Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of Saranac River Trail Trek: June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016: This Trek will introduce participants to numerous wild edible and medicinal plants found throughout the Champlain Valley. Topics will include developing plant identification skills, as well as sustainable harvesting and preparation techniques. Led by Dr. Michael Burgess

Start at 9 AM near Riverside cemetery on Steltzer Street and move toward George Angell drive. The Trek lasts about 90 minutes.


Saranac River Trail Invaded (Invasive Species Trek -- July 23, 2016)

Join Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, Zachary Simek, to learn about the ecological threats posed by invasive species by attending a trek along the Saranac River Trail. Topics covered will include how to identify, report, and manage some of the pests currently affecting the Adirondack Park.

The Trek is free and reservations are not required, but it helps us plan if you register at http://bit.ly/2016NatureTrek

Stroller Trek - July 16, 2014 9-11 AM

Calling all new parents! Saranac River Trail is perfect for strollers, so come out and enjoy the river. Meet other new parents, get some exercise, and even get a playdate in. We'll meet at 9 AM at Steltzer Road by the Riverside Cemetery. Friends of Saranac River Trail Treks are free, and no reservations are required, but it helps us if you do register (and we'll remind you a couple of days before). Register at http://bit.ly/2016StrollerTrek

Visit our Facebook Page at facebook.com/SaranacRiverTrail and click Sign Up to keep in touch -- we have more Treks in the works.

National Trails Day Cleanup June 4, 2016 and Next Treks

The annual Saranac River Trail cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9-11 AM. Meet at Pine Street and Saranac Street (by the Max Moore Treehouse). We’ll have bags, pickers, and safety vests.
Plans for the rest of the summer are shaping up with a Stroller Trek scheduled for July 16, 2016 (meet at 9 AM at Steltzer Road by the Riverside Cemetery). Later in the summer there will be Photo Treks, another Water Pollution Control Plant Trek, Ecology of Saranac River Trail, Invasive Species along Saranac River Trail, Industry along Saranac River Trail, and more. Visit our Facebook Page at facebook.com/SaranacRiverTrail and click Sign Up to keep in touch.

National Trails Day -- Cleanup

The first Saturday in June is National Trails Day (sponsored by the American Hiking Society (http://nationaltrailsday.americanhiking.org). We celebrate it with a cleanup along the Sarana River Trail.

Meet at Saranac Street Bridge and Pine Street at 9 AM on Saturday June 4, 2016. We’ll spread out along the Trail From the Max Moore Memorial Treehouse to the SUNY campus and George Angell Drive.

Members of Sunrise Rotary and Adirondack Chapter - Adirondack Mountain Club will once again join us (thanks very much to them and everyone else who participates!).

We’ll have gloves, bags, and pickers available for volunteers to help clean up the Trail thanks to the City of Plattsburgh Department of Public Works.

Register here and we'll send you a reminder a few days before -- http://bit.ly/SRTcleanup2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Counting on Saranac River Trail

Data thanks to Clinton County Department of Health. Measured Saranac River Trail users. (A few months of missing data during the shake-down period.) Check back for updates!

Month 2014-15 2015-16
November 4230 5965
December 2428 3639
January 1976 2736
February 2543 2946
March 4893 5347
April 9682 8675
May -  
June -  
July 6875  
August 8947  
September 11612  
October 8190  

Saranac River Trail Greenway: Feasibility Study Public Presentation

Join us at Town of Plattsburgh Town Hall,151 Banker Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-7307 from 6-8 PM on Tuesday May 10, 2016 for a presentation of the report. The public is invited and comments are welcomed at the meeting.

Members of the SRTG Board will review the document focusing on:

  • Overview
  • Economic Benefits and Trail Typologies
  • Existing Conditions through Alignment Options
  • Recommended Alignment (east half)
  • Recommended Alignment (west half)
  • Visualizing SRTG and Next Steps
  • Comments and discussion

Alternative alignments are shown for many parts of the greenway trail. They will be further discussed and refined in the next steps.

Discover Plattsburgh/Discover Service Plattsburgh April 14 2016

Joanne Dahlen and Jesse Feiler at the Sunrise Rotary/Friends of Saranac River Trail table for Discover Plattsburgh/Discover Service 

Win a Free Hoodie at Discover Plattsburgh, Discover Service

Join us at the Recreation Center on April 11, 2016 3-6 PM for Discover Plattsburgh/Discover Service. Register at our table for a chance to win a Friends of Saranac River Trail hoodie. (Drawing will be held at end of the day. You don’t need to be present to win.) 

You can also support Friends of Saranac River Trail with a hoodie emblazoned with our logo. You can buy one at http://bit.ly/srthoodie. (A portion of the cost goes to help support our programming.)

2016 Planning Meeting: Community Room, City Hall

Thanks to Lake Champlain Basin Program, our funding for another season of Talks, Treks, & Tasks has been renewed. We need your help so that we can plan the most useful events .

All are welcome. Bring your ideas about what you’d like to see this year. In addition to repeating some of last year’s Treks, we’re already considering a downtown Trek to focus on the construction of the new Durkee Street bridge across the Saranac River. That construction should start in the fall of this year.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm


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