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Monday, May 30, 2016

Lake George Conservancy Focuses On Indian Brook

Indian Brook courtesy The FUND for Lake George.The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has acquired one parcel and expects to close on another within the Indian Brook watershed in Bolton. The lands, totaling 245 acres, include wetlands, a large section of stream corridor, and scenic and recreational value.

The acquisitions are part of a larger effort to protect Indian Brook, which is a major tributary of Lake George. The protection of this important tributary provides a safeguard against excess storm water and stream bank erosion, further protecting the lake’s water quality. » Continue Reading.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Adirondack Authors Evening Planned In Old Forge

adk authors meetingView, the multi-arts center located in Old Forge, has announced the Adirondack Authors Evening on June 25th from 7-9:30 pm in View’s Gould Hall. This is a free event that is open to the public.

It will feature authors of the region and is open to any other writers who would like to participate in the open mic portion of the evening. Featured authors include Mary Sanders Shartle, Lorraine Duvall, David Crews, Jeanne Selander-Miller, Marilyn McCabe, Becky Harblin, and now Deborah Havas. David Hazard will be emceeing the evening, which will take place after the Branches, Brambles, and Roots opening of an exhibition celebrating trees from 5-7 pm. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Council Names Joe Martens Conservationist Of The Year

Joseph MartensFormer NYS Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens will be awarded Conservationist of the Year at the Forever Wild Day celebration hosted by the Adirondack Council on July 9.

The event will be held at the Inn at the Bridge in Northville. The Adirondack Council’s annual Forever Wild Day celebration will include a luncheon, annual meeting and outdoor activities.

Martens’s first work in the Adirondack Park came as assistant secretary and deputy secretary for energy and the environment under Gov. Mario Cuomo. He later served as chair of the board of the Olympic Regional Development Authority.

Currently, Martens is a Senior Fellow at the Open Space Institute, where he is working on national climate change policy and new strategies for promoting smart and effective land conservation in combating climate change. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Adirondack History Museum Season Kicks Off June 4th

The Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown celebrates the place of art in Adirondack life with its 2016 Season, “Art: Then & Now.”

Staff and volunteers spent the off season preparing to open the Rosenberg Gallery on the second floor of the museum, named in honor of James N. Rosenberg.

The project was the brain child of museum board member Steve Shepstone who together with his wife Melissa, and fellow board member Sharp Swan, designed the gallery and performed much of the labor. The museum plans to have at least two shows a year, highlighting a wide variety of art. » Continue Reading.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Help Sought In Locating Man Missing Since November

DEC LogoNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers are asking residents, seasonal residents and visitors in the town of Horicon, Warren County to be alert for any signs or clues of the whereabouts of a hunter from Troy, NY who went missing this past November.

Thomas Messick was last seen on Sunday, November 15, 2015 a short distance off Lily Pond Road near Brant Lake, NY. Despite a massive two-month-long search effort by Forest Rangers, Environmental Conservation Police, State Police and several other state and county agencies with hundreds of volunteers, no sign of Mr. Messick or any of his belongings have been located. » Continue Reading.


Friday, May 27, 2016

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Friday, May 27, 2016

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (May 26)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 5:17 am; sunset at 8:30 pm, providing 15 hours and 13 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise at 12:52 am Saturday and set at 11:40 am. On Saturday the Moon will will be waning gibbous, 59% illuminated.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lake Placid Land Conservancy Wins DEC Outreach Grant

A144-acre property in Jay with a view of the Sentinel Range being conserved with a conservation easement by the Lake Placid land Conservancy.The Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) has been awarded a $25,000 New York State Conservation Partnership Program  grant to expand its outreach efforts across the Lake Placid region, including the towns of North Elba, Keene, Jay, Wilmington, Saranac Lake and St. Armand.

Once developed, the program is expected to offer interested, qualified landowners in the region the opportunity to develop conservation management plans for their properties and implement any one of a number of citizen science tools on their properties to monitor wildlife, invasive species, plant and animal phenology or climate change. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Expanded Great Adirondack Garage Sale This Weekend

great adk garage saleMore than 200 miles of deals will be open for business Memorial Day weekend with the Great Adirondack Garage Sale.

The event includes more than 115 individual garage sales across 18 towns, villages and hamlets in five counties of the Adirondacks.

Items for sale range from vintage antiques and rustic furniture to jewelry and housewares, toys and clothing to restaurant equipment and sporting goods, and much more. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

More Trail Development Sought For Wilmington Wild Forest

view from cobble lookout by decThe Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comment for proposed amendments to the Wilmington Wild Forest Area Unit Management Plan (UMP) Amendment.

The Wilmington Wild Forest Area is located in the Towns of Wilmington, Jay, Keene, and Saint Armand in Essex County and the Town of Black Brook in Clinton County. The UMP covers about 17,000 acres across several detached Forest Preserve parcels. The core area is located on the east-facing slopes of Whiteface Mountain between the Whiteface Mountain Ski center and the Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway. The APA will accept public comment regarding Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for this amendment until June 10, 2016. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fourth Lake Great Camp Open House To Benefit View

albedorOn June 24th, from 5 to 7 pm, owners of The Adirondack Cheese Company,  are welcoming View arts center members and the public to a cocktail reception, open house, and wine tasting event at their great camp on Fourth Lake, the Albedor, to benefit the Old Forge-based View arts center.

Monk Rowe, Utica area jazz performer, will provide musical entertainment, and Bremer’s Wine & Liquor will be sponsoring the wine tasting. Food sponsors include The Woods Inn, Great Pines (formerly the North Woods Inn), the Big Moose Inn, and the Seventh Lake House. Besides food and spirits, guests will be welcome to tour the 17,000 square foot Albedor house and its grounds and boathouse. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Recent Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Incidents

DEC Forest RangerNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the Adirondack backcountry.

What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest Set For June 3-5

whiteface mtn BikefestThe annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest will be held on June 3-5, 2016 with a mix of competition and family fun.

The events begin Friday, when Montreal’s Krushers Stunt Team will preform in the free jump and trials exhibition at the Wilmington Bike Park. Other events Friday evening include Sam Perkins and Carsinn Wilson performing bike acrobatics. These will be followed by the annual welcome party featuring music, raffles, prizes and a Best Calves contest. » Continue Reading.


Friday, May 20, 2016

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