Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happy Earth Day!  What will you do to celebrate?  Hope our ideas will not only be helpful for today, but that you will always keep them in mind to enjoy and support.  It is because of places like this that make us Lucky To Live Here!

While you're out enjoying our Earth, be sure to take pictures and leave only footprints behind. Stop by our office at 129 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor to get a free Lucky to Live Here Realty recyclable shopping bag. Follow us on Instagram @LuckyToLiveHere and hashtag #LTLHEarthDay.

1. Join Lucky to Live Here Realty at the Run for Caumsett 5K Run/Walk, sign up now for June 10th. The path of the race will begin by the junction by the stables and head east, taking runners through the historic and beautiful grounds of Caumsett. Refreshments will be provided to participants in the Walled Garden following the race. Each runner will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Up your social good quotient and become a sponsor/donor for this great event. 

2.  Sign up for NYS or Caumsett Foundation sponsored or hike or a walk at the Caumsett State Park. You can even sign up for a tour of the beautiful CSH Laboratory Campus 

photos of Caumsett courtesy of Lucky to Live Here Realty

3.  Learn about cleaning up your community and the environment! Family Earth Day Expo in Huntington's Heckscher Park on 4/21 from 9AM to 1:00PM and Family Earth Day Expo at Asharoken Beach on 4/22 10-12 & 1-3 will be a fun learning experience about going Green. Learn about e-cycling, a green showcase, plastic bag recycling and a touch a truck event. Huntington is also sponsoring beach cleanups and flower plantings in May and June.
* Sat May 5th is also "I Love My Park Day." There are 20 state parks on Long Island which will be participating including Caumsett State Park. Volunteers across the state join together to clean up park lands and beaches, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitats, remove invasive species and more. Register to keep our parks beautiful! 

4.  Discover more about the Nature Conservancy nationally and enjoy their Uplands Farm Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor by taking a level walk on their 2.4 mile trail.

photo courtesy of CSH Fish Hatchery- Summer programs

5.  Learn about fresh water ecosystems at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium then take a hike in the adjacent St. Johns Pond Preserve trail to explore some of Long Island's oldest forests. Sign up for Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery summer programs. 

6.  Learn and help wild birds and animals on Long Island. Check out the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audobon Center in Oyster Bay ~ oldest songbird sanctuary in the U.S!  Sign your kids up for their Summer Sanctuary Adventures.  Learn more about Volunteers for Wildlife located in Locust Valley and sponsor an animal.

photo courtesy of the North Shore Land Alliance

7.  Be informed and support local land conservation efforts of the North Shore Land Alliance including DeForest Williams and the Shore Road Restoration Project , both in Cold Spring Harbor. Sign up for their Walks In The Woods: Plant and Wildlife Exploration at Makamah Nature Preserve to learn about the flora and fauna in Fort Salonga. 

8.  Discover the many Long Island Greenbelt Trails. Register for various hikes throughout the year including the upcoming Trail View to Cold Spring Harbor and Back on May 6th.

9.  Understand, appreciate and enjoy our local marine environment at The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay.

10.  Like our luckytolivehere facebook page and share this post with your friends ~ because we're not just passionate about selling houses, we're passionate about helping people discover what makes living here so special.

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