Congratulations Onondaga Chapter of the ADK! We are now over 1,270 members strong making us one of the larger chapters in or outside of the Blue Line. And as you know we are one of the most active chapters as well offering many activities throughout the year. Continue reading View From the Chair – Dick Harper
Sigi Schwinge was recognized for her dedicated, energetic and enthusiastic service and leadership with many chapter projects. She served as Chapter Vice Chair for two years and presently as liaison to the FLTC in her role on the FLTC Board of Managers. Sigi Is one of our most active promoters of the FLT/NCT trails, through organizing hikes and exhibits and disseminating brochures. She volunteers whenever a job needs doing and is a frequent hike leader and work trip leader, loyal trail steward in Pigeon Lake Wilderness with the West Mountain Trail and others there that need maintenance and Highland Forest on the joint Finger Lakes and North Country National Scenic Trails. Twice she organized the Onondaga Trail end-to-end hike series. Sigi is truly deserving of the recognition.
ADK-On recognizes volunteers for specific services to the chapter:
Trail Master Award-Ed O’Shea. Ed spends many hours out on the trail annually clearing blowdown and fallen logs using a two person cross cut saw and keeping our trails open for hikers . Continue reading 2012 Chapter Volunteer Recognitions
Nominations must be made in writing (email is acceptable) and received by Mary Coffin firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept 1, 2013. The Awards Committee is accepting written nominations for the 2013 Chapter Distinguished Volunteer Award. ADK-ON recognizesan individual who has made major contributions to the Onondaga Chapter either for a specific project or for many years of service and who has demonstrated outstanding volunteerism, leadership or is a role model for the membership.
Susan & William Cadmus, David DuBois, Patricia Golden, Nancy McCracken, Nate Moser, Cindy Rahrle, Keith Spencer, Mike Brisbin, Shiela Coon, Dave & Kelly Dunn, Chris Keller, Sharon & James Maher, Erica Schreiner, Jonathan & Micki Tice, Suzann & Larry Andrews, Michelle Brown, Diane Case, Todd Cecchini, Daniel Curry, Daniel Goetzmann, Linda & Dennis Goodrich, Ellen Hammer & Gary Leavitt, Helen Jacoby & Peter Cannavo, Michael Maute, Chuck Mitchell, Pam & Jim Kedenburg, Nicole Richardson, Paul Roy, Aaron Sadowski, Jake Snyder, Douglas Zamelis.
Please wish Al Obrist a belated happy birthday the next time you see him. He turned 95 on Jauary 14. Happy Birthday Al!
If I were to evaluate our chapter at this time (like a State of the Union address), I would have to say that it is in pretty good shape. Our membership is up (thanks to Peg Whaley), our finances are in the black (thanks to Kathy Disque), we have a full schedule of varied activities (thanks to Lisa Druke, as well as Mary Dineen and Chris Kotula), ample educational projects are provided (thanks to Lucy Hawkins), our extensive system of trails are properly maintained (thanks to Tony Rodriguez), we are notified of events (thanks to Mike Loftus), we are kept up to date on conservation issues (thanks to Mary Coffin), our events are made known to the public (thanks to Jenna Weitzel), Continue reading View From the Chair – Dick Lightcap
Invasive Species: Passed both houses. Signed by Governor Cuomo.
This bill would give the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) authority, in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) and in consultation with the Invasive Species Council (the Council), to regulate the sale, purchase, possession, introduction, importation, and transport of invasive species. Continue reading News Items from Lake George