All walks start at 9:30 A.M.
There is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F.
For more information or in case of questionable weather conditions, please phone Joe at 516 467-9498 .
March 1: Mill Pond Park
March 8: Point Lookout Town Park
March 15: Massapequa Preserve
March 22: Jones Beach West End #2
March 29: Alley Pond Park
April 5: Hempstead Lake State Park
April 12: Mill Pond Park
April 19: Point Lookout Town Park
April 26: Jones Beach West End #2
Monthly Membership Meetings
Second Tuesday of the Month, September Through May
(except third Tuesday, November 18, 2014).
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
PLACE: Freeport Memorial Library
144 W. Merrick Rd.
(at S. Ocean Ave.)
DATE: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
SPEAKER: Don Riepe
TOPIC: Iceland: Puffins, Glaciers, Waterfalls
Iceland is an amazing place with numerous bird cliffs, volcanic
formations, majestic waterfalls, and open space. It’s a country of only 325,000
people and lots of seabird colonies. Almost everyone speaks English. There’s
very little traffic, virtually no crime, good highways, great accommodations,
and everyone accepts U.S. dollars and credit cards. Our guest speaker has led
seven field trips to Iceland and will show photographs of much of the flora and
fauna, volcanic landscapes, glaciers, and overall incredible scenery. Join
Don Riepe has an M.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University
of New Hampshire. He is currently the Director of the Northeast Chapter for the
American Littoral Society, and serves on the Advisory Committee of New York City
Audubon and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Board. He is co-chair of the
Jamaica Bay Task Force and a long-standing member of the Wildlife Hazard Task
Force at JFK Airport. His past work included a 25-year career as a resource
management specialist and manager of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for the
National Park Service. In 2003 he was named the “Jamaica Bay Guardian” by the
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). An avid
photographer, his photographs have been published in many magazines, including
National Wildlife, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and New York State
Conservationist (published by DEC), and in The New York Times.