Environment

Bipartisan Panel Discusses Sustainable Forestry

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Congressman Bill Owens participated in a bipartisan panel discussion addressing international and domestic issues and trends in the forest products industry. The event was hosted by the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF). “A successful forest products industry is vital to the North Country economy and depends on the long-term health of our forests as a…

State Plans Review of Adirondack Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

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Review could mean a split between rails and recreational trails…  The department of transportation and the DEC have announced their decision to reopen the Unit Management Plan covering the Rail Corridor in the Adirondack Park.. The Corridor runs from Lake Placid through Saranac Lake to Tupper Lake and then down through Thendara to Old Forge..…

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ARTA Pleased with Cuomo Decision to Re-Open Rail Trail Discussion

In a statement following the announcement of the Re-Opening of the Adirondack Rail Corridor’s Unit Management Plan, Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA) applauds Governor Cuomo and the departments of transportation (DOT) and environmental conservation (DEC) for their decision to reopen the Unit Management Plan for the 119-mile Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. Following further public input,…

Adirondack Council Honors the Marshall Family

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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. – The Marshall Family of Saranac Lake will be named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Adirondack Council at a gathering here on Saturday, in celebration of several generations of advocacy on behalf of the Adirondack Park’s wilderness and communities. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, which was…

NY Association of Counties Support Invasive Species Week

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New York State’s first Statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week Continues and New York’s Association of Counties says they’re actively participating in the awareness campaign and also in many of the activities that are taking place through the week.. An invasive species is a non-native species (plant, animal, insect, or disease) that is accidentally or intentionally…

K&J – Adirondack Public Observatory

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TUPPER LAKE – July 8th, 2014 – Construction at The Adirondack Public Observatory is complete and the board is inviting the public to a grand opening celebration for its Roll-Off-Roof Observatory this Friday from 4 until 6pm.. The Roll-Off-Roof Observatory on Big Wolf Road in Tupper Lake has been under construction since 2012, but now…

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It’s Invasive Species Week

KEENE VALLEY, NY  This year marks the first Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York State and the Adirondack region is poised and ready with a lineup of great activities and events to mark the occasion. Some of the greatest harm to our environment and agriculture is caused by invasive plants and animals—organisms that have…

Canada Oil Train Disaster Sparks Local Protest

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This weekend marked the one year anniversary of the runaway oil train derailment and explosion in the town of Lac Megantic Quebec..  For many who live near train tracks leading from Montreal to Albany, the transportation of crude oil along those rails is an issue that’s become more and more prevalent with every accident, whether…

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ARISE Pleased with Court Ruling on ACR Project

The New York State Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department announced by a 5 -0 vote, that the Adirondack Park Agency permit pertaining to the Adirondack Club in Tupper Lake was issued in accordance with the law. Following the announcement, ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley said, “we are pleased that the courts have upheld the Adirondack Park…

“Protect” Loses Article 78 / Tupper Transformation Begins

Tupper Lake – 07/03/14 – The Article 78 Lawsuit filed by the environmental group PROTECT the Adirondacks in association with the Sierra club and several seasonal camp owners in Tupper Lake has been rejected by the court in a 5 to nothing vote.. The lengthy battle the Adirondack Club and Resort Project has faced went…

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Mountaineer Supports Nature Conservancy

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KEENE VALLEY, NEW YORK – The Mountaineer, in partnership with Patagonia, Inc., today made a $1,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter to support the nonprofit organization’s work with state and local transportation agencies to upgrade bridges and culverts with structures that simulate natural stream conditions. Replacing substandard culverts with properly sized, fish-friendly structures…

Plattsburgh is Hedging their Bets – on Sidewalks

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It appears as though Plattsburgh City Councilor Paul O’Connell is stuck between a rock and a hard place.. In this case, it’s more like the Hedge covering the sidewalks in his ward.. Three weeks ago, about 85 letters were sent to homeowners reminding them about a law that requires them to trim their hedges back…

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K&J – Invasive Species Week Follows July 4th Holiday

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Activities Set for NY’s First Statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week, July 6–12 KEENE VALLEY, NY This year marks the first Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York State and the Adirondack region is poised and ready with a lineup of great activities and events to mark the occasion. Some of the greatest harm to our…

Rain Rain Went Away

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Just in case you think the rain has ended for the summer, and may never come back, just remember what was like just a few days ago and even though the sunshine is out today and the weekend is looking just about perfect it’s always a good idea to pack that umbrella into the car…

K&J – Environmental Groups Pleased with NY Legislative Session

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The Adirondack Council is applauding the New York State Legislature for passing two bills to help the Adirondacks and its communities cope with the effects of climate change and to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. In a statement emailed to WNBZ, The Adirondack Council also says they’re pleased with the state Assembly for halting…

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Henry’s Trail Play Area Work Days

AU SABLE FORKS – The Town of Jay would like to announce that the next scheduled work days for the Henry’s Trail play area project will be Thursday, June 26 from 5-7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 29 from 10 am – 2pm, Sunday, July 20 from 10am-2pm, Sunday, August 10, from 10am-2pm, and Monday, September 1…

A New Defense Against Aquatic Invasives

The State Legislature has approved a measure directing the Department of Environmental Conservation to design and post at public boat launches a universal sign warning of the threat of aquatic invasive species. Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec are sponsors of the legislation. “The importance of public education cannot be overstated in the fight…

Senate Releases Comprehensive Report on Lyme Disease

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The State Senate on Wednesday gave final legislative approval of a measure that would authorize tribal judges and other tribal officials to solemnize marriages on Indian lands. Senator Betty Little Introduced the Legislation at the request of tribal officials.. She says “New York State confers marriage authority upon a wide array of religious, public leaders…

Working on “Quality of Life”

The Plattsburgh City Council’s Quality of Life Committee invites City residents to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, June 25th at 5:30 PM in the second floor meeting room of City Hall. On the agenda for discussion will be continued beautification efforts in the City, including invitations to adopt a spot, identification of areas for…

Environmental Coalition Opposes ATV Bill

BROAD COALITION CALLS ON ASSEMBLY SPEAKER SILVER TO HALT BILL THAT WOULD O.K. MUCH LARGER ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES Coalition Warns of Damage to Water, Trails, Wildlife, Air Quality, Tourism, Public Safety A coalition of environmental organizations and police officers today called on NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to stop a bill that would allow the owners of all-terrain…