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Maple Everything: A Fun Family Program in Celebration of the Sugar Maple Tree

Family Event Hosted by Feeder Canal Alliance Hudson Falls NY

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Date and time

Saturday, Oct 21, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM


Coal Silos, 72 Maple Street Hudson Falls, NY 12839



About this event

Did you know that New York’s state tree is the Sugar Maple?  Come meet a Forest Ranger. Learn why the maple tree is special.  There will be fun activities, a short-n-easy tree walk and you will find out so many cool facts about trees.

The program will start at 10am inside the historic Coal Silos classroom. Parking is either in front of the silos or across the street at the DPW facility. We will be both inside and outside so remember to dress for the weather! *Please note that the coal silos do not have public restrooms.  

Jeff Speich served as Supervising Forester for NYS DEC for 30 years until his retirement Spring of 2022.  He holds a BS from SUNY ESF and AAS from SUNY ESF Ranger School.  He is a highly valued member of the NYS DEC Region 5 ReLeaf Committee bringing vast experience and expertise in urban forest management. Jeff’s professional training includes certification as an ISA Arborist and a trained responder for the Forest Service Urban Forest Strike Team. He currently resides at his family’s homestead and is renovating the buildings and managing the forest.

This free event is hosted by the Feeder Canal Alliance, a not-for-profit organization created to preserve, promote and maintain the historic Feeder Canal and Towpath Trail. Support of the work of the  Feeder Canal Alliance is always greatly appreciated. Visit Feeder Canal Trail website for more information on how you can support FCA!


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