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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Outdoor Street Fest in Tupper Lake Saturday


The resurgence of downtown Tupper Lake is being celebrated with a party on Park Street on Memorial Day weekend. All are welcome to join in on the family-friendly celebration on Saturday, May 25 for a block party spanning from Cliff Street to Mill Street. The street will be closed to traffic from 1 to 6 pm, when the block will be transformed into an outdoor street festival including live music, free beverages, food, retail vendors, workshops and more. Within the last year, Tupper Lake’s shopping and dining district has undergone tremendous growth, including the opening of the Adirondack Store/Birch Boys >>More


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Adirondack Coast Brew Festival June First


More than 20 craft breweries, wineries and distilleries from throughout New York State and Vermont will be coming together at the Brew Force Craft Festival on June 1st outside on the historic Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Supporting law enforcement through the Tour de Force and veterans through the Clinton County Veterans Assistance Fund, this event combines craft beverages, food trucks and live music. General admission tickets are still available and include a Brew Force souvenir glass and unlimited sampling from 1 to 5 pm. For more information, contact Bruce Martin at (518) 726-0231 or email bmartin924@gmail.com. View original post.


Thursday, May 23, 2019

New York State Parks to Hire 1,000 Lifeguards


The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced they are hiring more than 1,000 new and returning lifeguards for the summer season at its swimming beaches and pools. New York State Park lifeguards must meet certain eligibility criteria, which includes successfully completing the qualifying procedure, before being hired. For a complete schedule of qualifying dates, more information about hiring requirements, and an application, click here. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are >>More


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dome Car Added, Leadership Changes at Adirondack Scenic Railroad


Following the May 13th resignation of Jack Roberson as Executive Director of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, ASR Board of Directors President Bill Branson appointed Justin Gonyo of North Creek as interim Executive Director. In an email to the Board of Directors, Roberson cited his reason for leaving as a “difference in management styles.” Branson confirmed that our railroad offerings will continue as scheduled, including Polar Express. Gonyo served most recently as General Manager of the Saratoga & North Creek Railroad and has his own company, Hudson Consulting & Project Management, LLC The ASR has recently acquired new rolling stock. At >>More


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DEC Announces 2019 ‘I Bird NY’ Challenges


In conjunction with World Migratory Bird Day (May 11th), the New York State Department of Environment Conservation (DEC) announced the start of the 2019 “I Bird NY” challenges for beginner and experienced birders. I Bird NY was launched in 2017. New York is home to a wide array of habitats that support more than 450 different bird species. There are also 59 Bird Conservation Areas across the state. Bird watching is one of the fastest growing outdoor recreational activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and experiences in any community. DEC is hosting its annual » Continue >>More


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Coon Mountain Preserve Trail Improvements Planned


The New York State Conservation Partnership Program has awarded the Adirondack Land Trust a grant of $23,535 to improve trails at Coon Mountain. The grant was made possible by a private matching grant of $6,000 from the Fields Pond Foundation, $1,000 from the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund, and $4,490 in donations from 21 individuals. The Adirondack Land Trust was also awarded a Conservation Partnership Program grant of $30,000 to increase its technical capacity to protect and care for lands such as Coon Mountain. The technology grant was matched by a $10,000 private grant from the Jane N. Mooty >>More


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wilderness Rescues In the Adirondacks Last Weekend


New 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. Essex County Town of North Elba Wilderness Rescue: On May 17 at 5:45 pm, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a request for assistance for a 33-year-old male from Saranac Lake who became separated from >>More


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Adirondack Wild Calls For Action On Spruce Grouse


On Endangered Species Day, May 17, Adirondack Wild is renewed its call for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to protect the endangered spruce grouse, which occupies a few select areas in the Adirondack Park. The spruce grouse requires specialized habitat in low-elevation boreal woods and wetlands which in New York State are found only in the Adirondack Park. According to DEC’s 2012 Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan, the species is restricted to just 15 scattered populations in the Adirondack Park, nine of which are concentrated in the Raquette-Boreal area west of the Carry Falls Reservoir. These isolated areas of >>More


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Adirondack Health Monitoring Downstate Measles Outbreak


With ongoing measles outbreak, Adirondack Health infection prevention specialists have instituted enhanced surveillance protocols to identify and mitigate any potential appearance of the disease in the Tri-Lakes region. Following an interdisciplinary review of regional public health data, Adirondack Health clinicians conducted a vulnerability assessment to inform patient screening policies. Healthcare workers will be asking additional questions to identify potential measles risk in outpatient settings and have a plan in place to reduce the likelihood of transmission if the measles virus is suspected. In addition, Adirondack Health must adhere to New York State Department of Health 405.3 regulations and the CDC >>More


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cedarlands Easement Rec Plan Issued


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued the final recreation management plan (RMP) for Cedarlands Conservation Easement Tract in Hamilton County. Located in Hamilton County, in the town of Long Lake, the 4,890-acre Cedarlands Conservation Easement Tract was acquired by the DEC in 2002. DEC worked with private landowners and land managers to develop public access on these lands they felt protected natural resources and retained timber management jobs. The easement remains a working forest and includes a summer residential camp and the 397-acre McRorie Lake. The final plan enhances recreational opportunities and provides improved access. >>More