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Wild Edible Plants Walk on Chippewa Preserve Trail

Event date and time
July 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Chippewa Preserve Trail, New Road
Chippewa Bay, NY 13646
United States

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Nature is fruitful, but fruits aren't the only edible parts of wild plants. On Saturday, July 28, 2018 the Chippewa Bay Community Club and Nature Up North will sponsor a "Wild Edible Plants Walk" on the Chippewa Bay Preserve Trail in Chippewa Bay from 10 am - Noon. Learn how to find, identify and prepare local edible plants both responsibly and safely. Having a better understanding of what is edible and what isn't will enhance your connection to the local environment as well as your survival skills.

Natural Tie-Dye with Plants!

Event date and time
June 23, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Wachtmeister Field Station, County Route 27/ Park Street
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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Natural dying is an ancient practice of using natural plant or animal products to dye textiles. Most clothing today is dyed with synthetic dye, but you can experience the magic of coloring an article of clothing with plants you can find in your backyard! Join us for a workshop on how to identify these plants, and dye your own bandana to take home with our dyes! RSVP to info@natureupnorth.org.

Summer Solstice Campfire

Event date and time
June 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM to June 21, 2018 - 9:00 PM
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Wachtmeister Field Station, County Route 27/ Park Street
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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Come celebrate the longest day of summer sun with us! We will tell some stories, and there will be a short talk about foraging, after which we will share "Wild S'mores" - s'mores featuring different common wild edible plants. Feel free to bring a short story or appreciation to share. 

Evening Paddle on the Little River

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July 26, 2018 - 6:30 PM to July 26, 2018 - 8:30 PM
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info@natureupnorth.org
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Looking to get out on the water? Join us for our relaxing evening paddling on the Little River in Canton. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or borrow one from us for free. Never paddled before? No problem! We'll be happy to providing tips for newer paddlers. Meet at the Little River Boat Launch on Park Street/Rt. 27 in Canton at 6:30pm. 

This event is part of our Summer Paddling Series. Join us on Thursdays June 28th, July 12th and July 26th for Evening Paddles, and June 30 for our Water Plant Paddle (family friendly).

Evening Paddle on the Little River

Event date and time
July 12, 2018 - 6:30 PM to July 12, 2018 - 8:30 PM
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info@natureupnorth.org
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Looking to get out on the water? Join us for our relaxing evening paddling on the Little River in Canton. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or borrow one from us for free. Never paddled before? No problem! We'll be happy to providing tips for newer paddlers. Meet at the Little River Boat Launch on Park Street/Rt. 27 in Canton at 6:30pm. 

This event is part of our Summer Paddling Series. Join us on Thursdays June 28th, July 12th and July 26th for Evening Paddles, and June 30 for our Water Plant Paddle (family friendly).

Evening Paddle on the Little River

Event date and time
June 28, 2018 - 6:30 PM to June 28, 2018 - 8:30 PM
Address

Little River Canoe Launch, Park Street, County Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Event description

Looking to get out on the water? Join us for our relaxing evening paddling on the Little River in Canton. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or borrow one from us for free. Never paddled before? No problem! We'll be happy to providing tips for newer paddlers. Meet at the Little River Boat Launch on Park Street/Rt. 27 in Canton at 6:30pm. 

This event is part of our Summer Paddling Series. Join us on Thursdays June 28th, July 12th and July 26th for Evening Paddles, and June 30 for our Water Plant Paddle (family friendly).

Summer Campfire Series: Fire-making with Len Mackey

Event date and time
June 7, 2018 - 7:00 PM to June 7, 2018 - 9:30 PM
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info@natureupnorth.org
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Want to learn to start a fire by hand? As is tradition, we're kicking off our summer campfire series by inviting you to come help us light the first fire of the season! Len Mackey will be joining us for an interactive evening learning the Earth's oldest ways of making fire with hand or bow drill. Once the fire is burning, we will enjoy the deep, peaceful power of songs from Native North America and Guinea West Africa, and learn how to play traditional rhythms during a hand-drumming demonstration by Len Mackey.

Arbor Day Ash Tree Survey - Remington Trail

Event date and time
April 27, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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info@natureupnorth.org
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Join us to celebrate Arbor Day by mapping Ash Trees on Remmington Recreational Trail in Canton. Bikers and walkers of all ages welcome! 

The Community Ash Tree Survey is a citizen science project in which community members survey the location and status of ash trees across St. Lawrence County in response to the arrival of the invasive emerald ash borer beetle (Agrilus planipennis; EAB) in 2017.