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Final Phase of Saranac River Trail Funded!

The final phase of the Saranac River Trail in the City of Plattsburgh has just been funded by New York State! Details here.

If you look at the various projects that are funded, you can see we're moving into an exciting world of trails -- many of the grants are for completion and expansion of existing components. We're putting things together.

Congratulations to all!

Photo Trek: Spring 2017

Join Penny Clute, Ron Nolland, and other photographers to capture spring on the Saranac River. 

Location: 
Meet on Steltzer Ave. at Riverside Cemetery
Date: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Registration: 

Discover Plattsburgh/Discover Service Plattsburgh April 22 2017

Join Friends of Saranac River Trail -- find out more and volunteer to help.

The City of Plattsburgh is thrilled to announce that several local non-profit organizations will participate in the April 22 Discover Service and Earth Day Festival, to be held on the US Oval and City Recreation Center (52 US Oval) from 12p.m.-4p.m. If you are interested in learning more about community service, volunteering opportunities or would like to learn how to become more environmentally conscious, you won’t want to miss this event! 

Location: 
Plattsburgh Oval/City Rec. Dept
Date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: 
$0.00
Registration: 

Ten Miles a Pint: How to Make Walking and Biking Part of your Lifestyle

Jeff Olson (Designer of Saranac River Trail) will be leading an open conversation about getting the local community to the next level of active mobility. He will be present to answer questions about everyday issues, such as dealing with adverse weather, bike storage, and how far you have to bike to work off that pint of beer. 

Location: 
Community Room, City Hall, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh NY
Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Cost: 
$0.00
Registration: 

Toxic Release! on WIRY

Curt Gervich and Jesse Feiler visit WIRY Hometown Radio 1340 AM on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11 am to discuss Toxic Release! Join us there or at http://www.wiry.com/index.php?lang=en.

Sponsors: Friends of Saranac River Trail (http://saranacrivertrail.org) and Lake Champlain Basin Program (http://lcbp.org)

Location: 
Community Room, Plattsburgh City Hall 41 City Hall Place Plattsburgh NY
Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: 
$0.00
Registration: 

Toxic Release! Video Preview

Here's a video preview from EPA about Curt Gervich's Toxic Release simulation game. Friends of Saranac River Trail sponsors a free simulation session Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5-8 PM in the Community Room in City Hall. Join us! Reservations help us plan Trek Sign-Up

Toxic Release!

Here's the preview of Curt Gervich's environmental education simulation as heard on WAMC October 12, 2016 http://tinyurl.com/jucqusa. The event is open to the public and is free! So join us. It's free, but please use this link to reserve so we can plan Trek Sign-Up.

Photo Trek

What better time to take photos than Fall on Saranac River Trail? Grab your camera, or even your smart phone and join Penny Clute and Ron Nolland for pointers and feedback on your photo technique! This is a great time to meet other photo enthusiasts and enjoy one of the most colorful seasons Plattsburgh has to offer! 

Trek Leaders: Ron Nolland has been featured in several solo shows in various galleries throughout the North Country. His photography is also featured at the Plattsburgh International Airport. 

After a life in the law, Penny Clute, is now very involved in photography.   She is enjoying nurturing her “inner artist," and sharing with others her wabi sabi approach - of "seeing the beauty in the imperfect!"

Walking is required.

Sponsors: Friends of Saranac River Trail (http://saranacrivertrail.org) and Lake Champlain Basin Program (http://lcbp.org)

There is no charge, but reservations are suggested at http://saranacrivertrail.org/content/photo-trek-1

Location: 
Steltzer Ave. near Riverside Cemetery
Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Cost: 
$0.00
Registration: 

Toxic Release!

Come play Toxic Release!, an environmental education simulation created by SUNY Plattsburgh in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency. Toxic Release! simulates the challenges associated with environmental problem solving at the local level. Participants in this role playing game simulate community residents and advocates, industry executives and government regulators as they work together to manage concerns over hazardous pollution, public health and environmental integrity. The simulation is designed to build participants' skills at conflict management, collaboration, communication, policy innovation and leadership.

Curt Gervich is an Associate Professor in SUNY Plattsburgh's Center of Earth and Environmental Science. He holds a PhD in Environmental Design and Planning from Virginia Tech and a MS in Natural Resources Planning from University of Vermont. At SUNY Plattsburgh he teaches courses in Environmental Policy, Sustainability and Environmental Leadership, among others. Curt holds more than 10 years of professional experience collaborating with EPA and other federal and state agencies throughout the country on a variety of environmental planning and management challenges.

This Talk is part of Talks, Treks & Tasks --  a series of events on and around Saranac River Trail sponsored by  Friends of Saranac River Trail and Lake Champlain Basin Program.

Location: 
Community Room, Plattsburgh City Hall 41 City Hall Place Plattsburgh NY
Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: 
$0.00
Registration: 

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