Community Partners

Thank you to our sponsors and community partners who are helping to make this festival amazing!

Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Lupine Fest Sponsor
In March 2016, the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area officially designated the Albany Pine Bush as a Heritage Site. The Albany Pine Bush was selected because of its unique combination of outstanding ecological (pitch pine – scrub oak barrens) features and its rich human history which starts with Native Americans who settled in this area almost 10,000 years ago. The Mohawks and Mohicans sold the furs they harvested from the Pine Bush to Europeans at Fort Orange, present day Albany. Both settlers and Native Americans used the “Mohawk Path” later named the Kings Highway, as a travel corridor through the Pine Bush. For centuries the Albany Pine Bush has provided resources of many different kinds for people. It provided land for farms, sand for glass manufacturing, trees for lumber and posts and was a place for hunting and food gathering.

Friends of the Pine Bush Community

Lupine Fest Sponsor
Become part of a Capital Region community of Friends that protects the unique habitat of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve!

Guilderland Library

The Library’s building at 2228 Western Avenue provides a dynamic focus for the town. The modern facilities are a meeting place for many residents who enjoy reading a bestseller, doing research or checking out a magazine.

Capital Region PRISM

The Capital Region Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), is hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County a not for profit semi-quasi government agency.

Albany County Health Department

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

"To conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being."

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy (MHLC) owns and stewards 20 nature preserves that are open to the public in Albany, Schenectady, and Montgomery counties.


Farnsworth Middle School Butterfly Station

A train once stopped in the middle of the Pine Bush. People from around the world would come to this spot to walk through the Pine Bush and look at the many wonderful butterflies. The stop came to be known as “Butterfly Station.”

US Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office works within the State of New York to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Save the Pine Bush

Without Save the Pine Bush, there would be no Pine Bush today.

Rapp Road Historical Association

The Rapp Road Historical Association (RRHA) was created with a broad mission toward promoting the history of the Rapp Road Historic District (RRHD) and preserving the historic homes within the historic district.