All along the Hudson River estuary, teachers, students, and local residents will be donning waders and venturing into tributary streams to participate in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) ongoing research on migrating juvenile American eels (Anguilla rostrata). [Read more…] about Juvenile Eel Monitoring Getting Underway
The Waterman Fund awarded a record amount of funding to northeast alpine stewardship groups this year. Each year the Waterman Fund awards grant funding to support education, research, and trail projects in northeast alpine areas. This year, the fund awarded just over $65,000 in support of six projects. [Read more…] about Waterman Fund Grants Support Northeast Alpine Stewardship
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 Rangers Respond to Lost, Injured Hikers, Wildfires
A complete list of all white people was not even a goal until the 1850 Census and ever since many have been missed in the count, especially women, the poor, those without homes, immigrants, people of color, slaves, free blacks, and indigenous people.
Still, decennial censuses can be enormously valuable reach tools – especially when it comes to genealogy and local history. [Read more…] about Upcoming 1950 Census Release Will Offer New Details About Life In The U.S., Abroad
“Happy is the farmer who has got everything ready for the active labors of the coming season. But no matter how thoroughly he is prepared there will always be plenty to do,” the agriculture columnist wrote in the April 25th, 1874 Ticonderoga Sentinel.
The task list was long and varied in the month of getting ready to make hay while the sun shines. [Read more…] about Small Farms in April in the Nineteenth Century
The Staatsburgh State Historic Site is hosting “A Horse’s Life,” an outdoor walk for children set for Sunday, April 11th, May 16th, 23rd and 30th at 2 pm. [Read more…] about A Horse’s Life: Staatsburgh’s New Outdoor Children’s Walks
The newest grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program is now open. This program commemorates the historical significance of transportation canals in the United States with roadside markers. [Read more…] about Historic Canal Sign Grants Available
USS Slater, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, is set to open to the public for her 24th season in Albany on Wednesday April 7th, at 10 am. [Read more…] about USS Slater Opening for the Season
On the scaffold, just after a noose was tied around his neck, he jumped to his death, thereby depriving his executioners from carrying out his sentence. [Read more…] about Patriot Then Traitor: Saratoga County’s Joe Bettys
Fort Ticonderoga is set to continue its Digital Campaign featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Digital Campaign Continues In April