Archive for 'Environmental News'
Will you get a little dirty for clean water? Please join the Lake Champlain Committee, the League of Women Voters of the North Country and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation this Sunday, April 23 at an April Stools’ Day clean-up at Point Au Roche State Park from 1 PM – 3 PM. Enjoy […]
By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru’s aging sewer infrastructure became strikingly clear during the heavy April 6/7/8 rainfall as a red light flashed at the Maiden Lane lift station. Lift station pumps couldn’t handle the combined storm water-sewage flow resulting in approximately 500 gallons of untreated liquid flowing into the nearby brook and one […]
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released the Draft Buck Pond Campground Unit Management Plan (UMP) for review. The draft UMP would guide management actions for the Buck Pond Public Campground over the next five years. The campground is located on County Route 60, also known as Gabriels-Onchiota Road, .4 mile […]
‘WAVE’ Project Connects New Yorkers with Health of Rivers and Streams and Hands-on Training WAVE Volunteer Training Starts in May at Multiple Locations Including Plattsburgh & Willsboro The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that DEC is actively recruiting volunteers for the 2017 summer sampling season to conduct water quality assessments […]
Next Wednesday 3/15/17 we will have our Cast-Off Meeting for 2017. All interested youth anglers within the Adirondack Region are welcome to attend. The meeting is at the Peru Town Hall, basement level, 5:30-700pm. Administrative opportunities are available within the club for area youth interested in learning more about Marketing, Advertising, Sponsorship, and Fund Raising. […]
Forest Ranger Actions for 2/26 – 3/5/17 Recent missions carried out by DEC Forest Rangers include: Town of Coxsackie Greene County Recovery: On Feb. 26 at 6:33 p.m., Lt. Kevin Beiter was alerted that a human skull was found in the Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area in Coxsackie, just off of Four Mile Point Road. […]
Despite Four Fatalities, DEC Records Lowest Number of Hunting-Related Shooting Incidents on Record The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the 2016 hunting season in New York had only 13 hunting-related shooting incidents, the lowest number on record since DEC began compiling hunting-related shooting statistics in 1958. “Hunting is a proud tradition […]
Posted: March 6th, 2017 under Adirondack Region News, Business News, Education News, Environmental News, General News, Law Enforcement News, Northern NY News, Peru/Regional History, State Government News.
BEWARE Peru and possibly regional electric and gas users. A VERY high pressure representative of Just Energy, an Energy Service Company (ESCO), is in town trying to sign people up to very high fixed green energy electric and gas rates. Personal opinion: DO NOT sign-up without extensive research. I called the NYS Public Service Commission. They […]
Climate Change in the North Country with Dr. Curt Stager Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. Climate change is about more than distant polar bears and rising sea levels. It is happening here, too. What changes are already under way, how do we know, and what changes may be coming in the future? Taking the […]
By John T. Ryan Peru – Oftentimes the most interesting part of a Peru Town Board meeting comes up under “Other Business” when Counselor Brandy McDonald reports on what’s going on in and about town. At the Monday, February 13th meeting his subject was coyotes. McDonald reported that about seventy coyotes have been shot in […]
Posted: February 26th, 2017 under Adirondack Region News, Agricultural News, Education News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, State Government News, Town Board News.
A Message from the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program Northern New York. Two soybean diseases not previously confirmed in Northern New York crops were identified in 2016 by the annual corn and soybean disease survey and assessment funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. The proactive disease assessment program helps protect the […]
Mahoney’s Auto Mall and Employee Andrew Fuller Plead Guilty to Environmental Law Crimes; Must Pay $187,500 in Fines CANTON – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the conviction of Mahoney’s Auto Mall, Inc. (“Mahoney’s”) and its employee, Andrew Fuller, for violations of the Environmental Conservation Law […]
Forest Ranger Actions for 2/6 – 2/12/17 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations, and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured, or distressed people from New York’s backcountry. In 2016, […]
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) are reminding snowmobilers to ride responsibly and put safety first as they enjoy the state’s abundant snowmobiling opportunities. “With recent tragedies in mind, DEC is encouraging snowmobilers to follow common sense safety recommendations. In addition to wearing […]
The Alice T. Miner Museum Presents Climate Change in the North Country – A Talk by Dr. Curt Stager Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Chazy, N.Y.—The Alice T. Miner Museum is pleased to announce that Dr. Curt Stager, professor of natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College, will speak on the regional impact of climate change […]
Posted: February 7th, 2017 under Adirondack Region News, Agricultural News, Business News, Community Events, Education News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru/Regional History, Regional NY-VT. News, Weather News/History.
From the NYS DEC More than 50 species of trees and shrubs from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Saratoga Tree Nursery are now available to public and private landowners and schools, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. Winter winds often cause blowing and drifting snow that can create hazardous road conditions, […]
Source: Can tiny North Hudson serve as the Adirondack Park’s gateway? | NCPR News
Posted: January 25th, 2017 under Adirondack Region News, Business News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru/Regional History, Regional NY-VT. News, State Government News, State Legislator News.
