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Kara Whelan

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Kara H. Whelan, a Chappaqua native, resides in South Salem with her family. Her children are active in local sports and arts programs and Kara serves as a volunteer with the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. She is the Vice President at Westchester Land Trust, a conservation organization that has protected close to 8,000 acres of woodlands, farmlands, meadows, and shorelines in Westchester and eastern Putnam. Kara serves as co-coordinator of the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership (H2H RCP) which unites more than 36 local and regional conservation organizations in cross-boundary land protection and stewardship. Kara enjoys learning about Lewisboro's rich natural and cultural history by exploring new running routes along South Salem's scenic roads.

Kara Whelan's Contributions

  1. 'American Pickers' Searches Hudson Valley For Great Finds

    'American Pickers' Searches Hudson Valley For Great Finds

    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team from "American Pickers" are headed for the Hudson Valley and are looking for tips about where they might locate the best old finds.A documentary series that explores the world of antique "picking" on the History Channel, the series follows Wolfe and Fritz as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques -- ...

  2. Northern Westchester Hospital Forms Partnership With Westchester Land Trust

    Northern Westchester Hospital Forms Partnership With Westchester Land Trust

    Northern Westchester Hospital and the Westchester Land Trust recently formed a partnership to promote the beneficial connection between human wellness and access to nature.On Sunday, April 10, more than 30 people participated in a free Family Wellness Hike co- hosted by NWH and WLT. During the two hour hike at the Westchester Wilderness Walk / Zofnass Family Preserve in Pound Ridge, ...

  3. Westchester, Putnam Nonprofits Participating In 'Give Local' Drive

    Westchester, Putnam Nonprofits Participating In 'Give Local' Drive

    A 24-hour, online fundraiser takes place May 3-4 to benefit nonprofits in Putnam and Westchester counties.Give Local Westchester & Putnam is a 24-hour online giving event designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day.Westchester Land Trust is one of four Westchester Environmental Nonprofits that will be featured during the charity event. This ...

  4. Drones, Robotics Highlight Hommocks Middle School STEM Fest

    Drones, Robotics Highlight Hommocks Middle School STEM Fest

    LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- From drone demos, to do-it-yourself rockets, the Hommocks Middle School annual STEM-tastic festival Saturday, May 14 will be a learning adventure.The daylong extravaganza offers hands-on learning in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and art.Among activities there will be robotics, junk car construction, and tech art. New this year, ...

  5. Environmental Lecture At Chappaqua Library Features Edwina Von Gal

    Environmental Lecture At Chappaqua Library Features Edwina Von Gal

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Chappaqua Library will host the lecture, "Turning PRFCT: The Evolution and Adventures of a Rational Naturalist," featuring landscape designer-turned-environmentalist Edwina von Gal on Wednesday, April 27. During the lecture, which is part of The Rocky Hills Environmental Lecture Series, guests will hear how Gal's passion for biodiversity led to the ...

  6. Westchester Land Trust Seeking Volunteers In Bedford

    Westchester Land Trust Seeking Volunteers In Bedford

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Westchester Land Trust (WLT) is recruiting new volunteers to help with the tasks that accompany the organization’s land preservation, agriculture, and stewardship work. On Tuesday, April 12 at 10 a.m., WLT’s staff will host an open house for both new and current volunteers at its Bedford Hills headquarters. “Small acts of service have a lasting impact on the natural ...

  7. 'Walking Meditation For Health And Healing' Taking Place In Lewisboro

    'Walking Meditation For Health And Healing' Taking Place In Lewisboro

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- Westchester Land Trust in Bedford Hills and Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco are partnering on two new programs designed to explore and promote nature."Developing a more intentional and intimate relationship with our environment yields countless benefits, and land conservation is an important tool in keeping us healthy and supporting our own ...

  8. Pleasantville Discussion Centers On Westchester County Airport

    Pleasantville Discussion Centers On Westchester County Airport

    PLEASANTVILLE N.Y. -- Is the Westchester County Airport expansion taking off or grounded?Join Conservation Café Friday, March 18 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a discussion on the changes proposed to the Westchester County Airport passenger limitations by County officials at Pace University, Pleasantville campus.The airport was built in the 1940s close to Kensico Reservoir as a small ...

  9. Frederick P. Rose Preserve In Lewisboro Seeking Volunteers For Pruning

    Frederick P. Rose Preserve In Lewisboro Seeking Volunteers For Pruning

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Stewardship help is wanted for pruning at the Blueberry Orchard Revitalization Project at the Frederick P. Rose Preserve in Lewisboro.The pruning will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring pruning saws or loppers if they are available.Frederick P. Rose Preserve is at Route 121, Lewisboro. The Preserve ...

  10. Pound Ridge Land Conservancy Schedules Work Session For Volunteers

    Pound Ridge Land Conservancy Schedules Work Session For Volunteers

    POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- The Pound Ridge Land Conservancy offers an array of opportunities for conservationists.Learn about internships, volunteer opportunities, and citizen science projects at a volunteer work session Saturday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Armstrong Education Center.The guest speaker will be John Cronin, Senior Fellow in Environmental Affairs at the Pace Academy for Applied ...

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