photo credit: Kristin DeBoer

Outings and Events

Kestrel holds monthly outings to help you explore the Valley. These are open to the public: Just sign up so we know you’re coming! (Free or pay what you wish to help support our programs.) We also hold workshops for landowners and other events as well.

Please Note: RSVPs for weekend outings MUST be received before 5 pm on the Friday prior to the outing. Thank you!


Holiday Open House

Join us to celebrate the season and all that we have accomplished together this year! As the winter solstice approaches, we invite you to come enjoy food, drink, and good company! Please join us on December 9, from 5 - 8 pm, at the Kestrel Land Trust office to celebrate our progress and connect with friends new and old. Stay for a few minutes, or a few hours!

Get more details and RSVP (appreciated, but not required) here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Winter Solstice: A Little Night Walk

Join us to celebrate the Winter Solstice and reconnect your spirit with nature, on Tuesday, December 20 at 7 pm. Venture outdoors after dark for a quiet walk on the accessible Fort River Trail at the Conte Refuge in Hadley. Enjoy the meditative sounds of the Japanese bamboo flute, hot beverages, and starlight. Led by Kestrel Board Chair, Robert Jonas, and co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. RSVP by email to

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