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!”
Visit saranacrivertrail.org to find out more and register for the Treks. For further information, contact us at email@example.com. 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 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
And later in the summer...
- 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!
- Fishing Trek Learn how to read the river to see what’s below the surface and where the best fishing spots are.
- 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.
In the fall, we’ll have Talks on ecotourism opportunities and expansion of the Saranac River Trail.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org via email or http://saranacrivertrail.org on the web.