Oakley State Forest Ramble


Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 10:00am




Oakley State Forest please read meeting location below:


Ken Hull, nature photographer


Saturday, June 18, 10 AM to 2:30 PM. 


With two large ponds and lots of forest to explore,  this should be a fun outing!

Directions: Parking is limited at the site. We will meet at the Walgreen’s parking lot in Newark Valley at 9:30 am and carpool to the site.
Bring hand lens, field guides, binoculars, sneakers, boots, insect spray, sunscreen (or raincoat) snack, water. Trails might be long but are relatively easy. 


Required COVID-related safety protocols

    - If you are feeling ill, or have a fever, or have recently tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend the walk!  (And if possible, give the leader/organizer some advance notice that you'll not be attending in case there is a wait list.)

     - If any items have been handled by multiple members of the group, hand washing or sanitizing during or soon after the walk is strongly encouraged.

   - The group may consist of both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals.  Leaders will not attempt to determine vaccination status (nor entertain anyone's claims about their own status), so safety protocols most appropriate for unvaccinated people (as stated above) must be adhered to by all participants.

   Risk management agreement and release.  

By requesting registration for this Finger Lakes Native Plant Society (FLNPS) event, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

    All activities such as those offered by FLNPS involve some degree of physical risk to participants, despite the reasonable and prudent efforts of FLNPS organizers to reduce risks.  Such risks, especially of illness, may be greater during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite appropriate COVID-related safety protocols implemented by FLNPS organizers.  To participate in this event, you agree to adhere to all COVID-related protocols stated above.  Furthermore, you agree to assess and manage, to the best of your ability, all risks of injury, illness, and other harm to which you and any others on whose behalf you are registering are exposed.  In the unlikely event that you or any others in your party sustain injury, illness, or other harm during or as a result of this FLNPS activity, you agree to hold FLNPS and its organizers harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law.