Tuesday, May 16, 2023

ADK Park: Environmental Conservation Police News

Routine Patrol Results in Multi-Agency Arrest – Washington County
On April 12, while patrolling a public parking area commonly used by anglers to access the Champlain Canal, ECO Thibodeau observed two individuals acting suspiciously in a vehicle. He began a preliminary investigation and then contacted the Washington County Sherriff’s Department for assistance.

Officers later arrested the subjects for outstanding warrants and searched the vehicle where they found drugs and drug paraphernalia.

A lock box inside the car also contained more controlled substances. Both subjects are facing drug possession charges and one of the individuals, wanted on a federal warrant, was turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after being processed on the state charges.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

APIPP Adds Tip Sheet to Its Free Outreach Materials

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program logo.

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) has added a new tip sheet to its library of free outreach materials just in time for the start of the summer construction season. “Best Management Practices for Moving Topsoil and Fill” was developed with highway department crews and construction contractors in mind, but it can be referenced by anyone doing a project that involves moving excavated materials.

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: First Adirondack Adventure by Heidi Roland

Hiker Heidi Roland and her husband on their first hike.

Our next OurStoryBridge, Inc. story share features avid hiker, Heidi Roland, from North Elba Narratives in Lake Placid, NY. In her story titled “First Adirondack Adventure,” she recounts her first hike with her boyfriend (now husband) in the Adirondack High Peaks in 1982, and she also illustrates how she became a 46er. To listen to First Adirondack Adventure in its entirety, please visit this link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/c3c58af5eb104c918e46aa6712147f51/

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Cascade Welcome Center launches outdoor gear consignment program

Cascade Welcome Center sign.

Lake Placid, NY — ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce a new outdoor gear consignment program at Cascade Welcome Center that will help reduce barriers to accessing the outdoors. For a commission, consignment programs facilitate the sale of used gear, freeing up space for sellers and allowing purchasers to find quality outdoor equipment at a discounted price. With this program in place, Cascade Welcome Center is situated to not only help visitors plan for a safe and responsible outdoor adventure, but also to equip them for it.

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Discussion time: Herbicide to kill milfoil

milfoil in a hand, on a boat dock

Eurasian watermilfoil, the pervasive invasive aquatic weed at the center of a debate over using herbicide in Adirondack waters. Photo by Gwendolyn Craig

With the news that the Adirondack Park Agency has approved use of ProcellaCOR in Lake Luzerne, I thought it would be good to check with readers and get a feel for what you make of it. In light of the controversy in Lake George, should other Adirondack lakes be moving ahead? Is an herbicide the best tactic for removing/eradicating milfoil? Or should hand harvesting be the sole/preferred method?

For those who need a refresher, here’s an overview of the herbicide and its uses.

Eurasian watermilfoil, the pervasive invasive aquatic weed at the center of a debate over using herbicide in Adirondack waters. Photo by Gwendolyn Craig

 


Sunday, May 14, 2023

Heirloom Vegetables – Planting the Seed 

Brandywine, Yellow Brandywine, and Black Brandywine tomatoes

What are Heirloom Vegetables?

The definition of heirloom vegetables varies, depending on who you ask. Some gardeners will tell you that heirloom vegetables are those they’ve grown successfully for many years. Others identify heirloom vegetables as those that are a traditional part of their family heritage or ethnicity. But most of the gardeners I know define heirloom vegetables as older, time-honored varieties whose seeds have been passed down from generation to generation, preserving all of the qualities of the original plant for decades or, in some cases, centuries.

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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Recreation Highlight: Protect the Peregrines, Rock Climbing Closures in the ADKs

Climber scales a rock

The elusive and endangered Peregrine Falcon calls the craggy cliffs and mountainsides of the Adirondacks its home. Peregrines dive at incredible speeds and can be seen sailing along the sides of high rock faces throughout the early summer. The fascinating birds are monogamous, have long lifespans, and often return to the same nests year after year with their chosen partner.

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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Granville Community Foundation announces grant recommendations

Granville Community Foundation graphic.

Granville, NY— The Granville Community Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce that its latest recommendation to award $47,109 of grants for the first half of 2023 has been approved by the Glens Falls Foundation.

 

“We received grant proposals for $110,000 worth of projects with specific funding requests of $47,109 from the GCF. We’re able to support all $47,109 of these requests and, coupled with our grants made last year for $84,660, we have now made a total of 12 grants totaling $131,769 since starting in 2022,” said Michael Freed, Chair of the GCF Advisory Board. Freed went on to say “Both of these latest grants are examples of the collaboration that is a hallmark of Granville and other small communities across our country. We’re honored to participate with the Village of Granville, the Town of Granville and the many volunteers who will make these projects a reality.”

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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Weekly news round up

A collection of interesting reads:

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

A Favorite Pastime: Banding birds at the Crown Point Banding Station

White blooming hepatica.

[I’m] writing this from the Ticonderoga Library…a real nice library [that is] open Tuesday through Saturday. I’m at the Crown Point Banding Station for a couple weeks trying to catch migrating birds coming from the south to their homes in the north (and some right at and around the station itself.) We’ve had lots of visitors in the four days we have been open…both people and birds. We thought we might have missed the migrants with all the warm weather we had earlier in the year, but not so.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Great Adirondack Garage Sale slated for May 26-28

Great Adirondack Garage Sale graphic.

Adirondacks – (May 11, 2023) – The 2023 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, 2023, within the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The event takes place throughout communities along a 200-mile trail, along NYS routes 28, 30 and 3.

The annual event has become a popular kick-off to the summer season, with residents and visitors embracing the opportunity to buy and sell unique household items, gently-used home furnishings, and quirky treasures.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Indian Lake Theater awarded $50,000 for new sign, marquee

Indian Lake Theater.

Indian Lake, NY – On May 3, the Indian Lake Theater, a non-profit community theater, announced a grant award totaling $50,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the theater’s sign and marquee project. This grant is part of a record capital project funding announcement by NYSCA, which totals over $42 million to 144 capital projects across New York State.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Poetry: Can We But Live

Exterior image of camp/house
Can We But Live
Like tender pink spring blossoms bedecking tree limbs,
And arrow-peaks of infant conifers emerging from cold earth,
Rebirth and change, in their pristine delicacy, their exquisite bond,
Clean dried scales from tired eyes too long clouded,
While staunching tears too freshly spilled,
All, in an undisclosed and ever-changing plan.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Spring is Struggling to Break Through/Rites of Summer Late in Coming

snow crocus

Spring is Struggling to Break Through

Yes! Spring is struggling to break

through here

in the mountains –

northern part of lake still iced

over, shores snow-covered, no

Canadas or loons, handful of

mallards – yet but soon.

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Friday, May 12, 2023

Tribute: Celebrating the Music of Pete Seeger and the Clearwater on May 13 in Saranac Lake

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger’s banjo is inscribed with the words, “This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.”

On May 13, 2023 at 7 p.m., people will gather again at the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake’s Great Hall to celebrate Pete’s life work by sharing his music together. Over 50 years ago Pete and his wife, Toshi, spearheaded an effort to build the Hudson River sloop Clearwater. They hoped if people had intimate knowledge of the pollution on the Hudson and could feel the wind and the water, they would be inspired to solve big problems one song at a time.

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