Trail counters document EcoPreserve’s popularity

Trail counters document EcoPreserve’s popularity

Land Steward Lauren Palatini gives the new trail counter a thumbs-up Trail counters were installed at several of the EcoPreserve’s main trailheads to count the number of visitors entering or exiting the EcoPreserve. The objective is gain a better idea of the amount and location of the EcoPreserve’s usage. The counters don’t take pictures, they just count people passing by. So far the numbers are telling: for the months of October 2016 through January 2017, approximately 3,100 visitors entered or…

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Late winter snowfall slows up Spring

Late winter snowfall slows up Spring

 Buell Brook traversing a snow-covered landscape February’s warm temperatures jump-started Spring in the EcoPreserve but a mid-March snowfall slowed it down again. The 8 inches of snow provided wonderful cross-country skiing opportunities for a few days till Spring reasserted itself.

Alpha Phi Omega RUEP Clean-Up

Alpha Phi Omega RUEP Clean-Up

The sisters of the Alpha Phi Omega sorority held a trash pick-up on Sunday February 26, 2017. It was a cool, blustery day but 25+ women converged on the EcoPreserve to scour the trails and borders for litter. They collected quite a haul of trash. The question I have is why do people leave so much litter?    

Walk in the Winter Woods

Walk in the Winter Woods

Sunday February 12, 2017 2-4pm Tour/Hike Leisurely stroll through the RU EcoPreserve with EcoPreserve Director Rick Lathrop with a special focus on the “The Woods in Winter”. Meet at the EcoPreserve trailhead kiosk (south of the Ave E roundabout, across from the Business School, Livingston Campus. Park in Scarlet Lot of the RAC).