WELCOME! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
Cornell Cooperative Extension Statewide Mission
CLEAN SWEEP-Chemical Disposal Day
October 20, 10am-Noon-Businesses;
October 21, 8am-Noon, Households Only
For more information or to register: cleansweepdelaware.eventbrite.com
or call 607-865-6474.
Registration opens October 1-15.
GET TO KNOW YOUR FOREST
Saturday, October 7, 10:00am-Noon
4-H Camp Shankiunk, Delhi
Catskill Forest Association’s Executive Director, Ryan Trapani, will discuss the overall condition of the Catskills forests and some things you can do to improve forest health in your neck of the woods. Afterwards there will be a drone demonstration and a woodswalk at the Lennox Forest.
Class size is limited to 30 participants. So reserve your spot by calling Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531 or email: [email protected]
The time for greatest concern is late spring and early summer when ticks are in their nymph stage. So if you’re out enjoying nature, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself.
- Avoid walking through high grass and bushy areas. If you’re hiking, stay on trails.
- Use insect repellent labeled for ticks (not appropriate for infants; follow instructions for use on children).
- Wear light-colored clothing, and – to minimize skin exposure – long pants (with pants tucked into your socks) and long-sleeved shirts.
- After outdoor activity, check yourself for ticks, paying close attention to the back of the knees, behind the ears, scalp, arm pits, and back. Check children and pets, too.
For more information contact CCE at (607) 865-6531.
CLEAN ENERGY COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
Want to get your community started with clean energy strategies, and be eligible for up to $250,000 in grant funding to implement a greenhouse gas emission reduction project? Check out the Clean Energy Communities Program through CCE Delaware and NYSERDA.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.