July 2016
Woodlot Volunteers Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - Woodlot owners need other woodlot owners. Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for a few good forest owner volunteers to meet and work with their neighbors. The NY Master Forest Owner Program is entering its 24th year and is looking to fill up its new volunteer training workshop. Volunteers who complete the 4-day workshop will join the corps of over 200 certified volunteers across the state. September 7-10, 2016 at Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, VanEtten, NY (south of Ithaca in Schuyler County.

Volunteers can commute daily or free accommodations are available. There is a $125.00 fee ($200.00 per couple) that helps defray lodging, publications, food, and equipment costs of the 4-day training. The workshop combines classroom and outdoor field experiences on a wide variety of subjects including: tree identification, finding boundaries, forest ecology, wildlife and sawtimber management, communication techniques, and a visit to a nearby sawmill. The goal of the MFO Program is to provide private forest owners with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forests to enhance ownership satisfaction. MFOs do not perform management activities nor give professional advice. Rather, they meet with other forest owners to listen to their concerns and questions, and offer advice as to sources of assistance based on their training and personal experience.

Applications due by August 15, 2016.

Information and an application are available at: www.cornellmfo.info or an information packet and application form can be mailed to you. Please send your name and address to; Diana Bryant, 214 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, Phone: 607-255-2115, Fax: 607-255-0349, email: dlt5@cornell.edu

Sponsors: New York Forest Owners Association; NYS-DEC Lands & Forests; The Robert H. Wentorf, Jr. Foundation; USDA-NIFA Renewable Resources Extension Program; and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Montezuma Summer Youth Wildlife Adventure Camp
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Girls and boys ages 11-15 are invited to the Montezuma Audubon Center for Wildlife Adventure Camp.  Wildlife Adventure Camp participants will explore the Montezuma Wetlands Complex during hiking, canoeing, fishing and other fun outdoor activitiesPre-paid reservations are required   $125/camper

For more information:
Montezuma Audubon Center
(315) 365-3580
Grownup Show and Tell
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

What are you passionate about?  What revs you up? What do you Geek?  Share it at the library!  Whether it's a part of a collection, artifacts of a hobby, or a part of your job that has you jazzed, we want you to share the joy.  No sign-up is needed for this event, but please keep your shares library-friendly!

For more information:
Alex Andrasik
(315) 536-6114
Bloomfield Rotary's Concerts in the Park
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Bloomfield Rotary presents “Ghost Riders” (Country) on Tuesday, July 26th from 7:00-9:00 PM at Elton Park in Bloomfield.  In case of rain the concert will move to the East Bloomfield United Methodist Church.  Bottled water and hot dogs will be available.  Donations support the many Rotary projects that benefit our community.  Bring a lawn chair and be prepared for a delightful evening!  For more information, contact Suzie Coleman at 585-703-4190.

For more information:
Suzie Coleman
(585) 703-4190