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Opening Ceremony at the Ramapo Saltbox Environmental Research Center (ERC)

Come meet the Suburban Foragers, Paul Tappenden and Sachiko Goodyear, along with the Tribe of the Ramapo Indians, at the opening ceremony of the Saltbox. We will be serving foraged food. BOCES of Rockland County, Ramapo College, and Environmental Educator Chuck Stead (Cornell Cooperative Extension), have restored a 19th century Saltbox house located in Torne Valley of Hillburn, NY.  The Saltbox will be the home of the Ramapo Saltbox Environmental Research Center (ERC), a field research center designed  to examine the long-range impact of paint sludge contamination, the result of Ford Motor Company's dumping during the 1960’s and 70’s.

It is located on Torn Valley Rd, just past the St Lawrence Community Center.  The building is so new it has no address yet.

Note: The food being served was not harvested at the Saltbox site as it is an area heavily contaminated as a result of dumping by the Ford Motor Company.

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  • Sachiko G.

    It was nice to meet everyone who came out in the cold dreary wet weather in support of environmental stewardship.

    October 11, 2012

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