Notes from the North Woods
Adirondackers have again begun practicing that old, familiar wave.
The weather has gone from winter to summer in about three days. The lack of rain and hot sun are warming things up and drying things out.
A century ago, family farms were common throughout the Adirondacks, providing local food to area residents — but industrialized farming took its place in the mid-1900s. But now, after a 70-year absence, small farms in the Adirondacks are on the rebound. One milestone in this trend is that fresh, naturally-grown vegetables, meat, eggs and yogurt — all produced locally in the Adirondacks — will be available this summer in Warrensburg as well as North Creek and Glens Falls due to a new Farm Share program.
Students from the Wadleigh Secondary School and Frederick Douglass Academy II in Harlem spent three days with students from Willsboro Central School, part of a College For Every Student (CFES) exchange program between the two districts.
Adirondack Adventure Festival also set
It’s time to celebrate the 56th Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby and 4th Annual Adirondack Adventure Festival May 3-5.
Work on the new radio tower on Little Whiteface will move forward after concerns over the mating habits of an endangered bird were raised last week.
Notes from the North Woods
Most rivers and streams are still running high, with waterconnected by natural rhythms.
All my life I have loved the adventure of traveling.
Empire State Development officials this week launched a webpage for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Adirondack Challenge whitewater rafting event on the I Love NY website.
Banding station to open May 4
The Crown Point State Historic Site will mark its 38th year of bird banding with a special program Saturday, May 4. To celebrate the opening of the Crown Point Bird Banding Association station at the site, the Friends of the Crown Point Historic Site will host Gary Lee, who will present a free program at 1 p.m. in the site’s museum auditorium.
Essex County is joining with its neighbors to keep invasive plant species out of Lake George.
As the snow receded in downtown Plattsburgh, places like Trinity Park became marred by the presence of litter and leaves blowing around like urban tumbleweed.
Groups to join forces for May 11 effort
Ticonderoga is going to get a spring cleaning. A host of local groups will join forces for a community clean-up project Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Taking part will be the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, Ticonderoga Kiwanis, Ticonderoga Central School and the town of Ticonderoga along with volunteers.
Lake George Park Commission adopts draft plan
Boats entering Lake George will likely be required to be inspected and decontaminated starting in 2014 in an effort to keep invasive species from the lake.
Nature Conservancy gives $500,000 for economic development
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday, April 23 announced that New York state closed on 9,300 acres of the former Finch Pruyn lands in the Adirondacks.