National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day | Elizabethtown Column

I hope everyone had a peaceful Easter holiday. Now that April is winding down, we begin the task of Spring clean-ups, preparing for the time of yard sales, parades and the beginning of the busy summer season.

Saturday, April 26, is National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Kinney Drugstore. It’s not safe or healthy to flush medications, protect our beautiful rivers, take your unused or expired prescription medications to the store for proper disposal.

As the weather is changing and we are beginning our outdoor clean-ups. Town Hall would like you to know that the Elizabethtown brush dump is open daily for town residents. The rules are still the same, only natural lawn and yard debris is allowed, NO construction material, branches can not be over 3 inches in diameter, respect this or DEC would be given the opportunity to close the the dump.

Town Hall is also asking any resident who enjoys our Blueberry Trails, to be considerate of wet muddy spots on the trails. Some spots will be roped off with police tape to remind hikers, ATV riders and others to avoid these areas, so that no added damage will be done to those spots. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful pristine area for us to use, please appreciate what we have.

On Friday, April 25, New York Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator Joe Racetle will be speaking at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on “Timber Rattlesnakes in Folklore and Fiction”. This interesting topic is sponsored by the Northeast Wilderness Trust, Elizabeth Lee, and Champlain Area Trails.

CATS, Champlain Area Trails is needing volunteers to help prep the trails on Saturday, April 26, for the Grand Inn to Inn Trail Hike. If interested meet at the Dogwood Bakery in Wadhams at 9 a.m. You need to bring your own clippers, loppers and water.

The North Country SPCA is having a Spring Cleaning Adoption Event this April. They are looking for responsible loving homes to adopt adult cats for FREE. Spring is the time of year that they expect an influx of kittens, so they need to make room. Adopting an adult cat is an excellent way to provide a companion for an elderly or shut-in person or to teach responsibility to children.

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