The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a draft proposal for a national marine sanctuary in eastern Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River. The proposed sanctuary designation celebrates Upstate New York’s unique maritime heritage and provides a national stage for promoting the region’s tourism and recreational opportunities. [Read more…] about Proposed National Marine Sanctuary Highlights Lake Ontario Maritime History
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public comment on the development of a draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Western Lassiter Tracts, which is comprised of two privately owned conservation easements-the Beers Lot and Pine Hill conservation easements-that encompass approximately 2,200 acres in the town of Edwards, St. Lawrence County.
DEC is encouraging the public to comment until June 30th, 2021. [Read more…] about Recreation Plan In Works For Western Lassiter Tracts
The Archives and Reading Room features: [Read more…] about Featured Collection: St Lawrence Co Genealogy Resources
Quarterly has been published since the mid-1950s as a benefit of SLCHA membership and an aid to research. It features original articles about people and events in the county, written by a wide variety of professionals, amateurs, hobbyists, and collectors. [Read more…] about Volunteer Editor Sought for St. Law Co History Quarterly
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and St. Lawrence County have announced progress is underway to expedite the remediation of petroleum spills at four tax-delinquent parcels, which will put these properties on the path to redevelopment. [Read more…] about DEC, St Law Co Partnering to Clean Up Contaminated Properties
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that several otherwise restricted Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties will be opening to the public from Saturday, August 15th, through Sunday, August 30th, 2020.
Portions of these WMAs are normally marked as “refuge” or “wetlands restricted areas” to allow waterfowl and other listed species to breed and raise young without interference from people. [Read more…] about Wildlife Management Areas Open for 16-Day Window
The parcels are expected to enhance public access to a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and hunting, as well as protect wetlands and forests in the region. [Read more…] about State Acquires Northern NY Lands
A North Country student, sophomore Cole Siebels from Gouverneur High School in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, NY, recently placed first at New York State History Day, earning the opportunity to represent New York State at the National History Day competition in June. [Read more…] about North Country Student Wins 1st at NYS History Day
Earlier this year, a group of project partners – including Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY), the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, the Hammond Barn Quilt Trail Committee, and the Town of Colton Tourism & Beautification Committee – received a New York State Council on the Arts Regional Economic Development (REDC) grant to work on a major project celebrating and promoting barn quilt activity in St. Lawrence County. [Read more…] about St. Lawrence Co Barn Quilt Mural Nears Completion
Bucking the odds is a common theme of Walter-Mitty-type fantasies — overcoming daunting obstacles to become a winner, or a hero at some level. Few of us actually live the dream, but sometimes it happens, and during Women’s History Month, an incredible North Country example comes to mind: Rhoda F. Graves of Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County.
The extreme unlikelihood of her becoming a historic figure in state politics makes her story all the more compelling. And the details are amazing. [Read more…] about Gouverneur’s Rhoda Fox Graves, NYS Political Trailblazer