What's Happening

Tuesday, May 14

Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy, Amherst


6:15: May’s workshop brings us Jessica Hilbert, who has a PhD. in Meteorology and will be talking about practical weather forecasting, including long-term (48-72 hours) forecasting for activity planning along with some simple realtime forecasting that an individual might do on the trail or in the backcountry. — Jonathan Coupal


7:30: Join us for our last regular monthly meeting before we break for the summer as we

welcome Dr. Brenda Young’s presentation, Making a Difference with Citizen Science.

Scientists need more eyes and ears. As outdoor enthusiasts, we can contribute to

ongoing data sets through observations and photos while we enjoy the natural world.

Projects range from one-time observations to continued monitoring in your own

backyard with instructions provided. There is something for all interests from amateur

astronomy, birdwatching, water testing and more. We will discuss the range of projects

available from non-profit and government partners and how data contributed by citizens

has made a difference in our understanding of many topics.


Dr. Brenda Young, LEED AP BD&C, is a Professor of Ecology and chair of the Global &

Local Sustainability Department at Daemen University where she teaches courses in

conservation biology, animal behavior, sustainable agriculture issues and alternative

energy issues. Brenda compiles the monthly Enviro-News which highlights local

environmental events and has served on the board of several local organizations

including the WNY Environmental Alliance currently. She and her husband are

preserving managers for Buffalo Audubon’s Allenberg bog in Cattaraugus County.

Brenda is an amateur beekeeper and co-owns a farm business in Niagara County with

her husband.


Brenda is the recipient of the 2023 ADK-NFC Conservationist of the Year.

Our 46er Flag

Carry on our Chapter tradition of carrying our ADK-NFC 46er Flag to the top of your 46th peak. Contact Lynn Kenney (825-7329) to pick up the 46er Flag so it can be a part of your celebratory photo when you complete your final peak to become an Adirondack 46er.

Meeting Cancellation Policy

The Executive Committee approved a new policy coordinate the decision to cancel the Monthly General Meetings with the Amherst Central School Closings. Since the Amherst Community Church property abuts Amherst High School, the winter weather conditions that warrant school closings will also dictate our General Meetings. When Amherst Schools or After School Activities are cancelled on the day of our ADK meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, then our monthly general meeting will be cancelled. Cancellation news will be reinforced with emails and Facebook postings.