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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Adirondack Wild Calls For Conservation Leadership at APA


Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Senate to substantially strengthen the NYS Adirondack Park Agency’s board, after the abrupt resignation of acting APA board chair Karen Feldman. “The Governor needs to seize this moment and nominate individuals with strong environmental credentials and demonstrated commitments to protecting the Adirondack Park ,” said Adirondack Wild’s managing partner David Gibson in a statement sent to the press. “Serious gaps in leadership and qualifications presently exist on the eleven-person APA board,” the press release said. In addition to the sudden resignation of Feldman, two >>More


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Rochester Philharmonic to Perform in Inlet


The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council has announced their annual event, “An Evening with the Symphony,” has been set for Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm. This is their 21st year of presenting this concert under a tent overlooking 4th Lake in Inlet. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) which is recognized nationally for artistic and organizational excellence, creativity, and innovation. The evening concert is preceded by a free children’s concert at 3 pm performed by a string quartet and a brass quartet of the RPO. They will engage and educate the children about their instruments and perform >>More


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Funding for Champlain, Erie Canal Trail Projects Approved


The New York State Canal Corporation Board of Directors has approved funding for construction projects that will move the Erie and Champlain canal trails closer to completion. The projects are both now part of the Empire State Trail initiative, which, at 750 miles, will be the nation’s largest state network of multi-use trails. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Although some routing questions remain. The Erie Canalway Trail project is a 2.2-mile segment in Little Falls, running from Erie Canal Lock E-18 to Route 167. It will be the final » Continue Reading. View original >>More


Monday, May 27, 2019

40 Years of Household Income Trends in Rural America


One of the best measurements of the overall economic performance of a region is median household income of its residents. Household income is the combined gross income of all members in a household. Median household income is the median of all households in a region. A comparison of median household income is a good way to study the economic experiences of different regions. In the new report The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010 (2nd edition) we made a series of comparisons of long-term economic and population trends between Adirondack communities and other areas across New York, >>More


Monday, May 27, 2019

Museum Institute Planned For Great Camp Sagamore


The Museum Association of New York (MANY) will present the 2019 “Access and Identity: Leading for the Future” Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore on September 24-27, 2019. The Museum Institute is a retreat for museum professionals in which participants learn in collaboration with presenters who use their own experiences, successes, and challenges in the field to inspire conversations. In between sessions, participants have time to explore the grounds of Camp Sagamore or sit by the fire in the evening. The lead presenter will be Tonya Matthews, Ph.D., the new Director of Inclusion at the American Alliance of » Continue >>More


Monday, May 27, 2019

LGLC Receives Grant from Lake Champlain Basin Program


The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been award $4,000 from the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s Local Implementation Grant Program, in cooperation with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. The grant has allowed the LGLC to purchase field and office equipment and supports public educational programs. One of the items purchased was a Trimble Tablet for field staff to utilize when walking properties, mapping boundary lines and significant natural features, and translating information into accurate maps for office and public use. The tablet will also be useful in the LGLC’s efforts to inventory and monitor its properties for >>More


Monday, May 27, 2019

ECO, Forest Ranger Recruits Begin Basic Training


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has opened the 22nd Basic School for Uniformed Officers, the 29-week training academy in Pulaski to prepare the newest class of recruits for careers as Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) and Forest Rangers. The academy opened May 19, with 42 ECO and 16 Forest Ranger candidates reporting for duty. Of the 58, 10 are women – seven ECO recruits and three Forest Ranger recruits. The future officers hail from 31 counties across New York State, with three recruits from New Jersey, and one each from Maine and North Carolina. The recruits >>More


Sunday, May 26, 2019

Life, Death, and Black Flies


I was in southern Connecticut a few weeks back to pick my son up from college. While he took his last exam, I took myself up a local hiking trail. Connecticut black flies are as bad as their Vermont cousins, and I brushed several of the little beasts out from under my hairline. It can be hard to think of these biting flies with anything but disdain, but they do serve important ecological functions. And in at least one case, they also solved a murder. Black fly larvae are little, black, and shaped like bowling pins. They live in rivers >>More


Sunday, May 26, 2019

Preserving our Adirondack Lakes Talk in Luzerne


The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society has announced “Preserving Our Adirondack Lives,” a program set for Thursday, June 13th, at 7 pm, at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main Street, Lake Luzerne. Jim Lieberum, Director of the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District, will be guest speaker. Preserving Adirondack lakes has become more challenging over the past decade. Development, pollution, invasive species and overuse has led to both challenges and discoveries. The program is free and open to the public. For further information email kinnearmuseum@gmail.com. View original post.


Sunday, May 26, 2019

Stewards to Greet Lake Champlain Boaters


2019 will be the fourteenth summer that the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) has operated its boat launch steward program. Stewards greet boaters on Lake Champlain in New York, Vermont and Québec from Memorial Day to late September. They inspect their boats for invasive organisms, and share information about the threats they pose. The boat launch stewards have greeted nearly a quarter million boaters and intercepted 5,400 invasive species since the program started in 2007 according to LCBP. The majority of these organisms have been found on boats leaving Lake Champlain, and could have been carried to other water bodies >>More