The Tug Hill Commission and its partners at the Lewis, Jefferson, Hamilton, Herkimer and Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Region 6 are pleased to bring you “Watershed Wednesday Webinars,” in May and June, as the in-person Black River Watershed Conference has been postponed again this year. All webinars are free, pre- sented via Zoom and require preregistration. This information is also available on the commission’s website at tughill.org/black-river-watershed-wednesdays-2021/.
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The Village of Saranac Lake and the Village of Homer in the Finger Lakes region were awarded a bronze level certification in the New York State Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program. The awards came during NYS Climate Week.
The efforts of young people mobilizing for climate action and resilience, inspired by the Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program and its annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, is seen as a key contribution to this designation. The climate program has brought together over 180 students from over 30 NYS schools to increase their climate literacy and leadership abilities since 2008.
Cedar Young, a youth leader in the Village of Saranac Lake says the following about the certification: “By receiving bronze certification, Saranac Lake has shown leadership in raising public awareness of climate change and lowering our community’s carbon footprint.”
Following are some webinars and virtual events you can tune into in order to stay informed, courtesy of the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA).
- Tuesday, June 9, 12:00 p.m.:PHASE II: Legal Updates For Your Reopened Business, hosted by North Country Chamber
- Wednesday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.:Adirondack Regional Update, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST)
- Thursday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.: The Fed and Main Street: The Immigrant Experience during COVID-19, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Friday, June 12, 9:00-10:00 a.m.: Virtual Meet & Greet with Local Web Developers
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, many North Country small businesses are looking to expand their online presence. ANCA can help you find the right person to help build or expand your website. Join us via Zoom to meet “face to face” with local web developers.
The North Country is beginning its four-phase reopening process, and as we adjust to the new normal, it is important to work together and develop a plan with the help of guidelines from New York State, our local governments, chambers of commerce, IDAs, SBDCs and other organizations dedicated to supporting businesses.
Here are several resources and webinars, collected by and courtesy of Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA):
New York State is in the beginning phases of reopening and the Saint Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has prepared a Business Basics Reopening Toolkit available for download here.
The toolkit was developed with the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency and SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center. It should take about 10 minutes to review and includes recommend policy updates, planning for reopening, online check-up, helpful links and resources and printable posters.
This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the North Country Region is ready to initiate phase one of New York State’s reopening process, with some businesses being able to open as early as Friday. However, many of the disruptions to day to day life made over the past few months will have a lasting impact, and according to the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), “back to business” will not be “business as usual.”
State and local organizations are sharing resources in order to help expedite the reopening process, and ANCA has added some reopening resources to their COVID-19 response page including: