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AsRA and DEC Seek Volunteers for Tree Planting

April 24th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Plant Trees Along the Ausable River and its Tributaries
on Sunday, April 29

NYSDEC LogoVolunteers are sought to plant trees along river and stream corridors in the Ausable River Watershed on Sunday, April 29, the Ausable River Association (AsRA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced.

The trees will be planted at sites in the Towns of Jay and Keene and the Village of Au Sable Forks to stabilize eroded stream and river banks damaged by last year’s flooding, protect property from future flood damage and improve wildlife habitat. Sites include River Side Park and the water line construction site in Au Sable Forks, the Wells Memorial Library and Brookside Motor Inn in Upper Jay, and others from Keene Valley to Au Sable Forks. Volunteers will join AsRA, DEC, Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and Essex County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) staff in planting trees.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Grand Union parking lot along NYS Route 9-N in Au Sable Forks at 12:00, noon, on April 29. After receiving quick instructions from organizers, volunteers will form teams and disperse to sites with organizer staff. Volunteers should be prepared to provide their own transportation or carpool with other team members, though some sites are within walking distance.

The tree planting will take place rain or shine, so volunteers should dress properly for weather conditions. Sturdy hiking shoes or boots will be needed. Volunteers should also bring: work gloves, a shovel (if you have one); drinking water; and snacks (if desired). Light refreshments will be provided in the afternoon to planting teams.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about tree planting techniques, proper species placement according to habitat, and long-term care. Volunteers can participate for whatever amount of time in the afternoon they desire, though planting will conclude by 5 pm or when all trees have been planted, if sooner.

The trees are supplied by the DEC Saratoga Tree Nursery through the Lake Champlain Basin “Trees for Tributaries” program. The program is a partnership between DEC and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The goals of the program are to restore and protect the stream corridors that connect to Lake Champlain. AsRA and Essex County SWCD, as part of the Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York, receive support from the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative through USDA-NRCS for this year’s riparian buffer planting projects.

Ausable River AssociationIf you have questions, please visit or contact the Ausable River Association at 873-3752 or

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Adirondack Holiday

September 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

This is amazing stuff. Narrated by Lowell Thomas.

(via The very eclectic

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Ausable Chasm – Rainbow Falls

May 16th, 2010 · No Comments ·

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Ausable Marsh

December 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments · Adirondack Life

Some may find the color at this time of year depressing. I like it.


Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area

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Fran Betters, Our Fly Fishing Legend – Roundup

September 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments · News

Adirondack Sport Shop - Original Location

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Lake Champlain Beaches

April 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Adirondack Life

The last few days of unseasonably warm weather has started what I would call “Beach Fever”. My personal favorite is Point au Roche, followed by Ausable Point.

Here are the public beaches on the New York side of Lake Champlain.

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There are a handful of other small beaches, but they are either “secret” or limited to local residents. So, does anyone want to join me for some fun at the beach?

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Adirondack Sport Shop For Sale

March 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment · News

THIS IS HUGE – Adirondack Sport Shop For Sale

Adirondack Legend Fran Betters’ Plea for Help

I AM ASKING FOR HELP It is simply time to be very straight forward. I am in difficulty. Too many things happened at the same time. Number One: I was FORCED to move my business and decided since I HAD to, I would do it the correct way which took everything I had. Number 2: I came down with congestive heart failure which is now in its end stages and Number 3, the economy decided to tank all at the same time. How about that for a bit of luck? I cannot QUIT until I find a buyer for my business of forty seven years. I have to try and survive somehow. So I am asking for some help. If you have been considering buying one of my rods, please do so now. It could possibly be one of the last ones made. I know my days are numbered. Or one of the framed collectibles with a dozen of the flies I created, let me make one for you now. I could definitely use the business. Some of you say I am a legend but I have always considered myself just one of you all. I never sought the limelight nor took advantage of many opportunities I had over my forty seven years of business. Money never really motivated me. Big money at least. Perhaps I made a mistake. The place I find myself in right now seems to indicate that. So what I would like to ask of you all is this. I know my days are very limited and I MUST find a buyer so would everyone please network and if you know of anyone who would be interested in being my successor, please send them my way. I want to meet them before I pass on. The price is very low and the deal is absolutely turnkey. It is listed with a wonderful agent in Lake Placid, Margie Philo who is Adirondack Premiere Properties. Here is a link to see the information. Thank you everyone in advance for any help you can give. Fran

This is so sad. via Maggie’s Farm (via Tigerhawk)

More information:

Fran Betters merits hall of fame

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Fly-Tyer

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Guide and Teacher

Fly Fishing the Adirondack Range with Fran Betters

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