Environment

First “Cycle Adirondacks” Planned for August 2015

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In the shadow of the 90 Mile Adirondack Canoe Classic this weekend, A group of cyclists is traveling from community to community in the Adirondacks to prepare for a week long event for what they expect will include close to 600 bikers..  “There are a lot of rides out there that we call tours for…

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Governor Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The bill (A9619-B, S7851-B) advances current efforts by the State and private organizations to halt the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into New York’s waters.…

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Adirondack Council Applauds Gov Cuomo

The Adirondack Council and the New York League of Conservation Voters are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation to help the Adirondacks and its communities prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species Act requires boaters to clean, drain and dry watercraft and gear when entering and leaving any public boat launch. The…

Town of Plattsburgh Joins Oil Train Task Force

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The Town of Plattsburgh is the most recent municipality to agree to participate on an Oil Train Task Force being spearheaded by City Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong..  If you recall, Armstrong had originally suggested the creation of such a task force on the city level but with recommendations from the Mayor and others on the City…

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Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

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The Wild Center has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center’s current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for The Wild Center,” said…

Oil Forum Focuses on Response / Risks

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More than 120 concerned residents attended a public forum to discuss the risks of crude oil train traffic through the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley here Thursday night, with many saying they would urge state officials to fully assess the risks to communities and the environment, and urge federal regulators to ban the older, leak-prone…

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Cuomo in Upper Jay – Remembering Three Years After Irene

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Three years ago today, Hurricane Irene changed course and pushed its way inland up the east coast causing devastating flooding and three years later… Governor Cuomo is once again in Upper Jay.. but this time it’s for a different reason.. He was in Upper Jay to attend the ceremonial grand opening of the Upper Jay Fire…

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K&J – The Public Discusses the Lake Flower Lodging Project

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Developers of the Lake Flower Lodging Project in Saranac Lake are asking the Village’s Planning Board for a favorable opinion to be sent to the Village Board as the community contemplates allowing for a new zoning district to be created in the form of a Planned Unit Development Designation or P U D D…    In…

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K&J Show – The Adirondack Canoe Classic – 30 years of 90 milers

ADIRONDACK CANOE CLASSIC CELEBRATES 30TH YEAR Join us as we speak with Brian McDonnell from the Adirondack Watershed Alliance! K&J – RE-AIR – 090412 – Brian McDonnell – Adirondack Canoe Classic – 90 Miler  The Adirondack Canoe Classic, better know as “The 90 Miler,” starts in Old Forge every September… In 2012 we spoke with…

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K&J – DEC Wilderness Technician Ben Tabor on Nusiance Bears

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The number of reports of nuisance bears targeting more populated areas in July increases noticeably over May and June.. and Today in the K&J Show, we’re speaking with Ben Tabor who is a Wildlife Technician at the DEC in Raybrook…  We caught up with Ben at “Colby Camp” which is a weekly summer camp for…

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Extreme Environmental Group Appeals ACR Project Ruling

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The Extreme Environmental Groups that originally filed the Article 78 Lawsuit trying to put a halt to the Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake report they’ve filed a motion seeking an appeal of the appellate’s unanimous decision striking down their law suit. According to papers from PROTECT and the Sierra Club, The return…

Oil Train Task Force is Going County-Wide

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Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong has been spearheading the development of a task force to look into the issue of trains loaded with Bakken Crude Oil rolling through the City and she’s recently developed a plan that includes not only local officials, but also county emergency management officials and representatives from many different communities affected by…

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K&J – Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation to FIght Invasive Species

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The K&J Show on WNBZ..  Today, with the help of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillbrand, we’re focused on Invasive Species..  Senator Gillibrand visited Lake Placid on Monday to discuss new legislation she’s proposed which would add another level of regulations in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species in New York.. and during her presentation,…

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City Council Considers “Oil Train Task Force”

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A Canadian Pacific train was headed south over the Saranac River with a majority of DOT-111 Oil Cars in tow and Ironically, this particular train went by just as the City council was preparing to discuss an Oil Train Task Force proposed by Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong.. The City Council is meeting again Thursday evening and once…

DOT Announces Changes to Oil Train Regulations

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July 24th, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for transporting crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The new proposed rules would also propose new operational requirements that would reduce operating speeds and enhance…

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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…