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Saranac Lake skatepark project in the final stages

Design and concrete companies beginning work in May

After 11 years of fundraising and planning, the Saranac Lake SkatePark Committee has reached the final stage of a long push for a park in the heart of the village.

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Just the bear facts, Mamn | Notes from the North Woods

While the spring season has not yet arrived in all quarters of the region, it’s apparently on the way.

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Stream Dreams! | Conservation Conversations

The Chinese proverb states,” “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

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Outdoor recreation | Notes from the North Woods

It’s been well-established that outdoor activities are beneficial to our overall physical, emotional and mental health.

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Wildflower Walk scheduled for Coon Mountain Preserve

The Adirondack Land Trust will offer a wildflower walk at its Coon Mountain Nature Preserve on on Tuesday, May 5.

Waiting for ice out to turn the trout on! | Notes from the North Woods

It appears the long, hard, Adirondack winter may finally be coming to a conclusion, and while many local anglers are still hauling around their ice fishing gear, it’s time to get out your trout gear as the annual “ice out” grows near.

New endowment established at Adirondack Land Trust

The Adirondack Land Trust is delighted to announce that the F. M. Kirby Foundation has made a $2 million commitment to help fund perpetual care of working farms and forests under conservation easements.

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Champlain Area Trails readies second big hike

Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is teaming up with local businesses to host the second “Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike” on Saturday, May 9. 

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Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H, YMCA-sponsored summer camp to return

Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H and the YMCA are once again offering a certified Summer Day Camp for summer 2015 at the Malone Ice Arena to all area youth 5-12 years of age.

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Black smoke and orange flame | Conservation Conversations

Over 80 Fire fighters from both the United States and Canada trained for crude oil fires involving railroads at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo Colorado recently.

Opening day for trout and April Fools | Notes from the North Woods

Researchers finally confirmed what most children already knew, which is the fact that outdoor recreation provides a variety of important benefits beyond the obvious fun and games.

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Spring will be seasonally delayed | Notes from the North Woods

Although the arrival of the spring season has come and gone, it appears the winter season will continue to maintain command over the local landscape, with a deep snowpack in the woods, and chilly temperatures in the air.

DEC, police rescue stranded Marcy climbers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday, March 22 commended the Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, Environmental Conservation Officers and New York State Police involved in the rescue of a mother and her two sons from the summit of Mt. Marcy in Essex County after searching overnight in extreme weather conditions.

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‘Great Upstate Boat Show’ returns to Qby.’s sports dome next weekend

A boat show that is hosted in a dome for all-weather comfort, is set to open Friday March 27 featuring event discounts, prizes and a wide array of watercraft accessories.

The sporting life: Old as the hills, fresh as the rain | Notes from the North Woods

As has been my custom for more than a decade or so, I recently spent another fine, March day traveling down Schroon Lake way in order to attend the annual Adirondack Sportsman’s Dinner.

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