Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Adirondack Nature Conservancy Annual Meeting Saturday

Nature Conservancy LogoThe Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Adirondack Land Trust will be holding their annual meeting on Saturday, August 9, at View in Old Forge, New York. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Regional Inlet Invasive Plant Program will be recognized for its local efforts to protect Adirondack lands and waters from Japanese knotweed, an invasive plant that chokes rivers and streams, harms native plant and wildlife habitat, impairs recreational access, and damages infrastructure.

Speakers will include Executive Director Mike Carr, who will provide a conservation update on projects ranging from fish-friendly culvert upgrades to the Heart of the Adirondacks project, which is making available to the public places like OK Slip Falls for the first time in more than 100 years. The keynote speaker will be Mark Burget, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Conservancy’s North America Conservation Region, who will talk about why nature really matters.

All attendees will be automatically entered in a raffle for a chance to win a custom-built lightweight Hornbeck solo canoe. A reception follows in the gallery of the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.

Participants are asked to register in advance and encouraged to arrive at 2:30. To register, contact Erin Walkow at (518) 576 – 2082 x133 or [email protected]

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