New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced a Free Fishing Weekend for June 27 – 28. The event is the second of six Free Fishing Days offered in New York State every year. [Read more…] about Free Fishing Weekend June 27-28 in NY State
Article 14, Section 1, of the New York Constitution, the famed “forever wild” provision, has been amended 16 times since 1938.
It has been amended five times since 2007, making this period the most active and intensive in Forest Preserve history for amendments.
Several Article 14, Section 1 proposed amendments are being currently being drafted and organized by the Department of Environmental Conservation and administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. [Read more…] about Forever Wild: New Constitutional Amendments Being Considered
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has named Dr. Mariann Garrison-Johnston director of its Ranger School.
She is the first woman to lead the Ranger School, which is located in the Adirondack Park at Wanakena, on the shore of Cranberry Lake in the town of Fine, St. Lawrence County. [Read more…] about First Woman Named To Lead Ranger School
20 of New York State’s DEC campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill parks will open on June 19 for the 2020 season. [Read more…] about 20 DEC Campgrounds, Day Use Areas Open Friday
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 Forest Rangers Respond To Wildfires, Lost, Injured Hikers
Jake Hill has joined the Ausable River Association as the 2020 summer River Steward.
The river steward is an information resource to river users and the general public, educating and creating awareness, and helping people to identify and mitigate the spread of non-native infestations when they happen. [Read more…] about Ausable River Association Welcomes River Steward
Cornell Cooperative Extension has announced a virtual program on Worm Composting, set for Thursday, June 18th at 2 pm. [Read more…] about Worm Composting at Home: A Tutorial
The United States Hotel in Saratoga Springs, built in 1824 on the southwest corner of Broadway and Division Street, grew over the years to have more than 500 rooms. On Sunday, June 18, 1865, the guests were preparing to take carriage rides out to Saratoga Lake, a favorite diversion of the time, when a fire broke out. The flames spread quickly, devouring the hotel in a spectacular blaze. A year later the community’s other massive hotel, Congress Hall was also destroyed by fire. [Read more…] about Saratoga’s Other Grand Hotel, The Clarendon
The protection and planning for the Adirondack Park’s six million acres, one-fifth of the state, rests in large measure on the motivation and independence of the Adirondack Park Agency’s staff and board members in Ray Brook (APA).
How should we think about them? How should we think about them in light of Governor Cuomo’s challenge to re-imagine and improve public policies and practices – to “build back better?” [Read more…] about Newly Appointed Adirondack Park Leadership Remains Lopsided
June is National Ocean Month and a great time to learn about New York’s diverse marine life.
New York’s ocean environment stretches three nautical miles from our shores and connects our coastal and estuarian habitats to the depths of the deep-sea that are home to many globally threatened marine animals, including sea turtles, whales, fish, and invertebrates. [Read more…] about Celebrate National Ocean Month This June