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In Memoriam

June 13th, 2014|Categories: 2014 - Summer|Tags: |

Dr. William Ehling, a professor emeritus of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, died on February 7 at 93 years of age.  He was a long-time member of Onondaga Chapter, serving as governor (director) of the chapter and conservation chairperson. He also wrote several guidebooks on hiking, cross-country skiing and canoeing for Central New York, the [...]

North Country National Scenic Trail Day Events 9/27/14

March 13th, 2014|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |

ADK-ON will celebrate the first Annual North Country National Scenic Trail Day to be held on the 4th Saturday in September annually starting Sept. 27, 2014. It will be conjunction with National Public Lands and Hunting and Fishing Days. Imagine the profile North Country National Scenic Trail [NCNST] will gain when all sponsoring organizations host [...]

Trails Status Update – Tony Rodriguez

February 24th, 2014|Categories: 2014 - Spring, Newsletters|Tags: , |

Trail Stewards and Workers alert: The Finger Lakes Trail Conference (FLTC) is in the process of entering into a new Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with NYSDEC Region 7, which will become effective this Spring and replace the old AANR Agreement. As part of this agreement all our maintainers who work, or might work, on DEC lands [...]

Welcome New Members

February 12th, 2014|Categories: 2014 - Spring, Newsletters|Tags: |

Susan Bell, Stephen Bollenbacher, John Brussel, Suzanne & Robert Druger, James Florini, Ron Gay, Daniel & Kitty Hayes, Thomas Holtsbery, Kenneth & Lynn Knapp, Christopher Lawrence, Dan Naschke, Richard & Patricia Pitzeruse, Diane Slowik, Megan Williams, Cheryl Bloomer, Marcia Brenizer, Robert & Kristin Buchanan, Erin Callahan, Diane Cross, Mary Fedorko, Karen & Noah Felice, Cynthia [...]

Aquatic Invasive Species

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

ADK has a strong history of defending water bodies in the Adirondacks and across New York, whether that threat comes from power plants causing acid rain or from hydraulic fracturing. Today, another culprit threatens New York's invaluable water resources: Aquatic Invasive Species. While most nonnative species introduced into foreign water bodies fail to reproduce and [...]

Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor UMP

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

In September, DEC and the Department of Transportation (DOT) gave public notice that they were accepting comments regarding whether or not to amend the Remsen–Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan (UMP). The decision to amend the UMP is not a decision to utilize the corridor either as a completed rail corridor or as a [...]

Essex Chain Lakes Classification

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

The Adirondack Mountain Club, the Adirondack Council, Protect the Adirondacks, and Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve are all calling for the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to go slowly in making a final recommendation to Gov. Andrew Cuomo about the classification and management of roughly 40,000 acres of new and existing Forest Preserve in [...]

Board of Directors Notes, 9-28-13 – Bob Husband

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

Club finances are in good shape with an operating surplus of $115,000. This is $129,000 better than budget through August 31. North country operations and donations continue strong this year but publications is the most negative. The improvements to the Heart Lake property that will be using the CFA grant money are entering the permit [...]

End to End Hiker Passes Through CNY – Mary Coffin 9/29/13

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

Through hiker Luke Jordan, trail name “Strider”, aspires to become the 12th hiker to complete the 4,600 mile North Country National Scenic Trail. When he completes this remarkable accomplishment he will be the youngest at 20 something and the first hiker to include the proposed Vermont extension that connects to the Long Trail and Appalachian [...]

Adirondack Explorations for the North Country Trail 2013 – Mary Coffin

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

Again this summer ADK-ON members helped to scout and GPS potential routes for the North Country National Scenic Trail as it crosses the Adirondacks. We scheduled one backpack trip and several day trips with which Onondaga members helped to scout, evaluate and field check the route. In June a small group backpacked into and camped [...]

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