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Foreign invaders taking over | Notes from the North Woods

If foreign armies had advanced as deeply into the Adirondack Park as the current invasion of invasive plants has progressed, local citizens would be up in arms.

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Nothing fishy here! | Conservation Conversations

The Boquet River Association hosted the first annual Fish Fest Saturday the 28th in Elizabethtown.

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Independence Day events scheduled in Indian Lake

 A full weekend of events is planned for the Indian Lake area’s Independence Day Celebration.

Dogs at the beach

MINERVA — Yes, there will be dogs. Lots of them – all sizes, ages, and breeds. They will be at Minerva Beach Saturday, July 12, for the second annual “All breed Fun Dog Show,” and (with a new twist this year) the, “Adirondack Iron Dog Challenge.”

DEC holds forest ranger training

 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a swift water training for approximately 20 forest rangers, who make up about half of Region 5’s force, June 12 on the Sacandaga River in Hadley.

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Bennett swipes her way to record books

A record that was broken just last year by former MVAC softball player Kylee Cassavaugh of Elizabethtown-Lewis was broken once again this season by an MVAC softball player.

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In camp and on the river | Notes from the North Woods

Every now and then, in the Adirondacks the stars, and the moon and the sky line up in just the perfect manner to provide a perfect end to a perfect day.

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Road trip adventures | Conservation Conversations

The fly fishing competitions are over for this spring, the bass and pike fishing is underway and the summer sun is making the corn, beans, hay crop and pastures grow!

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USA Regional Fly Fishing Competition | Conservation Conversations

Irene may have torn up Essex County roads and some of the rivers, but even after all the flooding and destruction, the West Branch of the Ausable is still a haven for fly fishing.

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Who is doing what in the outdoors? | Notes from the North Woods

Across the nation, there are a wide variety of outdoor recreational options that remain available for a majority of the year as long as the weather remains fair, the beaches stay open and the rivers continue to flow.

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Loons and Logs a hit

Adirondack Interpretive Center fundraiser

The third annual “Loons and Logs” day May 24 at the Adirondack Interpretive Center was a success said coordinators.

Adirondack Interpretive center to feature new exhibit

Northern Forest Room coming soon

The State University Of New York College Of Environmental Science And Forestry and the Northern Forest Institute are currently renovating an existing exhibit room at the interpretive center.

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Hamilton County-audubon paradise

Annual Adirondack Birding Festival activities set

The 10th annual Adirondack Birding Festival is set to take place June 13 through June 15 with activities in various Hamilton County locations including Long Lake, Indian Lake, Speculator, Racquette, Blue Mountain Lake, Piseco, Lake Pleasant and Inlet.

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New visitors center and park upgrades approved in Bolton

By late 2015, Bolton will likely have a new, welcoming town visitors center as well as a host of improvements to Rogers Park, which hosts a variety of lakeside events.

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Lake George boat inspections lauded; lake invasive control efforts underway

Not long ago, boaters decried a proposed Lake George boat inspection program, but now that it's in place and protecting the purity and pristine recreational quality of the lake, criticism has ceased.