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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

DEC Announces Proposed Fishing Regulation Changes

nys dec logoProposed changes to the current freshwater fishing regulations were announced today by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). According to a press release, “based on the status of existing fish populations and discussions with anglers, fisheries biologists, and fisheries managers over the past year, DEC had identified potential changes to fishing regulations and is seeking additional angler feedback.”

Some highlights for trout anglers include: increasing year-round trout fishing opportunities at specifically chosen streams, adjusting daily creel limits and minimum size limits, and establishing catch and release fishing at a few additional streams.



Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week Begins

invasive_curveGroups across the Adirondack region are sponsoring fun and educational activities this week through Saturday for the 8th annual Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week. The week provides an opportunity for communities to highlight the threats of invasive plants and animals and for residents and visitors to learn ways to prevent and manage invasive species spread.

This year’s line-up of public events includes an array of interactive activities including an invasive plant paddle on Upper Saranac Lake; a forest pest identification workshop in Bolton Landing; a terrestrial invasive plant management training for landowners in Wanakena; a garlic mustard control event in Old Forge; a Floating Classroom opportunity on Lake George; interpretive displays at the Paul Smiths VIC » Continue Reading.



Friday, July 5, 2013

This Week’s Adirondack Web Highlights


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Friday, July 5, 2013

Adirondack Events This Weekend (July 5)

Visit the Adirondack Almanack each Friday to find out what’s happening around the Adirondacks.

Featured Adirondack Events – chosen by Adirondack Almanack contributors.

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks – for those headed into the woods or onto the waters this weekend.

We’ve also gathered the best links to regional events calendars all in one place:



Friday, July 5, 2013

This Week’s Top Adirondack News Stories


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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (July 4)

This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round.

Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast

Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WNBZ (AM 920 & 1240, FM 105 & 102.1), WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND



Thursday, July 4, 2013

Swimming: Beware Of Fast Currents This Weekend

Swimming Dangerous CurrentThis Fourth of July weekend use extreme caution at local swimming holes, and near raging rivers and streams. Fast moving rivers and streams can pose great dangers. Do not underestimate the force of moving water and strong currents. The high, fast water the Adirondacks is experiencing due to recent heavy rains was the cause of two deaths this week in treacherous currents.

A Whitehall man was swept under while swimming with family in the Mettawee River in Granville on Saturday. Also, a Franklin County man, a father of three, went over Rockwell Falls in Lake Luzerne on an inflatable raft on Sunday.

Adirondack history includes additional examples of people who have ventured into fast-moving » Continue Reading.



Thursday, July 4, 2013

Warren County Oral History Project Planned

Warren-County-Asher-and-Adams-Atlas-1871The Warren County Historical Society will be conducting oral history interviews during the Rural Heritage Festival and Youth Fair at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Warrensburg, NY on August 10th.

The Warren County Historical Society is searching for individuals who would like to participate and are specifically interest in talking with individuals who have some knowledge in three specific areas:



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Shirt Factory Gallery Hosts Guild of Adirondack Artists

Francis_D_ Now BoardingThe Shirt Factory Gallery in Glens Falls is hosting  a month-long exhibit by the members of the Guild of Adirondack Artists.  Formed in 1973, the Guild of Adirondack Artists intended to bring together working artists from Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties to facilitate a sense of collegiality and promote a high standard of artistic achievement through exhibits and educational experiences.

All of the group’s members are professional artists and/or teaching artists. They often exhibit as a group and individual members exhibit both regionally and nationally. Paintings, drawings and sculptures in a variety of mediums and styles will be represented in this show.



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New Leadership At North Country SPCA

J Hartley Press ReleaseThe Board of Directors of the North Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NCSPCA), an Essex County no-kill shelter providing refuge to more than 400 dogs and cats each year, have announced the selection of Jessica Hartley as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Hartley took over full-time at the new Frances Miller Adoption Center in Elizabethtown on July 1. She is expected to focus on finding new ways to fully develop the potential of the facility and has plans to expand programming, outreach and collaborative efforts with other animal welfare organizations.

The public is invited to the Adoption Center and meet Hartley during regular open hours or during the NCSPCA’s Grand » Continue Reading.



