Program Land Search for the 2023-2024 Season
Wild Earth is seeking land for our future monthly, fall-spring weekend programs.
Due to the unusual rattlesnake activity and behavior we have observed at our land in Kerhonkson this summer, we will be taking a break from hosting our regular programming at that location as we create a land assessment process to inform our next steps.
In the meantime, we plan to relocate our Youth Year-Round Programs to alternate sites for the duration of the 2023-2024 program year.
If you own or have access to land that may be available for our use and align with our criteria as outlined below, please contact us at email@example.com. We fully trust that with the support of our networks we will find excellent alternate homes for our programs this year.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What we are searching for:
Forested land on which we would be permitted to go off-trail, with a relatively open understory and no significant poison ivy cover.
A minimum of 20 acres of such forest, more ideally 50+
Permission to make campfires (according to mutually agreed upon safety procedures).
Located within 15 miles (preferred) to 25 miles of the High Falls area.
We would prefer:
Access to a parking area or significant turn-around for conducting pick-up and drop-off with families
Access to stream and/or hose water
Access to an indoor space (for inclement weather and/or emergency use only)
We can provide:
Compensation in the form of rental fees (typically $5 per day per program participant)
Certificate of insurance
Documentation of land use practices & safety procedures
Abby Schmeichel, Communications Coordinator
Abby grew up in NY, VA, IL, and PA moving frequently and living in a mix of urban, suburban, and rural environments. She discovered a passion for the outdoors in the backyard spaces of her many childhood homes: collecting acorns under oak trees in VA, hunting for snails in a small garden in the Bronx, exploring a thin strip of forest separated by farms in northern Illinois, and many more. Abby enjoys working outdoors with youth and communicating the wonders of the natural world, skills which she developed over the last 5 years as an educator at several outdoor schools in WY, WA, and MT and as a researcher, outreach coordinator and administrator in MT. She recently moved back to NY to be near family and was excited to join the Wild Earth team in 2022. More about Abby's work.