Invasive Species and Water Pollution -- What You Can Do to Help

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Friends of Saranac River Trail is hosting two treks in July that focus on some of the challenges of the summer. 

Keeping the Lake Clean: Water Pollution Control Plant Tour

Saturday, July 28, 2018 10-11:30 AM is our annual tour of the Water Pollution Control Plant. See what we can do together to keep the Lake clean.

Treks: Photos, Water Pollution Control Plant, Invasive Species

Join Friends of Saranac River Trail over the next month for our mid-Summer treks.

For more information use

info@saranacrivertrail.org

saranacrivertrail.org

https://www.facebook.com/SaranacRiverTrail

 

  • Photo Trek with Ron Nolland and Penny Clute

Saturday, June 23, 2018 10-11:30 AM. 

Meet at Peace Point Park (next to City Marina on the waterfront at the foot of Dock Street)

Join professional photographers Penny Clute and Ron Nolland as we explore the area around Peace Point Park (next to the City Marina). There's lots to explore — the lake, the boaters and anglers, and the every-day things we don't pay attention to. Bring your camera and curiosity.

penelope.clute@gmail.com

ron.nolland@gmail.com

  • Water Pollution Control Plant

Saturday, July 21, 2018 10-11:30 AM.

“It‘s like walking through a chemistry set!“ Meet at the plant at 53 Green Street (parking available there or behind the Amtrak station). This is a rare opportunity to see how the City keeps the lake clean. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to climb some stairs, but the views from the top of the plant are spectacular.

  • Invasive Species along the Saranac River Trail

Saturday, July 28, 2018 10-11:30 AM.

Learn how to identify these unwelcome guests and learn some tips about controlling them in your environment.

 

  • And coming up in late Summer and early Fall...

Downtown Trek 2! The reaction to our Downtown Treks was great, so we‘re going to explore another aspect of downtown. Plans now are to visit 4-5 of the downtown churches focusing on their history and architecture.

Did you miss Downtown Trek 1? Do you wish some of your friends had known about it and been able to join the Trek? Please email us and let us know if you’re interested in a repeat of Downtown Trek 1 (info@saranacrivertrail.org)

Saranac River Trail Greenway — Blue Trails Extension: Conditions Report

The trail will extend from the current westward terminus at George Angell Drive in the City of Plattsburgh to a point approximately 2.15 miles to the west at Reeves Lane in the Town of Plattsburgh. This section of the trail is ready for advancement since it will be constructed on public sector property, extending through the Plattsburgh City School District High School property, the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House and sports complex and westward across City of Plattsburgh property to Reeves Lane. With the views of the river and especially the imperial dam, there is a desire to keep the trail near river.

Clinton County (County) has received Regional Waterfront Program Key Project funds to design the next segment of the Saranac River Trail Greenway in the City and Town of Plattsburgh.This project is supported by funding from the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of State (DOS) Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. 

 

Thanks to Boire Benner Group for Our Great Brochure!

Articles about Jane's Walk: Downtown Plattsburgh on National Trails Day, June 2, 2018 10-11:30 AM

Join us for the walk on May 5, 2018, repeated on National Trails Day, June 2, 2018.

Thanks to everyone who has liked and shared the article on Facebook. The Walk has attracted interest and support far and wide. Nice to hear from friends in the area and a bit further afield -- Oxford (England), New York City, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Hudson, Delaware, Aberdeen (Scotland), and friends from Wakefield High School (Arlington, VA). 

So far, the weather predictions are favorable for the 5th, but keep your fingers crossed!

Support us by spreading the word to meet in front of City Hall at 10 AM on May 5.

Don't be a pest or nag, but a subtle reminder to yourself and friends a few days before the work would be greatly appreciated. The usual channels -- in person, telephone, message, and social media -- can help.

Here's the answer to the most-asked question about the walk:

Which way does the walk go? We know it starts at City Hall, but where next? Answer: We'll decide on the 5th depending on how many people show up. If you want to do some shopping at the Co-op or Dresscode, join the group that starts at the Early/Logan studio at 4 MacDoough Street and ends at the Co-op and Dresscode. The other group will go the other way.

Article from the Sun.

Article from the Press-Republican.

Downtown Plattsburgh Jane's Walk

Friends of Saranac River Trail Announce:

Jane’s Walk: Plattsburgh

Trail News from DC

Saranac River Trail and Greenway: Moving Forward with New Detail Documents

New documents with lots of maps and details! Exciting things are happening in the world of Saranac River Trail. Details about Phase 2 of Saranac River Trail and Blue Trails extension of Saranac River Trail Greenway. Even more exciting, funding for Phase 3 of Saranac River Trail has been approved (see separate article), so we'll have even more Saranac River Trail!

Final Design Report for Phase 2 of Saranac River Trail

Connect Plattsburgh City Hall/ MacDonough Park, NYSEG Site and Stafford Middle School to the existing Saranac River Trail (SRT) and surrounding trail systems via new multi-use paths and improving on-street pedestrian and bicycle accommodations as outlined by the City of Plattsburgh in their August 15, 2013 Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) application.

Download Document Here

Saranac River Trail Greenway -- Blue Trails Extension: Conditions Report

The trail will extend from the current westward terminus at George Angell Drive in the City of Plattsburgh to a point approximately 2.15 miles to the west at Reeves Lane in the Town of Plattsburgh. This section of the trail is ready for advancement since it will be constructed on public sector property, extending through the Plattsburgh City School District High School property, the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House and sports complex and westward across City of Plattsburgh property to Reeves Lane. With the views of the river and especially the imperial dam, there is a desire to keep the trail near river.

Clinton County (County) has received Regional Waterfront Program Key Project funds to design the next segment of the Saranac River Trail Greenway in the City and Town of Plattsburgh.This project is supported by funding from the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of State (DOS) Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. 

Photos from Nature Trek

Check out some pictures from last Saturday's Nature Trek. We hope to see you all join us next Saturday for our Photo Trek!

Invasive Species along the Saranac River Trail

Zachary Simek from Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program showing spotted knapweed (an invasive species) to the Nature Trek for Friends of Saranac River Trail on August 15, 2015.

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