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Friends of Sterling Forest Earth Day Clean-up

Earth Day Clean-up, sponsored by the Friends of Sterling Forest
Commuter Parking Lot, Route 17 & 17A – Saturday, April 21, 2018, beginning at 8:00am

Help keep our park clean! Meet Dennis Trotter and members of the Friends of Sterling Forest at the Commuter Parking Lot located at the intersection of Rt. 17 and 17A and help remove the litter. Please bring work gloves. Trash bags will be provided. All participants will be awarded a Friends of Sterling Forest patch!

Please forward this message to all green minded friends!


NTRA Executive Committee.


Northern Tuxedo Residents’ Association
PO Box 484
Tuxedo NY 10987

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Earth Day Clean-Up

Earth DayJust wanted to share the details with all of you about the scheduled Earth Day Clean-up on Saturday, April 23, 2016, beginning at 10:00am.

You are invited to join members of the Friends of Sterling Forest and help remove the litter at the lower commuter’s parking lot (SSI lot) located at the intersection of Rt. 17 and 17A. All participants will be awarded a Friends of Sterling Forest patch.

THE NTRA will provide Gloves, Trash Bags and Safety Vests to volunteers from our neighborhoods. In addition to helping the FSF, If time & energy allow, we will also focus on other areas (i.e. lower 17A, Bramertown & Benjamin Meadow Roads).

Please share this information with all of your neighbors. For further information please email

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May 2015 Events & Friends of Sterling Forest Events

Here are some local events happening in May.

Base Camp Tuxedo’s Speakers and Suds Series #1
Saturday, May 9, 6:45-9:00pm
Tuxedo Park Metro-North Railroad Station in Tuxedo Park, New York

Join NYNJTC’s Sona Mason for a presentation: Wild Trails: Harriman & Sterling Forest

Craft beer, wine and more will be served.


Friends of Sterling Forest – May 2015 Events
Our events are open to the public and free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted to assist us in fulfilling our mission. All events will take place at the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.

Meet ‘n’ Greet
Sunday, May 3 – 12:00pm
Come to the F.S.F. monthly meeting and make some new friends. Find out what you can do to help protect and preserve your Park. Feel free to bring your lunch! We’ll provide coffee/tea and cookies.

Lecture: Living with Black Bears
Sunday, May 3 – 1:00pm
Black Bears live here! This is their domain and we are the visitors. How do we co-exist? How do we avoid a confrontation? Join Doc Bayne, retired Park educator and president of Friends, for a fascinating look at these magnificent animals.

Hike: Sterling Lake Loop
Sunday, May 10 – 1:00pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a leisurely 4 mile hike around picturesque Sterling Lake! Our guides for the afternoon, F.S.F. members Renate Jaerschky and Susan Serico, plan on stopping at the “beach” for a short break, so be sure to bring a snack and water.

Hike: Identifying Trees in Sterling Forest
Sunday, May 17 – 1:00pm
Learn to identify the trees growing in Sterling Forest! Christina Fehre, Director of Trails and Outdoor Programs for the New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, will lead a moderate 3-4 mile hike thorough the Park identifying and discussing the trees we see along the way.

Hike: Lakeville Iron Trail
Sunday, May 31 – 1:00pm
Step back in time to when iron mining was “King!” Join Doc Bayne, retired Park educator and president of Friends, for an easy to moderate, 2-3 hour hike exploring the 150 plus years of iron mining here at Sterling Forest.

The trails can be steep and rocky, so please wear sturdy hiking shoes. Hunting is allowed in portions of Sterling Forest State Park. We suggest wearing hunter orange or bright colors during the hunting season. Registration is required for all programs. For more information or to register, call 845-351-5907.

About Friends of Sterling Forest
THE FRIENDS OF STERLING FOREST (F.S.F.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to protect and preserve the great legacy of natural resources and historical treasures within Sterling Forest State Park. For more information, contact Friends of Sterling Forest at

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