From the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Hunters are invited to submit recommendations to regional Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces to help set the dates of the fall 2017 duck hunting seasons for each of the state’s waterfowl hunting zones by Feb. 19, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. DEC evaluates […]
PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide scholarships for interested young men and women 11 to 17 years old to attend DEC’s popular summer camp program. Source: DEC camper scholarships now available – Sun Community News & Printing
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In November, ECO Jennifer Okonuk began an investigation into the complaint of waste tires being stored at an auto repair facility in the […]
New Yorkers that love the outdoors and are looking for summer employment are invited to participate in free lifeguard qualifying procedures beginning January 21, 2017, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. Seasonal lifeguard positions are available at DEC campgrounds throughout the Adirondack and Catskill parks this summer. The current hourly […]
OK Slip falls in the Adirondacks was closed to the public for decades. Thanks to a deal orchestrated by the Nature Conservancy, the trail is open now and it leads to glorious vista. Source: A winter trek to OK Slip Falls, a new Adirondack gem | NCPR News
AGENDA – Peru Planning Board, WEDNESDAY, January 11, 2017 @ 7:00 PM CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of December 14, 2016 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Continuation of a Site Plan Review: P-2016-027 College Auxiliary Services PSU Continuation of a Site Plan Review – Hotel/Motel 3714 State Rt. 9 […]
By John T. Ryan Peru – NYSEG has informed the Town of Peru that in 2017 it will be bring natural gas service to the Cayea Road, Henry Sr. Drive and portions of the Lapham Mills Road (299, 315-349, 128) and Rock Road (336-384) in 2017. In 2018 NYSEG has plans to bring gas to […]
Source: The Adirondack Park is about to change. You better chime in. | NCPR News
This winter, State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wildlife biologists are seeking the public’s help to learn about new black bear dens throughout New York. As part of DEC’s ongoing monitoring of black bears in New York, wildlife biologists periodically check on black bears during the winter den season. The bears may be fitted with […]
By John T. Ryan Peru – Dairy farming has undergone a worldwide revolutionary change over the past half-century including here in Peru. Manure disposal is the change most evident to local residents. Huge trucks and spreaders transport manure on rural roads to distant fields and when the manure is spread the odor can be […]
October 22, 2016 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. PLATTSBURGH POLICE DEPARTMENT PLATTSBURGH PD 45 PINE STREET PLATTSBURGH NY, 12901 or KINNEY DRUGS […]
Source: Adirondack Park wilderness expands, but critics see missed opportunities | NCPR News
Public Information Meetings on Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Lake Champlain Drainage Basin Regulations
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold two Public Information Meetings on October 13, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the proposed nYS rulemaking to amend Part 830 of Title 6 of the Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York to upgrade the […]
October 4, 2016 Low water at boat launchDue to the ongoing drought conditions in New York State, many waters are significantly below average water levels for this time of year. While many DEC boat launches are still useable by shallow draft boats, boaters desiring to launch larger, deeper draft waters may have difficulties on many […]
Wild Turkey, Waterfowl and Pheasant Seasons New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that several small game hunting seasons open October 1. In addition, there are special youth-only hunting seasons for pheasants and waterfowl opening prior to the start of the regular season. “Hunting is a proud tradition in […]
Tiah Dowling has written such a good story, the Peru Gazette will rely on her reporting for the Peru Town Board’s last meeting. We will be doing follow-ups on the Lyon Road School and the Courthouse. PERU — Lawmakers had plenty to celebrate during last week’s town meeting. Source: Peru celebrates new court house, sewer […]
Deer Management Permit Application Deadline Is October 1 DEC Invites Hunters to Help Track Deer Populations New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that early bowhunting seasons for deer in New York State will be starting soon. Early bow season for deer begins in the Northern Zone at […]
PLATTSBURGH — The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but it might fall off sooner than normal. Source: Local orchards seeing smaller apples this fall – Sun Community News & Printing
Register Now for Cornell Cooperative Extension After School or 4-H Club Programs Northern New York. The Cornell Cooperative Extension associations in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties are inviting youth, ages 5 to 19, to register for fun learning activities through After School programs and 4-H clubs. The new year for the […]
Posted: September 14th, 2016 under Adirondack Region News, Agricultural News, Arts and Entertainment, Community Events, Education News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Youth News.
By John T. Ryan Last Saturday the Ausable River Association (AsRA), in partnership with the Kayak Shack of Plattsburgh, hosted a Paddling River Clean-Up Saturday in Peru. AsRA worked with the Kayak Shack at their Baggs’ Landing location to remove trash in and along the banks of the Ausable River from Carpenter’s Flats to the […]
Posted: September 2nd, 2016 under Adirondack Region News, Community Events, Education News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru/Regional History, Regional NY-VT. News.
Three hail storms earlier this summer severely damaged apples in several Peru Orchards. This McIntosh apple photo was taken this morning. The apples will be sold for processing into apple sauce or juice. The price will be a fraction of the normal Grade A price.
