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: 

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

This will be an open conversation on getting the Plattsbugh community to the next level of active mobility.  Jeff Olson will join us to answer  the everyday issues we all want to know, including:

  • What about the winter?
  • What do i do with my bike during the day if there isn’t a bike rack?
  • Sudden downpours
  • Will it ruin my clothing? (a lawyer who was afraid of messing up his go-to-court suit)
  • Do i need a helmet?
  • What if i have groceries — do i need a backpack or a trailer?
  • How many calories are in a pint of beer, and how many miles do I have to ride to enjoy that pint?
  • How do trails happen? Where do they come from?

Join us for a fun, informative and practical session with Friends of the SRT.

Jeff Olson is an architect, planner, and author who has been involved in greenways, open space, active living, and alternative mobility projects for more than 25 years. He has had a diverse career with national, international, and local experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. This experience was recognized in 2014 by the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His unique vision and leadership ability are important assets to projects ranging from regional planning to site-specific projects and programs.

Jeff teaches America’s first university course in bicycle and pedestrian planning, and is Co-Director of the UAlbany Initiative for Healthy Infrastructure, which creates model plans connecting public works with public health. He is a frequent inspirational speaker at conferences, public meetings and other events.

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 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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: 

Old Plattsburgh's Historic Waterfront - August 27, 2016 9 AM

Explore the Lake City's fascinating past with a guided tour of “Old Plattsburgh’s” historic waterfront.” From taverns and trains to luxurious hotels, steamboats, and the sinking of the Titanic; we'll stroll in the footsteps of Presidents of the United States and some of the wealthiest men in America. This amazing journey will even take you to the edge of outer space! Hosted by Friends of Saranac River Trail and  Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company!

Trek Leader: Matt Boire is an 8th generation North Country native and works as the Tour Director for the Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company. His 5th Great-Grandfather fought in the Battle of Plattsburgh and his 10th Great-Grandmother was hung as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692.

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: 
Peace Point Park (next to City Marina at the foot of Dock Street)
Date: 
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Cost: 
$0.00
Registration: 

Trek: Plattsburgh Wastewater Treatment Plant 2016

Back by popular demand -- a repeat of our Trek through the Plattsburgh Wastewater Treatment Plant. Make your plans now for Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1 - 2:30 PM!

  • See how it works
  • Ask your questions
  • Find out what you can do to help keep Lake Champlain clean!

This Trek 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.

Photos 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!

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.

Friends of Old Stone Barracks Heritage Trail Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for Feb 19th at 3pm in the meeting room at the Town of Plattsburgh offices.   John Krueger and Julie Dowd will be presenting their research on content for the signage and Ron Nolland will be presenting Aaron Ovios’ engineered site proposal. 

Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 3:00pm

Saranac River Trail Greenway Board Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 3:30pm

Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Meeting

Public Advisory Committe meeting (open)

Community Room, Plattsburgh City Hall

Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 1:00pm

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