Environment

A new Guide to Adirondack Mountains

Definitive Guide to Adirondack High Peaks Released The Adirondack Mountain Club’s guidebook now in 14th edition — A year after Tropical Storm Irene washed out bridges, closed hiking trails and created new slides in theAdirondackHighPeaks, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has released an expanded and completely revised guidebook to the region. “Adirondack Mountain Club High…

A Sustainable Food Movement – Comes to the Town Hall

From Perdue to Pasture: Humanely raising Chickens for Market Carole Morison, the former Perdue contract chicken farmer featured in the Academy Award nominated film “Food, Inc”  will speak Friday, August 31 at  7:00 pm at the Harrietstown Town Hall. Her talk, “Industrial Farming to Pasture-Raised: Progressing the Sustainable Food Movement” will highlight her prior experience…

Mr Mayor, Tear Down This Wall !

Have you ever paddled under a bridge, or how about just walking under a bridge? It’s an interesting transition, kind of like going into a tunnel, where the sounds change, and the light changes… and when you come out the other side, back to normal right?  In one case, there’s a walkway that’s been in…

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State Hunting / Trapping Courses Now Available

– All new hunters or trappers planning to go afield this upcoming hunting and trapping season must first complete a mandatory hunter or trapper education course, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reiterated. Previously licensed hunters who plan to hunt out of state should also have their sportsman education certificates or…

Report Says “Outdoor Recreation Growing 5% per Year”

A report on Outdoor Recreation says the category has grown economically by 5% from 2005 through 2011…  The report published by the Outdoor industry association calculates the direct economic impact for a set of outdoor recreation activities including biking, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, snow sports and watersports to name a few. The report looks at…

Environmental Group says Obama Should Appeal Courts Decision on Acid Rain

ADIRONDACK COUNCIL CALLS ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO APPEAL FEDERAL COURT DECISION THAT STRUCK DOWN NEW ACID RAIN RULES US Environmental Protection Agency Must Appeal Decision to Protect Nation’s Most Vulnerable Natural Areas, and Nation’s Ill, From Continued Harm Caused by Upwind Smokestacks  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Adirondack Council, an environmental organization that has been a…

Firewood Checkpoints hope to Stop Invasive Species

DEC CONTINUES CHECKPOINTS FOR ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTED FIREWOOD Seven people were ticketed for transporting firewood more than 50 miles without certification of heat treatment at three checkpoints held by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police in the Adirondacks on Friday, August 17. “DEC and its partners continue to educate campers and…

Vermont Leaders talk Smart Grid Technology

Smart Grid Helps Vermont Save Energy    BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 20 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Vermont environmental leaders held a news conference today to discuss smart-grid technology that is making Vermont a national leader in developing a smarter, stronger, more efficient and reliable electric system. “The bottom line is that smart grid offers…

Plein Air in Saranac Lake The K&J Show

The Saranac Lake Art Works – Plein Air Festival welcomed nearly 50 artists, all of whom signed on to participate in this year’s event which marks the 4th time the event has visited Saranac Lake. AUDIO – 082012 – K&J SHOW – Saranac Lake Plein Air Festival Artists came with blank canvas and by Sunday…

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Schumer – FEMA at odds over Keene Firehouse

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO REVERSE COURSE AND AGAIN APPROVE FUNDING CONSTRUCTION OF NEW KEENE FIRE STATION IN THE WAKE OF DEVASTATING FLOODING LAST FALL  – CALLS ON FEMA TO DELIVER FUNDING FOR RELOCATION & EXPANSION OF FLOODED SAFETY FACILITY, NOW IN DISREPAIR, ONE YEAR AFTER TROPICAL STORM IRENE Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged…

Going Solar – On the K&J Show

Wayne Davison owns Northern Solar, which he and his partner operate out of Tupper Lake, NY. During a recent Village of Saranac Lake Board Meeting, the idea of municipalities making use of solar power to reduce expenses over the long term became a topic of discussion and we took the opportunity to invite Davison to…

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Region 5 Search and Rescue Report

DEC REGION 5 FOREST RANGER*S JUNE/JULY SEARCH AND RESCUE REPORT Essex County Town of North Elba, High Peaks Wilderness Area On Thursday, June 7, 2012, at about 9:11 am, DEC Dispatch in Ray Brook received a call reporting an injured hiker at Marcy Dam. Melis Bursin, 28, of New York City, NY, had injured her…

Changes to Blackfishing Regulations from the DEC

New Rules will Reduce Exploitation by Nearly 40 Percent – New recreational and commercial fishing rules for blackfish (tautog) have been formally adopted, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. These rules have been in place since May 5, 2012. These changes are necessary to comply with interstate management measures to…

DEC ENFORCES FIREWOOD TRANSPORTATION RESTRICTIONS

DEC HAS CHECKPOINT FOR ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTED FIREWOOD Three people were ticketed for transporting firewood more than 50 miles without certification of heat treatment during a checkpoint held by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police in the Adirondacks. “The spread of invasive insects through the illegal transportation of firewood must be prevented to protect both…

EMERALD ASH BORER INVADES CATSKILLS

An Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation was found in the Catskill Forest Preserve at a state-owned campground, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The discovery was confirmed after a DEC employee recovered a single EAB beetle from a purple prism trap that was placed in DEC’s Kenneth L.…

HUNTING LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE

The 2012-13 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) may be purchased beginning Monday, August 13, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced. “Hunting, trapping and fishing opportunities in New York are fantastic and DEC is committed to helping provide outdoor enthusiasts with numerous recreational opportunities…

FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST OPPOSITION TO DRILLING

A group of landowners, farming, business, industry and construction trade groups are launching an advertising campaign supporting safe and responsible shale gas development inNew York. The campaign includes a series of newspaper advertisements and 60-second radio spots featuring like-minded local business leaders, farmers and service providers. Greg Lancette is head of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local…

EURASIAN MILFOIL SUMMIT

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is a cooperative effort initiated in 1998 among citizens and organizations of the Adirondacks. Our mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of nonnative invasive species.  The program coordinates two projects: the Aquatic Invasive Species Project and the Terrestrial Invasive Species Project. The APIPP serves…

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RAILWAY ADDS 20 NEW JOBS

It’s the first week of Freight Train Service for the Saratoga & North Creek Railway following a ribbon cutting  ceremony which the company says marks beginning of 20 new job opportunities in theNorth Country.. The Saratoga & North Creek Railway launching the first freight train service to traverse the Sanford Lake Branch line in over…

TOWN OF JAY WATER DISCOUNT

Here’s a note from The Town of Jay…  if you have received Town of Jay 2012 Water Billing and your home was damaged by Hurricane Irene and you are no longer receiving Town Water, you may be eligible for a discounted rate. In order to be considered for this rate reduction, You simply need to…