Founded in 2003, the Yonkers Public Paddling Program, an arm of the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC) was initially created to introduce people to the sport of kayaking. [Read more…] about Hudson River Riders: A Classroom On The Water
On Sunday, November 5, 2023, at about 4:27 am New York State Police in Greenwich were advised that an individual had failed to return home from a fishing trip. [Read more…] about Angler Drowns In Upstate Pond
The Town of Manlius, east of Syracuse in Onondaga County, recently installed an ADA accessible kayak dock at Poolsbrook Park in Kirkville. The launch is located within the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, making it much easier for paddlers to explore the remains of the Enlarged Erie Canal. [Read more…] about New Hand Launch Installed at Old Erie Canal State Park
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.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Searches & Rescues Keep DEC Forest Rangers Busy
The Downtown Boathouse, a Hudson River Greenway Water Trail Site, in Manhattan announced its 500,000th kayaker in June from Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 Boathouse. Pier 26 is the southernmost designated site on the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail, a National Water Trail. [Read more…] about Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 Welcomes 500,000th Kayaker
A great variety of wildlife finds high-quality habitat on this WMA, making it a worthwhile stop for birding and other wildlife observation. Wood duck, great blue heron, swamp sparrow, and least flycatcher are abundant in the silver maple-ash swamp. Each spring, thousands of salamanders migrate from the surrounding upland forest into the swamp to breed. [Read more…] about Featured State Lands: Honeoye Inlet Wildlife Management Area