Cortland Rural Cemetery

Located on 44 acres in Cortland, NY sits the 162-year-old Cortland Rural Cemetery.  The cemetery was established in 1853 and is home to over 19,000 graves.  There are also multiple historic building on the grounds.

In the summer of 2015, the cemetery opened a “cemetrail” that features 20 interpretive signs throughout the grounds as well as tree markers.  The self-guided tour provides educational insights on some of the cemetery’s noteworthy burials, history and operations.  The signs were developed in cooperation with the students and faculty from SUNY Cortland.

Carson Water Subconservancy District

Invasive Species are plant and animal species that are not native to a particular area. Typically, invasive species have a negative impact on that area’s environment, health, and/or economy. They pose very real threats.  Unfortunately, it is no different for the Carson River Watershed. The Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) works to help coordinate identification and treatment of invasive species on a watershed-wide basis.  The CWSD is an agency made up of portions from six counties – one in California and five in Nevada. Their goal is to establish a balance between the needs of the communities within the Carson River Watershed and the function of the river system.

Taltree Arboretum and Gardens Offers Something for Everyone

Located near Valparaiso, Indiana, sits Taltree Arboretum and Gardens. Recently voted 2014 Best of the Region by The Times of Northwest Indiana, Taltree is a dog friendly preserve of woodlands, wetlands, prairies and formal gardens. It also offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits though out the year. From its unique Railway Garden, to the Children’s Adventure Garden, Taltree has something for every age.