Upcoming Events Around Dryden

Wednesday October 23: “Reading the Landscape for Regeneration and Resilience,” an interactive tour and presentation with Ben Falk!

Interactive Site Tour, 4-5pm @ Dilmun Hill Student-Run Farm, Ithaca NY

Presentation, 5:30-7pm @ Plant Science building room 143, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Ben Falk, M.A.L.D., Whole Systems Design, LLC, will use the student farm for exploring small-scale permaculture, discussing improvements that can be made to traditional agricultural operations and backyard gardens to make them more ecologically enhancing and resilient to flood, drought, pests and other stresses.

Free and open to the public; sponsored by Dilmun Hill Student Farm, Cornell Garden-Based Learning, CU Collaborate and the Toward Sustainability Foundation.

Directions to Dilmun Hill: http://cuaes.cornell.edu/cals/cuaes/ag-operations/dilmun-hill/contact.cfm

Directions to Plant Science: The Plant Sciences building is located on Tower Road between Bradfield Hall and Kennedy Hall on the Cornell University campus. When entering Plant Science from the ground level at the parking circle, this room is accessed by walking up the set of stairs immediately to the right.


Wednesday October 23, 7 PM: DEC’s LNG Rules • FERC & Natural Gas Storage • Port Ambrose LNG

Come learn: how to submit comments; what points to make in your comments.

Keith Schue with Sandra Steingraber and the “Return of 30 Days” Website

First Unitarian Church, Ithaca NY

306 N. Aurora Street, on the NW Corner with E. Buffalo: http://unitarian.ithaca.ny.us/Newcomers/How-to-find-us

Enjoy homemade snacks and conversation following the program.

More Info:   Sandy Podulka, email: sgp4@cornell.edu

The Return of 30 Days: Infrastructure Regs: http://www.thirtydaysoffrackingregs.com/index.php


Wednesday October 23, 7:30-8:30 PM: “Nature Wars: the incredible story of how wildlife comebacks turned backyards into battlegrounds,” the Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture.

Jim Sterba, Acclaimed Journalist & Author

Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Thursday October 24, 6:30-8:30 PM: Tompkins County Deer Management Forum

With Jim Sterba & others, moderated by Sharon Anderson, TC CCE.

Location: Ithaca High School Cafeteria, 1401 N Cayuga Street, Ithaca NY

Time: 6:30-8:30PM (Poster session 6:30-7PM, Panel discussion 7-8:30)

Additional information: http://www.cornellplantations.org/event/sterba.panel.discussion

Sponsored by Cornell Plantations http://www.cornellplantations.org/  and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future www.sustainablefuture.cornell.edu/index.php .


Saturday October 26, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Information, drop off/collection sites near you: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/


Saturday October 26,1:00-5:00 PM: Haudenosaunee Perspectives on Fracking and the Movement for a Ban

HBC Building, Kittredge Auditorium, 900 Crouse Avenue

Syracuse University, Syracuse NY: http://www.syr.edu/about/pdf/NorthSouthCampus2012.pdf

Speakers: F. Jacques, C. Waterman, M. Lemke, R. Vogelsang. In 2009, the Haudenosaunee issued a statement calling on New York State to ban the permitting of natural gas drilling, inspiring allies to get serious about living up to our agreements to protect our shared resources…Please join Haudenosaunee representatives, movement makers, community organizers, and student activists for an afternoon of our shared history protecting New York State from hydrofracking. Info: Emily Bishop emily@nyagainstfracking.org


Wednesday Oct. 30, 7 PM: Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas Potential in New York State

Hollister Hall Auditorium (Room B14), 527 College Avenue/4 Central Avenue (?!)

Cornell University, Ithaca NY: https://www.cornell.edu/maps/

Speakers: J. Acton, L. Allstadt, B. Brock, J. “C” Northup. Co-sponsors: Tompkins County Council of Governments; Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County ; Tompkins County League of Women Voters; Cornell Sustainability Hub; Sustainability at Ithaca College; Ithaca First Presbyterian Committee on Justice; Peace and Integrity

of Creation; FracTracker Alliance. Facebook event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/166168313590436/


Fri/Sat, November 8/9: Watershed Woes: Six Mile Creek, Climate Change, & Us.

1-5 PM & reception, Friday; 10 AM-5 PM Saturday. Exact locations along Six Mile Creek in Tompkins County, NY being arranged. Indoor/outdoor workshops on climate change in the Great Lakes and locally, walk & talk along the creek about Hemlock Wooly Adelgid/invasives and our water supply; lively sessions on building resilience and coping with climate change grief & activist burnout. Reception Friday, refreshments Saturday. Free to the public. Community conference sponsored by Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, Sustainable Tompkins, & Freshwater Future. Contact steward@cayugalake.org and watch here for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/355996531202719/ , www.cayugalake.org .


Tuesday, November 12, 6:30-8:30 PM:  Hydrilla Public Information Meeting & Hydrilla Hunter Volunteer Thank-you

Borg Warner Room East, Tompkins County Public Library

101 E. Green Street, Ithaca NY 14850

6:30 PM: Thanking and recognizing the volunteers around the lake who helped train and educate many others to watch for hydrilla this past summer.

Please attend for refreshments, information, & appreciation!

7:00 PM: Stay for the public information session to be presented by members of the Hydrilla Task Force of the Cayuga Lake Watershed.

Details on presenters available soon. Information: James Balyszak stophydrilla@gmail.com website: www.stophydrilla.org , also at www.cayugalake.org




Friday, November 15, 11:00 AM-5 PM: Finger Lakes Research Conference 2013, hosted by the Finger Lakes Institute

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Scandling Center, Vandervort Room
300 Pulteney St., Geneva, NY 14456

Please plan to attend the 2013 Finger Lakes Research Conference that will highlight panelists discussing land use, invasive species, and nutrient management within the Finger Lakes region of New York. In addition, a number of research posters will be displayed. Poster session information: smeyer@hws.edu. Advance registration required. Info, speakers, schedule, directions: http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17129


Saturday December 7, 11 AM-6 PM: Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair

First Baptist and First Presbyterian Churches

Dewitt Park, Ithaca NY

The Fair offers holiday shoppers an opportunity to choose gifts of charitable donations, rather than more “stuff”. The refreshments are great too! Many of your favorite local nonprofits will be there. Come support them and find positive gifts for family & friends. Website: http://www.ithacaaltgiftfair.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IthacaAltGiftFair


About Dryden Resources Awareness Coalition

A grassroots, all volunteer group of concerned citizens of the Town of Dryden focused on protecting our natural resources.
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