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For more information, contact Jack Schroeder conservation@adk-gvc.org





Pick Up The Parks!

The Annual Monroe County Pick-Up-the-Parks (PUTP). 
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
ADK-GVC will be the site host at Webster Park. We’ll coordinate picking up of litter and debris. The county will supply you with gloves and plastic garbage bags. Starbucks donates the coffee! Meet before 9 am at Parkview Lodge off Holt Road, just south of Lake Rd.
Please feel free to bring your own fitted gloves and grabbers/pickup tools.

For more details see the PUTP page on the Monroe County website

National Trails Day Project

National Trails Day Project
Join up with other ADKers to help make a new trail on the Fingers Lakes Trail (FLT)
On June 3, 2017 ADK-GVC will be working with the FLT to create a forever trail section in Steuben County, We will be moving several miles of road walk trail  to private and public land which is protected by easement forever.
Meet at Frontier Commons at 8:00 am and leave at 8:15am to drive to Steuben County. The plan is to return by 3:30 to Frontier Commons. FLT will supply tools but workers can bring there own as well. 
No signup required, Contact Larry Telle at SundayHikes@adk-gvc.org if you plan to help, it would help to get a head count.
For those that would like to drive separately (or need to leave early) a map to the meeting spot (in Steuben county) can be down loaded from here




Invasive species help needed.

Braddock Bay Water Chestnut Pulls

Saturdays July 9 and 169:00 am

New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week is July 10-16 this year so we have decided to help the Finger Lake Partnership Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) bring awareness to the need to control invasive species by holding these pulls. Volunteers will be needed again this summer to pull out European Water Chestnut plants. This aquatic invasive could cover the bay in just a few years and block sunlight from reaching the bottom. So join us at the Braddock Bay Marina on Sat., July 9 and 16, at 9:00 a.m. We will meet at the public kayak and canoe launch, which is in the parking loop before you enter the marina.  Bring a canoe, kayak or boat. Dress for the weather and to get wet, no cotton, bring sunscreen and water to drink.

Call June Summers, 585-865-6047, if you have any questions. Check our Facebook page for more dates.


 

Other items of Interest


 

·         If you do not already compost your yard and kitchen waster, this spring is a good time to begin.  Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and could be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.  Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow.  For details see  https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home.

 

 


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