- New York’s Plastic Bag Ban to return Oct. 19
The DEC will bring back enforcement of its ban on single use plastic carryout bags, starting Oct. 19. The plastic bag ban went into effect on March 1 and was not enforced due to an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries Inc., et al, in New York State Supreme Court.DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos had the following to say regarding enforcement the ban:“The Court’s decision is a victory and a vindication of New York State’s efforts to end the scourge of single-use plastic bags and a direct rebuke to the plastic bag manufacturers who tried to stop the law and » Continue Reading.
- Lake Placid Sinfonietta Hosts World Renowned Concert Pianist
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will be holding a YouTube Live “Conversation and Concert” on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 5 pm, featuring Sara Davis Buechner.Buechner will be broadcasting from her Philadelphia home. You may view this event by searching for the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s YouTube page, or by going to www.LakePlacidSinfonietta.org. No registration is required to view the event.Buechner has appeared multiple times in the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s past concerts, and was scheduled to appear the prior summer, but had her performance cancelled due to Covid-19.She is known for her musical command, her cosmopolitan artistry, and » Continue Reading.
- Ranger tickets oversized Marcy group after members got separated, lost
Recent DEC Forest Ranger actions:Town of Piercefield St. Lawrence County Wilderness Rescue: On Sept. 17 at 10:25 a.m., DEC’s Central Dispatch received a call from a relative of two campers on the Bog River after one of the campers injured their back and had difficulty moving. Forest Rangers Baldwin, Lee, and Hogan responded to assist. At 12:20 p.m., Rangers Baldwin and Hogan located the campers and began the walk out to the road. At 1:07 p.m., Ranger Baldwin transported the campers back to their vehicle. The 66-year-old man from Honeoye Falls who had suffered the back injury stated he would seek further medical attention on » Continue Reading.
- Goodman Mountain and honoring a legacy
There are taller mountains in the Adirondacks, those that leave a middle aged hiker feeling the effects of time for days after the climb. There are mountains with names that inspire the imaginations of those who plan to add them to their list of alpine accomplishments, names like Hurricane, Skylight, or Giant. Every named peak in the Adirondacks carries a story, stories of local history, stories of New York’s early leaders, or stories of the early woodsmen that first fought their way to the top and placed the rocky summit on the map.Goodman Mountain outside of Tupper Lake bears a different story with its name, and I was compelled to climb it » Continue Reading.
- Get to Know New York’s Natives: Red Maple
With fall officially upon us, there’s no better native to highlight this month than one of the first trees to showcase its autumn colors – the red maple (Acer rubrum).Red maple is one of the most common tree species in the eastern United States, and red maple trees can be found all across New York State. This species’ tolerance of a wide range of site conditions makes it suitable for both natural and urban environments. Mature trees tend to reach a height of 40-60 feet with a full canopy of 30-40 feet in width.This time of » Continue Reading.
- Groups urge Gov. to sign road salt reduction bill
A coalition of Adirondack conservationists is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign into law a bi-partisan bill that would help reduce road salt pollution and protect drinking water in the Adirondack Park.The legislation creates an Adirondack Road Salt Reduction Task Force and Pilot Program. If approved by the Governor, the new law would establish a salt-reduction pilot program from October 2021 through 2024 to test alternative measures already shown to work better and cost less than current winter road maintenance practices. Highway safety would remain the top priority.New York State has applied millions of tons of road salt to the park’s highways since it began using salt in » Continue Reading.
- Depot Theatre Academy offers musical theatre/monologue rep class
The Depot Theatre Academy outreach and education program of Westport N.Y. will be offering in-person Musical Theatre/Monologue Rep classes from September 28 to October 26 on Mondays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participation is limited to those who are 18 and older.The 5-week course is designed for those who need to prepare for auditions, hone their public speaking skills, or who just want to develop their acting skills. The program consists of learning two monologues, and two songs, where you will be working together with instructors to find a monologue which complements your song in order to form a “seamless package to utilize for auditioning and showcasing.”The course will be taught by seasoned » Continue Reading.
- 4H together, where ever: A traveling Franklin County Fair
4H and County Fairs are as much a part of Americana as country songs and denim jeans. 4H youth work on a host of hands-on projects, gardens, community service programs, raising and training animals of all sorts, and a slew of science discovery programs throughout the year. All with the hope of exhibiting their masterpieces and menagerie at the county fair.Thousands of people usually walk by exhibits in the Youth Building of photography, foods, woodworking, crafts, artwork, and educational exhibits that are usually judged face to face by volunteers with expertise in the subject.Horses, dairy and beef cattle, goats, sheep, poultry, swine, hedgehogs, rabbits and » Continue Reading.
- Get the app
The Adirondack Explorer magazine has been in print for quite some time now. We’ve been covering the park through the terms of four presidents, or, more to the point in state land management, four New York governors.What might be news to print readers, though, is that we now have a mobile app option that lets you take the full magazine and then some with you on your phone, tablet or computer. And it’s cheaper than our standard print subscription.The app gives you all six regular issues of our magazine each year, along with video and other links within stories, and the Annual Outings Guide. » Continue Reading.
- Ditch the car for ‘Car Free Climate’ Campaign
New York State has launched a “Go Car-Free for the Climate” campaign in recognition of Climate Week 2020, which will take place September 21-27.There are several ways to go car free, such as carpooling or combining errands into a single day, using public transit or walking to your destination.Transportation makes up 36% of greenhouse gases in New York State, which is more then electricity generation, waste, refrigerants, and agriculture combined. Car Free for Climate is aligned with New York State’s long term plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, and 85% by » Continue Reading.