Posts Tagged ‘Keene’

Friday, April 5, 2024

Window for Adirondack Garden Club 2024 Grant Applications Now Open

Glenview Preserve

Keene, NY- In keeping with its mission to support those who champion conservation in the Adirondack Park, the Adirondack Garden Club offers three grants: the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund, the 1928 AGC Founders Fund, and the Francesca Paine Irwin Conservation Fund. The window for the 2024 Adirondack Garden Club’s grants applications is now open.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Ausable River Cleanup on April 20

People clean up the bank of Ausable River.

Keene, NY- The Ausable River Association (AsRA) will host its annual Earth Day Ausable River cleanup on Saturday, April 20. Volunteers will assist AsRA in removing garbage and debris from roadways and riverbanks in the Lake Placid, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, and Keene communities. Lunch and raffle prizes will be available after the cleanup to celebrate coming together to care for the river.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Adirondack Land Trust’s National Accreditation Renewal Approved

Two men shake hands by a tree

Keene, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust has achieved accreditation renewal from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a distinction shared this year by 47 accredited land trusts committed to conservation excellence across the United States.

“We welcomed the review of our standards and practices required for accreditation renewal to ensure that we are worthy of the trust of our donors and partners,” said Adirondack Land Trust Executive Mike Carr. “We are honored the Commission has recognized the diligent work of our dedicated staff and board.”

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Adirondack Garden Club awards 1928 Founders Fund grants

People working along a riverbank

Keene, NY— The Adirondack Garden Club recently awarded seven grants from the club’s 1928 AGC Founders Fund to non-profits making a positive impact on the Adirondack environment.

The 1928 AGC Founders Fund was established in the 1980s to give grants to not-for-profit organizations, including schools, involved in programs whose purpose is to create an impact in a specific area within the Adirondacks. These requests are reviewed by the club’s Executive Committee for approval and distribution.

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Sunday, January 7, 2024

Adirondack Land Trust to host virtual events, Jan. 11, Feb. 22

Image by Chris DeSorbo, provided by Scott Weidensaul; Scott Weidensaul, the featured speaker at the virtual event hosted by the Adirondack Land Trust

Keene, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust is pleased to announce the following free, virtual events, open to all. To register, visit https://adirondacklandtrust.org/get-involved/events-field-trips/.

Caught in the SNOWstorm
Thursday, January 11, 2024 | 7-8 p.m.
This event features author, researcher and Pulitzer Prize finalist Scott Weidensaul who will share the story of Project SNOWstorm. The winter of 2013-14 saw the largest invasion of snowy owls into the eastern United States in perhaps a century and marked an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about these mysterious Arctic hunters. It led to Project SNOWstorm, a collaborative research effort focused on snowy owls that came together in a few frantic weeks, funded with the help of people from around the world.  A decade later, the project continues to make discoveries and unexpected insights into the life and ecology of this great white raptor. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

What’s In A Name: Styles Brook of Keene

 

styles brook book cover

By John Sasso

Recently, author and Keene resident Lorraine Duvall released her latest book, Where the Styles Brook Waters Flow: The Place I Call Home. Her book is a collection of stories which were told to her by her neighbors about life along the Styles Brook Valley, along with her own personal recollections. The waters of Styles Brook flow westward for about seven miles from The Glen, a hamlet tucked between the Jay and Hurricane Mountains, into the East Branch of the Ausable River. The brook is fed by smaller brooks and ponds on these mountains, such as O’Connell Brook, Madden Brook, and Merriam Swamp.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Peckham Industries grateful for assistance following accident in Keene

Peckham Industries, Inc logo.

Keene, NY – In light of a recent accident that occurred last month on Route 73 in Keene, NY involving one of our trucks, Peckham Industries would like to sincerely thank the local volunteers and Essex County Haz Mat team, Essex County Sheriff’s Department, NYS Troopers, DEC, and DOT, Keene Valley Fire Department, Keene Fire Department, Keene EMS, and Elizabethtown Lewis EMS. The dedication and hard work of the local volunteers and response teams to ensure the safety of the travelling public, community, and environment on the day of the accident and the days following, is appreciated and deserves to be recognized.

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Sunday, November 5, 2023

Old Forge Library added to Adirondack Land Trust’s Birding For All Program

Bay-Breasted Warbler

Keene, NY — The Adirondack Land Trust welcomes Old Forge Library to Birding for All, a program that donates a backpack, binoculars, and reference materials to a library’s circulating collection to facilitate local bird watching.

