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Kara Whelan

Community Advisor

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. Wolf Conservation Center Teaches Kids About Wolves

    Wolf Conservation Center Teaches Kids About Wolves

    SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Kids love animals of all kinds, but sometimes they don't understand that some can be dangerous. Wolves can be one of those animals. To help them learn about wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center will offer an introduction to wolves on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the center in South Salem.Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves ...

  2. Take Walk With Wolves At South Salem Conservation Center

    Take Walk With Wolves At South Salem Conservation Center

    SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The Family Winter Howl, an opportunity to visit wolves during their favorite hour, dusk, is set for Friday, Feb. 19 at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y.Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a magical time for packs in North America. This time of year, wolf families are out searching for prey as their ...

  3. Adult Coloring Tops Lewisboro Library Events

    Adult Coloring Tops Lewisboro Library Events

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Lewisboro Library will hold various events throughout the month.The library's Adult Coloring Program takes place Tuesday at 2 p.m. The program meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Tips and tricks for iPads and iPhones will be taught Friday at 11 a.m. Participants must know their Apple ID and password.Laywer Martin Michael will present "Estate Planning: ...

  4. Making Valentine Book Wreaths Tops Lewisboro Library Events

    Making Valentine Book Wreaths Tops Lewisboro Library Events

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Lewisboro Library will hold programs for wreath building, adult coloring and more throughout February. Adult patrons can make valentine book wreaths out of recycled book pages and a Styrofoam ring on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Materials will be supplied.Bluebird House Building takes place Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. The program is open to adults but can be a family project for a ...

  5. Lewisboro Library To Give Talk On 'Building A Life, Building A Community'

    Lewisboro Library To Give Talk On 'Building A Life, Building A Community'

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Lewisboro resident Adam Rose will speak in a presentation called "Building A Life, Building A Community" at the Lewisboro Library.The presentation will be Sunday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m.Rose is a real estate developer and philanthropist and serves as co-president of Rose Associates, a 90-year-old family business with headquarters in New York City. He and his ...

  6. Lewisboro Library Screens Documentary 'Within Reach'

    Lewisboro Library Screens Documentary 'Within Reach'

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- To kick off its new “Movies for Discussion” series, the Lewisboro Library will host a screening of the documentary “Within Reach” on Friday, Jan. 22.The Lewisboro Sustainability Committee is sponsoring the film, which is about one couple’s bike tour of the U.S. in search of a sustainable community. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person at the door, to fund ...

  7. Winter Nature Walk Tops Greenburgh Nature Center Events On MLK Day

    Winter Nature Walk Tops Greenburgh Nature Center Events On MLK Day

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Nature Center is hosting a winter walk on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.The easy stroll along forest trails starts at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18.There will also be a meet-the-animals event at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 where kids and adults can get up close and personal with some of the center’s residents – including birds of prey.The fee for each event is $5 ...

  8. Croton's Black Cow Coffee Co. Screens 'The Marion Lake Story'

    Croton's Black Cow Coffee Co. Screens 'The Marion Lake Story'

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Black Cow Coffee Co. in Croton-on-Hudson will screen "The Marion Lake Story" on Thursday, Jan. 14. The film follows how a community on Long Island's east end joined together to clear their lake of phragmite reed, a highly invasive species. The community educated themselves, raised money and hired biologist Steve Marino for the eradication. A ...

  9. Leatherman's Loop Begins Registration

    Leatherman's Loop Begins Registration

    CROSS RIVER, N.Y. -- Now is the time to register for the 30th annual Running of the Leathermen's Loop that takes place on Sunday, April 24 at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River.Registration, run lottery-style, begins at 12 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8 and runs through midnight Monday, Jan. 11. To register, click here, and then click on the 2007-shirt with a circle and black and ...

  10. Westchester Land Trust Names New Members To Board Of Directors, Staff

    Westchester Land Trust Names New Members To Board Of Directors, Staff

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Lori Ensinger, President of the Westchester Land Trust, recently announced two additions to the 21-member Board of Directors of the land conservation organization. “We are honored that Yorktown resident, Francis Goldwyn, and Irvington resident, Catherine Knickerbocker Diao will lend their talent and experience to our Board of Directors and we welcome them to the team,” ...

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