The Winnakee-Dutchess Trails Roundtable brings together stakeholders to foster trail development on a regional scale through networking, information sharing, and enhanced access to financial resources and technical assistance. [Read more…] about The Winnakee-Dutchess Trails Roundtable
The Hudson River Valley Greenway (HRVG) released the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail 2023 Trail Use Report. The report includes visitation numbers to eight different trail sections on the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail (AHET) from 2022 to 2023 using automated counters to count users and a visual trail use survey to analyze user types. [Read more…] about Albany-Hudson Electric Trail 2023 Trail Use Report Released
In January, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $1.8 million in grants to support 27 not-for-profit organizations involved with the stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites, and other public lands.
The grants support public-private partnerships leveraging private funds for new state park amenities, to engage in state park and historic site maintenance and beautification projects, and to provide educational programming and special events. [Read more…] about $1.8M For Sate Parks, Trails, Historic Sites and Other Public Lands
On Saturday, February 3 at about 12:30 pm, NYS Forest Rangers Jason Scott and Neilson Snye responded to a call for a serious snowmobile crash near the entrance of Moose River Plains in the Adirondack town of Indian Lake in Hamilton County. [Read more…] about Moose River Plains Snowmobile Crash Leaves Man Injured
Backcountry rescue crews had a busy week last week when they responded to reports of people missing in Otsego and St. Lawrence County and a medical emergency in Warren County, NY. The bodies of three people were recovered, including an ice climber who suffered a heart attack at Crane Mountain in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Rescue Crews Recover Bodies Upstate, Including Crane Mountain Climber
On Monday, February 5 at about 2:38 pm, New York State Forest Ranger Evan Donegan overheard radio traffic from Warren County about a subject who had fallen into the Schroon River in the town of Warrensburg. [Read more…] about Woman Rescued After Attempting Icy Schroon River Crossing
Although legislation was passed in 2004 that banned the sale of small lead fishing tackle in New York, the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has continued to document Adirondack loons dying from lead poisoning after ingesting lead jig-heads and sinkers that are still legal to use. [Read more…] about Fishing With Lead Leading Cause of Adirondack Loon Deaths
He greets you, in his way, from 30 feet up, bronze turned Statue of Liberty green, against a pink marble backdrop and pedestal, over the entrance to his red brick former Bush Terminal Company admin building at the end of 43rd Street in Brooklyn: Irving T. Bush (1869-1948), man of business, in a business suit and tie, carrying his hat and cane, moving forward, eyes on the future, over your head. He may have nodded a brief hello.
Never heard of him? He rates the statue. Make a list of people who have imagined, built, and transformed New York City, and he should be right up there, even without alphabetical order. He helped define Sunset Park, and Brooklyn, in the 20th century. He wrote a book about it. [Read more…] about Brooklyn’s Bush Terminal: A 1902 Model for Intermodal Transportation
The Adirondack Experience Museum (ADKX) is offering a variety of winter events during the month of February. Featuring both indoor and outdoor activities, the museum is offering a chance to learn about the Adirondack region and its history through games, workshops, and family-friendly programming. [Read more…] about ADKX Announces Winter Programming
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout New York State. 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 and engage in policing on New York State Lands.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Rescue 5 Whiteface Mtn Hikers; Locate Missing Teen; More