“Birding for All offers a chance for people to try birding for themselves and meet our winged friends,” said Old Forge Library Director Linda Weal. “This is a perfect fit with our library’s mission to provide learning opportunities and materials to people who live in Old Forge.”

Each Birding for All backpack contains Vortex Viper HD 8X42 binoculars; Sibley Birds East, a field guide for identifying birds; Adirondack Birding, a guidebook of places to spot birds in the region; materials on how to use and care for binoculars; and a notebook for users to record and share bird sightings and their experiences while using the backpack. Each backpack and its contents exceed $725 in value. The program is designed to expand access to birding by removing cost barriers to participation.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Adirondack Route 73 Shuttle Season Starts Sept. 23

keene shuttleFree Shuttle for Popular Fall Weekends

On September 14, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Essex County, town of Keene, and Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) announced the Route 73 shuttle system launched in 2021 will return on Saturday, Sept. 23. The shuttle system helps manage safe, sustainable visitation along the busy Route 73 corridor in the Adirondack High Peaks region. The free shuttle system will operate on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 23 through Oct. 8, and will also run Monday, Oct. 9.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Ausable River clean up event set for Earth Day, April 22

Woman cleaning up a roadside.

The Ausable River Association (AsRA), in partnership with One Tree Planted and NRS, is hosting a cleanup along the roadside of the West Branch, East Branch, and Main Stem Ausable River in the communities of Wilmington, Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, and Jay. This cleanup event is slated for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. All are encouraged to participate in this opportunity to give back to local communities by picking up and removing trash that’s built up throughout the winter.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Who is the Newcomer?

Betsey Thomas-Train moved to the Adirondacks with her husband in 1981, where they raised three children. Our next OurStoryBridge story share features Betsey from Adirondack Community in the town of Keene. Learn how, through a library lecture, Betsey discovered something shocking about her roots and her connection to the Adirondacks. 

Listen to “Who is the Newcomer?” by Betsey Thomas-Train in its entirety at the following link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/aff594ba95384894bdcd37aa69701193/

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Adirondack area non-profits welcome new hires

Several Adirondack area non-profit organizations, including Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Adirondack Land Trust, and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) recently welcomed new staff and officers to their teams.

 

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Winning the Olympic Gold Medal by Charity Marlatt

Bobsledders Alan Washbond and Ivan Brown at the 1936 Olympics.

In the spirit of sharing informational, intriguing, and inspiring stories to help highlight the rich social and cultural history of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains, The Adirondack Almanack will share stories written by those who live, work, and play in the ADK, courtesy of OurStoryBridge/Freedom Story Project. These stories, which will be a combination of current and past events, people, outdoor activities and more, will be published on a weekly basis, starting with today’s first story titled, Winning the Olympic Gold Medal by Charity Marlatt. The stories will focus on various locations situated in the Adirondack region, including the High Peaks, the town of Keene, and many other areas around the Park. Stories are compartmentalized into the following categories, arts & culture, catastrophes, work, people, outdoor activities, daily life, community, and natural & man-made environments. 

 

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Monday, March 6, 2023

Adirondack Garden Club Fund grant application period open until April 1

Au Sable Forks Elementary  students

Keene, NY – The window for the  Adirondack Garden Club’s 2023 grant applications is now open.

The Adirondack Garden Club offers three grants:

Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund was established in 2005 to give financial assistance to individuals and not-for-profit organizations, including schools, involved in programs whose purpose is to study, protect, and enjoy the natural environment within the Adirondack Park. These requests are considered and distributed by the ELP Committee. The maximum amount per Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund grant is $1500.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Photographer Manuel Palacios to Lead Two Winter Photography Workshops on March 1, 4

Photo at top: Winter scene by Mauel Palacios, Zone 3 Photography.

KEENE, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust invites shutterbugs with an interest in environmental conservation to join a free, virtual winter photography workshop Wednesday, March 1, noon-1:30 p.m. with landscape photographer Manuel Palacios. Beginners and pros will find new ideas for creating impactful winter photographs. There is no limit to the number of participants for this virtual workshop.

Palacios will share his favorite photography techniques and approaches to winter photography – from special equipment needs for shooting in harsh and unforgiving winter conditions to finding ways to use the elements of the season to express a deeper connection to the landscape.

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