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October, 2019

Atlantic Salmon Returning to Boquet River


The Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum has announced “Beneath the Surface: Salmon in the Boquet River,” a program on the return of landlocked Atlantic salmon to the Boquet River, set for Tuesday, October 15th, at 7:30 pm. This program is part of the Grange’s fall series “Hidden in Plain Sight.” For only the third time in 150 years, salmon “nests” and hatchlings have been found in the Boquet River, an impossibility until the dam at Willsboro was removed in 2016. The change in the river’s ecology as a result is helping the process of rewilding the Boquet. Andrew Milliken, from the Lake >>More


October, 2019

DEC Accepting Applications for Urban Forestry Projects


State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced up to $1.2 million in grant funding is available for urban forestry projects across New York. Grants are available for tree planting, maintenance, tree inventory, community forest management plans, and for educating those who care for public trees. Eligible applicants include municipalities, public benefit corporations, public authorities, soil and water conservation districts, community colleges, not-for-profit organizations, and Indian Nations or tribes. Awards will range from $11,000 to $75,000, depending on municipal population. Tree inventories and community forest management plans do not require a match. Tree planting, maintenance, and education projects have a >>More


October, 2019

Chainsaw Safety Course Offered For Landowners


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County is set to hold a chainsaw safety workshop on Monday, October 21st. Mike Burns will present an instructional program for the occasional chainsaw user on safe operation and risk mitigation. The workshop will cover the anatomy of a chainsaw, maintenance of a chainsaw, what safety gear to wear, proper cutting of standing and laying trees, and more. This program is geared toward the person who needs to operate a saw occasionally but not as a vocation. This workshop is not suitable for NYLT or DEC certification. The » Continue Reading. View original post.


October, 2019

Audio, Visual Preservation Workshop Set For Elizabethtown


The Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown has announced a Historians Day Workshop, set for October 16th, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Prof. Gerald Zahavi, historian and Director of the Documentary Studies Program at the University at Albany, will present a workshop on strategies for film, video and audio media preservation, restoration, and digital conversion and reformatting. While much attention has been paid to the preservation of paper records and photographs, there has been considerably less focus on strategies needed to preserve audio-visual records (e.g. discs, tapes, films, records, cylinders). The fragility, instability, and limited lifespan of such records requires >>More


October, 2019

BETA Bike and Ski Trail Volunteer Days Secheduled


Barkeater Trails Alliance has announced fall volunteer trail days, the first set for Sunday, October 6th, from noon to 4 pm. This is a half day project where will clean up a new trail corridor on the new Cobble Hill Trail System, above the golf course in Elizabethtown. Work will mostly involve pulling stumps and cleaning up the cleared corridor for winter use . Meet at the Elizabethtown water tank parking area on Cobble Hill. From the Keene/Lake Placid area, take 9N toward Etown. Immediately after the intersection with Lord Rd (on your left), turn right (see red pin » >>More


October, 2019

8th Annual Adirondack Kids Day Set For Inlet Saturday


My children believe that every day is Adirondack Kids Day. There is certainly enough for them to do around the Adirondack Park to make them feel that way. Though they may think every day is about them, there is only one official Adirondack Kids Day. It takes place on the first Saturday in October in Inlet, New York. My family participates in a lot of events and activities throughout the Adirondack Park. Autumn is no exception. We enjoy harvest celebrations and  catching views with the leaves in full color. Our draw to be part of Adirondack Kids Day is its >>More


October, 2019

Salmon Festival Saturday in Richmond VT


The 2019 Salmon Festival has been set for Saturday, October 5th, at multiple locations in Richmond, Vermont. Family friendly, salmon based events will take place throughout the community from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Scheduled events include: juvenile salmon stocking, a guided two-mile paddle on the Winooski River (advance registration requested), fly casting lessons, US Postal Service International Year of the Salmon Stamp Cancellation, exhibit booths, Salmon films, and presentations about local salmon populations. Event partners include U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Trout Unlimited, Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Friends of the >>More


October, 2019

Mary Woodcock Johnson Exhibit at NorthWind Fine Arts


A new exhibit, Mary Woodcock Johnson’s “Seasons,” is running through October 28, 2019 at NorthWind Fine Arts in Saranac Lake. “Seasons” represents the artist’s return to oil painting while exploring winter, spring, summer and autumn as they unfold in the Adirondacks. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, seasonal flowers, water lilies, and red foxes are four series represented in the show with a special nod to Adirondack spring. The work is colorful and realistic and sometimes whimsical. A reception is set for Friday, October 4th from 5 to 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served, this event is free and open >>More


October, 2019

Tupper’s Lake 2019 Plein Air Festival


The 2019 Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival has been set for October 8-13th. Artists will have the opportunity to capture inspiring vistas and landmarks that have help define this iconic Adirondack town. Some of the many scenic opportunities awaiting artistic interpretation include the winding Raquette River, with the Ox-Bow and its many marshes, Bog River Falls at the headwaters of beautiful Tupper Lake, the mountains, lakes, and ponds surrounding the town, and local landmarks like the Beth Israel Synagogue, the Wild Center, and the Oval Wood Dish factory. The schedule includes: October 8: Community Tours – Check in to the >>More


September, 2019

Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival at Fort Ti


Fort Ticonderoga is set to host a Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival on October 5th. The full day of autumn fun will be set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and a landscape of mountains and Lake Champlain. Guests are invited to discover the historical importance of horses and other working animals during demonstrations; meet friendly farm animals; stroll through Fort Ticonderoga’s farmers’ market featuring local food, beverages, and crafts; participate in family fun activities; and tackle the six-acre Heroic Corn Maze. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be available, and there will be homemade foods » Continue >>More




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