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
St Lawrence County
I was first introduced to Joe Bolio in Camps & Tramps in the Adirondacks when author Ansel Judd Northrup encountered Bolio during the summer of 1878, while he and some friends were on a fishing trip into the Cranberry Lake region of St. Lawrence County.
Joe Bolio was said to have been a caretaker at a dam on the Grasse River, possibly in the area that is now the Grasse River Flow. [Read more…] about Joe Bolio: Adirondack Guide, Hunter, and Hermit
North County Public Radio (NCPR) has announced a new podcast, If All Else Fails, an investigation into far-right extremist groups and militia movements in Upstate New York and how they’ve gained ground with voters and even some local law enforcement officials. [Read more…] about ‘If All Else Fails’: Far-Right Extremism in Upstate New York
The St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM, focused on Oneida, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties) is hosting a series of free Zoom webinars on invasive species beginning in January 2024 through May. [Read more…] about Invasive Species Webinar Series Planned
Construction has begun on a resiliency project at the Chippewa Bay boat launch within the town of Hammond, St. Lawrence County. The project was awarded $510,000 in grant funding through the State’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI). Once complete, the project is expected to provide improvements to the popular boat launch, address fluctuating water levels along the St. Lawrence River, as well as promote boater safety. [Read more…] about St Lawrence River’s Chippewa Bay Boat Launch Project Underway
Throughout 2023, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has been improving trails, campsites, access roads and trailhead parking lots on New York State lands. [Read more…] about Recent Projects on New York State Lands in the Adirondacks
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) has announced the recipients of our Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program (ARRP) grants. A total of $680,734 will fund 11 projects in eight of New York’s Adirondack/North Country counties. [Read more…] about Adirondack Architectural Heritage Rural Revitalization Grants Announced
The Rebellions of 1837-1838 were insurrections against the oligarchic government of the British colonies of Lower and Upper Canada in 1837 and 1838. The rebellion began in Lower Canada but quickly spread to Upper Canada as well. [Read more…] about The Rebellions of 1837-1838: American Influence & The Formation of Canada
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 SUV Recovered From Crane Pond Rd; 70-Yr-Old & Dog Spend Night in Woods; Hikers, Hunters Rescued
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced what she called the largest state investment in renewable energy in United States history.
The conditional awards include three offshore wind and 22 land-based renewable energy projects totaling 6.4 gigawatts of clean energy, enough to power 2.6 million New York homes and deliver approximately 12 percent of New York’s electricity needs once completed. [Read more…] about New York State Makes Large Investment in Renewable Energy