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Nominees Sought For Historic Preservation Awards

AARCH color logo IIAdirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) seeks nominations for its 2013 Historic Preservation awards. The organization looks to recognize sensitive restoration and rehabilitative efforts consistent with its mission of longterm stewardship. Projects, large and small, completed in the Adirondack region during the past two years are eligible for consideration.

AARCH is a nonprofit historic preservation organization that was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Adirondacks’ unique and diverse architectural heritage. This year’s award ceremony will be held September 30, 2013, at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat, at Lake Clear, New York.



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Dewey Mountain Celebrates New Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain Bike trail openingDewey Mountain Recreation Center inaugurated 5.5 miles of new mountain biking trails with a ribbon cutting Sunday in Saranac Lake.

Volunteers from Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA) built the trails over the course of the past four years. There are options for beginners as well as experts, made clear by a new trail map and signage installed by BETA and North Country Healthy Heart Network. The trails are free and open to the public. Hikers and runners are also welcome to use the Dewey network of ski, snowshoe and bike trails during non-snow months.

Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is a four-season mountain-sports venue founded by the town of Harrietstown in 1980. The entrance is » Continue Reading.



Friday, June 28, 2013

This Week’s Adirondack Web Highlights


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Friday, June 28, 2013

Adirondack Events This Weekend (June 28)

Visit the Adirondack Almanack each Friday to find out what’s happening around the Adirondacks.

Featured Adirondack Events – chosen by Adirondack Almanack contributors.

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks – for those headed into the woods or onto the waters this weekend.

We’ve also gathered the best links to regional events calendars all in one place:



Friday, June 28, 2013

BuzzzFest Returns To Adirondack Wild Center

Flight of the Butterflies - Monarch Gathering - SK FilmsThe Wild Center will celebrate creepy crawlies at BuzzzFest on Saturday, July 6th.  BuzzzFest honors creatures from dragonflies to honey bees and all the buzzing, chirping and crawling things in between. This year there will be a special focus on monarch butterflies with the Adirondack premiere of the film Flight of the Butterflies.

The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature.  Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth to a place it has never been.  The film follows the monarchs’ perilous journey to join hundreds of millions of butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico through cinematography by an » Continue Reading.



Friday, June 28, 2013

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lawsuit Seeks Protection for Bicknell’s Thrush

Bicknell's Thrush, Catharus bicknelli, by T. B. RyderThe Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect Bicknell’s thrush as an endangered species.

The thrush breeds only high in the mountains of the Northeast and eastern Canada, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York; scientists have predicted that 98 percent or more of the songbird’s U.S. habitat could be lost due to climate change. The Center petitioned for protection for the imperiled songbird in 2010, but the agency has failed to make a final decision on the petition.



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (June 27)

This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round.

Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast

Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WNBZ (AM 920 & 1240, FM 105 & 102.1), WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Free Fishing Days This Weekend

ifishnysquareNew York residents and visitors may fish for free without a fishing license in any of the state*s 7,500 lakes and ponds or 50,000 miles of rivers and streams during the weekend of June 29-30. The Free Fishing Days program began in 1991. Anglers are reminded that although a fishing license is not required during the free fishing day weekend, all other fishing regulations remain in effect.

New York’s sport fishing industry is estimated by state officials to generate $1.8 billion in economic activity annually, and support about 17,000 jobs.


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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fort Ticonderoga Offers A New Guided Waterway Tour

1775 lake champlain battoeNow you can see Fort Ticonderoga the way two generations of soldiers saw the great lakeside citadel in the 18th century during Fort Ticonderoga’s new sunset tour, The Place Between Great Waters.  The ninety minute tour takes place on scenic Lake Champlain located just below the Fort’s imposing walls.  Costumed historic interpreters will lead the tour in an 18th-century battoe while guests paddle along side in their canoes and kayaks (Fort Ticonderoga canoes will be available for rent the evening of the program).

“Our story is in our landscape,” says Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga’s President and CEO. “The unique combination of lakes, hills, mountains, and streams that surround Fort Ticonderoga made it a » Continue Reading.



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