The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning have announced the release of the Draft Scoping Document for the Draft Statewide Greenways Plan and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for public comment. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Statewide Greenway Trails Plan
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History shows that several pandemics have struck in New York State – one of the less remembered is known as the Second Cholera Pandemic of 1832.
New York was among the most thoroughly scourged among the states.
One of the first spring wildflowers you’ll see – perhaps even before the last shaded patches of snow disappear – is the violet. This common flower, which blooms from April through June, is widely known and easily identified. [Read more…] about The Varied (and Not-So-Shrinking) Violet
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Park Vandalism In Response to Coronavirus Closures Reported
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, Victoria Johnson, an Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College in New York City and author of American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic (Liveright, 2018), leads us on an investigation of the life of Dr. David Hosack and the many organizations he founded, including the Elgin Botanical Garden.
Having fun, being outdoors and taking pictures of roadside markers to support the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s historic marker grant program are at the heart of Snap That Sign, a statewide photo campaign underway through May 31st. [Read more…] about Foundation Seeks Photos Of Their Roadside Markers
#GivingTuesday is a generosity movement created in 2012 with a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.
Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. [Read more…] about #GivingTuesdayNow Is Your Chance To Help
The next grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s New York State Historic Marker Grant Program is currently open.
The program commemorates historic people, places, things or events in New York State within the time frame of 1740-1920. Grants cover the entire cost of a cast aluminum marker, pole and shipping. [Read more…] about Historical Markers Available For Downstate, Long Island
On January 27, 1990, ninety-three year old Alfred John Barret died in the cathedral city of Wells, Somerset, South West England. He was cremated and his ashes scattered. Since their move from London, he and his Scottish wife had resided in that city for some four decades, leading an unassuming life in a redbrick housing estate.
His death went unnoticed. [Read more…] about Henry Miller In The Clubhouse
This May, while we thank the human moms around us, I’ve been thinking about the many dedicated moms throughout nature, too. Nurturing mothers come in many unexpected shapes and sizes, including a few diminutive examples – like spider moms. [Read more…] about The Nurturing Nature of Spider Moms