The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week
A High Peaks Rescue In Their Own Words Hiking America’s Original Wilderness (Newsweek) Akwesasne Mohawk Pipeline Protests Continue Forest Rangers: Guardians in the Woods At Cornwall, A Coronavirus Quarantine Crash Course Tim Rowland On The Plastic Bag Ban Local Artist Captures the Adirondacks in Daily Series Counties Use Social Media to Share Public Health Info Earth Has A New Natural Temporary Moon The » Continue Reading.
Grange Lyceum: Invasive Species Threat to Trees
The Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum is set to continue their “Hidden in Plain Sight” series with “Trees at Risk: The Threat of Invasive Insect Pests” on Tuesday, March 3rd. Paul Smith’s College professor of forestry, Randall Swanson, will talk about the danger posed by invasive species such as the Emerald Ash Borer, Spotted Lanternfly, and Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, and explain what we can do to better protect our trees. The “Hidden in Plain Sight” series looks at well-known things from unusual angles and examines objects and ideas that are hidden from plain view. This event begins at at 7:30 pm, there is a $5 suggested » Continue Reading.
This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories
PROTECT: NYS Facilitating Unlimited Access Global Arts Festival Set Studies Examine Boating & Invasives DEC Seek More Rec Access In Croghan Tract Rome Fish Hatchery Hit By Invasive Short-term Rental Law Criticized LP Residents Oppose Short-Term Rentals LDC, ROOST Set SL Marketing Terms Expert: No Panacea for Hiker Crowds Hague Fire Tower Opening this Summer Subscribe to the Adirondack Almanack daily » Continue Reading.
Don’t Make Fun of Possums
The opposum is the only marsupial living in North America, and they’re one of the oddest-looking, slowest moving mammals around. They’ve become sort of a folk hero in America, because of their penchant for annually devouring an average of 5,000 of the lyme bacteria carrying black legged ticks, which make the mistake of hitching a ride on the the possum’s low slung body. The ticks can pick up the borellia burgdorferi lyme disease bacteria and then infect other mammals, such as you, your dog or your horse. Unfortunately for the ticks, and contrary to the possum’s disheveled appearance, » Continue Reading.
Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (2/27)
This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and updated on Friday. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Plan ahead and prepare. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here. BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring plenty » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Harvest Annual Meetings Planned
The Annual Adirondack Harvest Board Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd, and the Southern Chapter Meeting will be held at the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District office on Schroon River Road in Warrensburgh. Jennifer Kraft, the Market Manager for the Taste NY Market at the Adirondacks Welcome Center (Exit 17), will give a presentation on how this program can help local farmers and value added producers. There will be a Pot Luck Dinner starting at 5:30 pm, followed by a brief Chapter Meeting and the presentation. At 7 pm chapters will connect via Zoom for the Regional Board Meeting. » Continue Reading.
Singing for Suffrage Event in North Creek Sunday
Singing for Suffrage, a theatrical folk music program, has been set for Sunday, March 1st, at the Tannery Pond Center in North Creek. Produced and performed by Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan, Singing for Suffrage tells the story of women’s suffrage through song – from the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls in 1848 to the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution in 1920. A reception will follow the concert to further honor the centennial of women’s suffrage and the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Representatives from the Johnsburg Historical Society, Warren » Continue Reading.
Viewpoint: State Facilitating Unlimited Access to High Peaks
It seems pretty clear at this point that the state agencies that manage the High Peaks Wilderness Area, and adjacent Wilderness areas, are not interested in limiting public use. The state is investing in new parking areas, new hiking trails, and a new hiker transportation system that are all designed to facilitate ever-higher levels of public use in the High Peaks, not limit it. Consider the change underway at Cascade Mountain. The new and improved hiking trails that are under construction to the summits of Cascade and Porter mountains and to Mt. Van Hoevenberg will begin at a new trailhead » Continue Reading.
Vt Director Screening ‘Wetware’ in Placid Friday
The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) continues to bring thought-provoking films to the Adirondacks as part of the winter AFS Screening Series. Wetware, a sci-fi film from Vermont Director Jay Craven, will make its Adirondack debut at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts this Friday, February 28th. Craven will be on hand to answer questions about his latest collaboration and why making films grounded in the North Country is an important part of his process. “There is a different connection when an audience is attuned to their own sense of place,” Craven said. “We’ve had great success reaching deep into the region. To me, » Continue Reading.
Long Lake Offering Leap Day ‘Little Bus’ Adventures
The Long Lake “Little Bus” is set to run in Long Lake on Saturday, February 29th, from 5 pm to midnight. The public is invited to take free rides on the little bus to The Geiger Arena and Mt. Sabattis for a family night of ice skating, sledding, and a bonfire under the stars, or visits to one or more of the community’s dining establishments. The Mt. Sabattis/Geiger Arena will be open from 1 to 5 pm and 6 pm until 10 pm with skating, sledding, and a bonfire. The little bus phone number is (518) 524-3106, the phone will be on starting at 5 pm and » Continue Reading.