Lake Placid man campaigns for Dominican Republic water quality project

If you see someone in need, and have the ability to help, thats what were called to do as Christians, said Weglarz.

Fund-raising for the project is still ongoing through the Essex church, or by mailing donations to St. Eustace Episcopal Church (Safe Potable Water fund), 2450 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946.

ASRA grows its board of directors

LAKE PLACID The Au Sable River Association (ASRA) is pleased to welcome three new members to its board of directors; Dirk Bryant of Wilmington, Joe Moore of North Elba, and Megan Murphy of New Russia. They bring a wealth of knowledge in conservation, not-for-profit organization, and grants management to the 10-year-old Association.

Bryant is director of conservation programs at ANC/ALT; he has 15 years experience working in forest and fisheries conservation. Moore, co-owner of Placid Boatworks, is a former staff member of an Adirondack environmental preservation not-for-profit; he has a degree in environmental conservation from Antioch College in NH. Murphy, writes and administers grants for the AMC; she has worked for not-for-profits in the past including leading ASRA from 2000 to 2004.

This summer ASRA is doing numerous projects including river clean-ups, invasive plant eradication and mapping. In the fall ASRA will be holding Public Input Workshops in order to hear ideas from the public for goals strategies to improve the river and its watershed.

Those interested in volunteering or with project ideas should contact info@ausableriver.org , 873-3752.

Guided hike planned in Placid

LAKE PLACIDThe Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will offer a Guided Hike to Table Top Mountain (el. 4,427) on Aug. 26. Uncomfortable approaching trailless high peaks on your own? This one-day course will introduce you to the nuances of hiking off trail through a guided trip to the summit. Well discuss safe low-impact travel, route selection, off trail navigation, and the rich natural history of the Adirondacks.

The price of the trip is $50 for members of ADK and $57 for non-members and includes guide and instruction. To register, call ADK at 523-3441. For more information visit www.adk.org or call 523-3441.

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