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What’s New at Mohawk Hudson AMC - Febuary

February is upon us!

SuperBowl Sunday, Ground Hog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day – There is a lot to celebrate in this short month of February, as we recover from the January “Polar Vortices” !
Another thing to celebrate is the fact that we have multiple cross-country skiing and snowshoeing events scheduled every week in February. The Capital District has many beautiful natural areas in which to enjoy winter sports, and our trained chapter outings leaders are eager to connect you with the Outdoors.
If Punxsutawney Phil tells you there are six more weeks of winter, consider it cause to celebrate. Check out our calendar and join us in enjoyment and appreciation of the outdoors. You'll find our trips fun and rewarding experiences.
Not yet an AMC member? You are still welcome to our outings, but if you come often, consider supporting the work we do. You can join here and get a 20% discount (and a tax deduction for all but $6 of your fee), If you are already a member, consider being a volunteer. Take a look at our volunteer opportunities to see where there’s a fit for you




What’s New at Mohawk Hudson AMC - January

Best wishes for a happy 2014!

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions. If you establish a habit of getting outside in January, you’ll be in better shape come spring. Check our calendar for winter outings, as new ones continue to be posted. If you’re like many of us, you may sometimes see an outing that interests you, but forget to sign up until it’s too late. As a member, you can subscribe to reminders of events that interest you, at a frequency you choose. Click here to find out how.

We recently received the following question through our Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/amcmohawkhudson/
“What is the benefit of becoming a member of the [ Mohawk Hudson AMC] as opposed to [some other groups].”
Answer: One of the things that differentiate us is our trained and certified leaders. Leaders have been trained to check that participants are properly clothed and equipped to handle the outings, and follow best practices, such as watching for fatigue, thirst, or other outing issues, doing frequent head counts and generally making sure that everyone gets back safely and appreciates the experience. Some more casual outings have a different philosophy toward their participants. Also, we promote the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of our outdoor resources. We certainly enjoy getting out, but we have a connection with the areas we enjoy, and a dedication to sustain them.
Of course, we also focus on "fun" things.

If you are not yet an AMC member join here and get a 20% discount (and a tax deduction for all but $6 of your fee). If you are already a member, consider being a volunteer. Take a look at our volunteer opportunities to see where there’s a fit for you

Dyken Pond Environmental Eduction Center Forest Corp






Dyken Pond Environmental Eduction Center Forest Corp Dyken Pond Environmental Eduction Center is offering its 2nd annual Forest Conservation Corps for ages 14-16. This year the program will run twice from July 21-25 and July 28 - August 1. You may apply for both weeks. Students who complete a session will receive a $50 award.

The Forest Conservation Corps is designed to promote conservation, education and community service. The goal of FCC is for students to develop a value of respect for others and the environment while providing community service experiences in a Rensselaer County Park.

Students will spend roughly half of their day working on conservation projects, while the other half of the daywill be spent learning about the environment, job skills development and enjoying the outdoors. A typical day might include clearing trails, entering data for a citizen science monitoring project, building an outdoor bridge or new trail signs, hiking, creating a survival shelter, doing team building challenges or boating on Dyken Pond.

Find their 2014 FCC Application here. If you have any questions please call them at (518) 658-2055 or e-mail them at dykenpond@fairpoint.net.




2014 Annual Summit

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AMC’s Annual Summit will be held January 25, 2014 at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel and Conference Center in Norwood, Massachusetts. The day’s activities will include: club-wide committee meetings and workshops, the 138th Annual Business Meeting, the volunteer awards and recognition dinner with guest speaker Kristen Kelliher, and the AMC expo.

Tickets to the full event are $50, which includes any combination of meetings and workshops, along with the dinner and guest speaker presentation. The children’s package for the full event, including the dinner, is $15. Tickets for day activities only, including meetings and workshops, are $15.

Registration is now open online at www.outdoors.org/annualsummit.
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