The Ausable River Association (AsRA), in partnership with the Kayak Shack of Plattsburgh, is hosting a Paddling River Clean-Up Saturday, August 27th in Peru. The clean-up is open to all community members who want to restore and protect the beauty of the Ausable River. “Volunteers will immediately see the results of their hard work improving […]
Posted: August 22nd, 2016 under Adirondack Region News, Community Events, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Regional NY-VT. News, Things to do in & near Peru.
By John T. Ryan Peru – America’s aging infrastructure is constantly in the news and Peru’s infrastructure is no exception. A Town Board commissioned study completed in March 2015 revealed that Peru’s sewage delivery system needs repairs and upgrades estimated to cost more than $4.5 million. Improvements of this nature are typically paid for by […]
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos has approved the Wilmington Wild Forest Unit Management Plan Amendment. The Amendment provides for rerouting some trails, developing 4.8 miles of new mountain biking trails, and constructing two additional parking lots. Other provisions in the amended management plan include: Reroute and improvement to the Cooper Kill Trail, a multi-use trail classified […]
AU SABLE FORKS — Local producers have their fingers crossed for a bumper crop of blueberries this summer. Source: Local blueberry growers hope for bumper crop – Sun Community News & Printing
Cornell Cooperative Extension and Adirondack Harvest are sponsoring Meet Your Farmer on Saturday, July 16 from 10:00-2:00. Several local farms in Clinton County will be opening their doors and encouraging the public to come see their operations. The farms will be holding tours and/or farm activities at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm and will answer questions […]
Posted: July 8th, 2016 under Adirondack Region News, Agricultural News, Business News, Community Events, Education News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Things to do in & near Peru.
Forrence Orchards, Northern Orchards already battling fire blight, other challenges. Source: Hail pelts Peru apples; puts bite in crop quality | Local News | pressrepublican.com
New York owners of 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars also will be able to have their vehicles bought back by the company for the full, pre-scandal fair market value and will receive cash payments of at least $5,100. Alternately, owners can choose to keep their vehicle, wait to see if Volkswagen […]
From the office of State Senator Betty Little The State Senate today approved legislation that would allow campground owners to place liens on recreational vehicles (RVs) when guests fail to pay occupancy fees and other charges or abandon their vehicles. Senator Betty Little sponsored the bill (S.1684b) after hearing from the Campground Owners of New […]
Kick-Off Workshop to Take Place in the Stafford Science Building atrium at Clinton Community College June 15 from 5:30-7:30PM Solarize Adirondack Coast is taking part in Community Solar NY, a program that will make investing in solar power easier and more affordable for local residents and businesses throughout Clinton and northern Essex Counties. Community Solar NY […]
Town Board Schedules Workshop to Clarify Costs and Priorities By John T. Ryan Candidates for national office often talk about the need to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Peru’s sewer line infrastructure is a good example. Last March former Water-Sewer Department Superintendent Greg Timmons reported that an AES Engineering long-range study commissioned by the Town Board had […]
On May 19, 2014 The Peru Gazette published a story on Art Ford’s beautiful garden along the Clintonville Rd. Earlier this week Joanne Kennedy stopped by to take spring 2016 photos and was kind enough to send a few to us. Peru Gazette reader Shirley Evans reported today that the tulips are still out and […]
Board meeting rescheduled from May 23 to May 25th. AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – May 25 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes of the May 9, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Lyon Road Schoolhouse Repairs DISCUSSION: Town Tennis Courts. DISCUSSION: Town Court J Cap […]
Stores, not including Lowe’s in Plattsburgh, violated Nutrient Runoff Law, AG says. Source: Lowe’s, Home Depot fined after fertilizer violation | Local News | pressrepublican.com
By John T. Ryan The Peru Highway Department’s sand-salt storage structure will be undergoing significant repairs this summer. On April 25th, the Town Board approved purchase of 20 steel replacement uprights from Jeffords Steel of Plattsburgh at a cost of $12,981. At its May 10th meeting the Board approved purchase of a new fabric cover […]
Source: State officials rethink plan to tear up Adirondack train track | NCPR News
Peru – April 30, 2016 59 degrees, sunny and absolutely beautiful at Heyworth/Mason Park about 5 p.m today. This morning volunteers planted trees along the park riverbank. This afternoon joggers, families and teens were enjoying the park and walking trail. Jerry Ero, who planted trees this morning, was back. This time he was picking up […]
Approximately 20 volunteers planted about 225 trees this morning at Heyworth/Mason Park. The goal was to prevent or reduce river erosion. The trees were donated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The program was coordinated by the Clinton County Soil and Conservation District and Adele Douglas here in Peru. It was an absolutely beautiful […]
Posted: April 30th, 2016 under Adirondack Region News, Agricultural News, Community Events, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Town Board News.
Code Enforcement Hiring Progresses Park Vandalism Continues Trees to be Planted Along River Mower Purchased From Local Business And More By John T. Ryan Peru – The building season is beginning; however, Peru doesn’t have a full-time Code Enforcement Officer (CEO). Frank Slycord, the previous CEO, left his job in early March. Commenting at the […]
Source: Top APA commissioner says Cuomo “undermining” Adirondack protections | NCPR News