Walk with Kingston Land Trust: Wilbur Uplands
Time & Location
About the Event
Ethnoecology walk in the Wilbur Uplands
Saturday, May 8th, 11AM-12:30pm. Rain date May 15th
Meeting location: Wilbur Community Garden
Kingston Land Trust staff will be on site to direct parking on Rodney St.
Cost: free with suggested donation of $10-25.
Description: Before the area of the Rondout and Twaalfskill uplands and historic hamlet of Wilbur (now part of Kingston) were colonized by Europeans, they were inhabited by Munsee-speaking people who had called the Rondout Valley their home for generations. In springtime -- the season of rebirth -- they caught abundant spawning fish in nearby creeks, readied the earth to plant corn, and harvested green plant medicines. Centuries have now passed, and although the land has undergone extreme changes due to mining, it has renaturalized in recent years. Join us for a guided walk with local ethnoecologist Justin Wexler of Wild Hudson Valley and learn about the springtime environment through the lens of pre-colonial relationships with the land.
Suggestions for attendees:
- Participants should be comfortable walking on a rudimentary trail that is somewhat steep in places.
- Participants should wear sturdy shoes and long pants
- Participants should wear a mask and not attend if they are feeling ill or have been exposed to someone with COVID