Future: Saranac River Trail Feasibility Study Brochure

Picture Perfect!

Photo's 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!

Waste Water Treatment Plant Trek

One of the least known and most important buildings along the lake shore in Plattsburgh is the waste water treatment plant. Friends of Saranac River Trail (with a grant from Lake Champlain Basin Program) toured the plant on June 20, 2015.

Clinton County Fair -- Friends of Saranac River Trail and Greenway

Did you see us at the Clinton County Fair? We asked people to step into our Photo Booth and show us how they use the Trail. Register to receive updates on all things Saranac River Trail.

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.

For Immediate Release: Saranac River Trail Invaded!

Join  Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Programs Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, Zachary Simek, to learn about the ecological threats posed by invasive

Saranac River Trail at Clinton County Fair

What kind of trail user are you? Join the #srtgtrailblazers in our photo booth at Building 31 to choose your trail activities.

Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 8:00pm

Talks, Treks & Tasks 2015

Join us along the Saranac River Trail this summer with friends and family for our series of events called Talks, Treks & Tasks. These events include one-hour treks along the Trail focusing on History, Fishing, Kids, Nature, Bioblitz, Photo and even our Water Pollution Control Plant — all highlighting different aspects of our beloved Saranac River and the Trail.

 

As Mayor James Calnon says,

“The City of Plattsburgh residents have benefited greatly from the development of the Saranac River Trail. We all understand that the trail allows for Treks, but this year we are calling attention to how it relates to History and to ways that we can interact with the trail’s environment.  The Friends of the Trail are adding “Talks and Tasks” to our Treks this year.  I look forward to that expanded experience for both residents and visitors. Discover Plattsburgh!”

 

More information: 

Visit saranacrivertrail.org to find out more and register for the Treks. For further information, contact us at info@saranacrivertrail.org. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SaranacRiverTrail and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SaranacTrail. Download our flyer to share with your friends.

 

Task: National Trails Day: Saturday June 4, 2016

Save the date for next year.

 

Treks:

One-hour treks along the Trail led by experts who will guide you and point out points of interest. Unless otherwise noted, Treks meet at Saranac Street Bridge and Pine Street.

  • Photo Trek Your camera is a “seeing-eye” tool - bring your smartphone or other camera on the Photo Trek and use it with new awareness of your surroundings with Trek leaders Penelope Clute and Ron Nolland. 10 AM Saturday, August 29, 2015.

  • Kids Trek Kids become little explorers when they join Kids' Station in discovering local plants and wildlife along the Saranac River Trail. Saturday, July 11, 2015. Meet at Saranac Street Bridge and Pine Street at 10 AM. POSTPONED -- STAY TUNED

 

Talks:

In the fall, we’ll have Talks on ecotourism opportunities and expansion of the Saranac River Trail. 

 

You Missed it (but there's always next year...):

 

Task: National Trails Day: Saturday June 6, 2015

Meet at Saranac Street Bridge and Pine Street at 10 AM on Saturday June 6, 2015. Kevin Farrington will lead a brief walk to the site of the new Saranac River bridge at the foot of Durkee Street (no motorized vehicles will be allowed) and the Safe Streets connection to Stafford Middle School. Ashley Cousens will show off the site of the Max Moore Memorial Treehouse and the progress that's been made since the groundbreaking on May 9, 2015.

We’ll have gloves, bags, and pickers available for volunteers to help clean up the Trail and the Treehouse site. 

 

  • History Trek 400 Years of History in an Hour: Join Clinton County Historical Association and City Historian John Krueger for an historic stroll on the Terry Gordon Bike Path. Saturday, June 6, 2015.  Meet at the south end of the Terry Gordon Bike Path, near Stewarts/WIRY. The trek will end at CCHA. Parking is available at Clinton County Historical Association just off the Bike Path.
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Trek Solve the mystery of how what goes down your drain gets cleaned, reclaimed, and made environmentally friendly. Come to the wastewater treatment plant and see how we help keep the lake clean!  Meet at Waste Water Treatment Plant. Park cars and bikes behind the Amtrak Train Station -- the Waste Water Treatment Plant is at the far side of the parking lot. Trek starts at 1 PM Saturday, June 20, 2015. Register here — it's free, but space is limited.
  • Bioblitz Trek Bring your smartphone, become citizen scientists, and learn how to identify species along the Saranac River Trail and understand the ecological importance of the Trail. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10 AM. Meet Saranac Bridge and Pine Street at 10 AM. Register here (It helps us keep track.)

  • Nature Trek Learn about the ecological threats posed by invasive species as well as how to identify some of the pests currently affecting the Adirondack Park. This trek will be led by the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program.  Saturday, August 15, 2015. Meet at Saranac Street Bridge and Pine Street at 10 AM.

     

 

About Friends of  Saranac River Trail

 

Talks, Treks & Tasks is funded in part by a generous grant from the Lake Champlain Basin  Program. (http://lcbp.org)

It was funded by an agreement awarded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program. NEIWPCC manages LCBP’s personnel, contract, grant, and budget tasks and provides input on the program’s activities through a partnership with the LCBP Steering Committee (http://neiwpcc.org)

 

Friends of Saranac River Trail is a grass-roots group formed to develop and promote the tourist, recreational, commercial, historical, and natural opportunities of Saranac River Trail by providing public information; coordinating volunteer opportunities; as well as developing and purchasing trail amenities such as signs, benches, and the universally accessible Max Moore Memorial Treehouse. 

 

It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered by the State of New York and registered with the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau. Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to 32 MacDonough Street #1, Plattsburgh NY 12901. If your company offers a matching program, please let us know.

 

Contact us at info@saranacrivertrail.org via email or http://saranacrivertrail.org on the web.

Max Moore Memorial Treehouse Groundbreaking

Date: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00am

National Trails Day - Saturday June 6, 2015

Join us at the Saranac Streeet Bridge on Pine Street at 10 AM for our National Trails Day events:

  • Max Moore Memorial Treehouse -- the universally accessible treehouse is taking shape. Visit the site and see the progress.
  • Saranac River Trail Phase 2 -- Kevin Farrington (City Engineer) leads a brief walk to the site of the new Saranac River bridge (for non-motorized use) and the new safe streets to Stafford Middle School connector
  • Cleanup -- help get the Trail ready for another season of heavy use
Date: 
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00am

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