

More information can be found on the DEC website.

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