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Entries from February 19th, 2010

New York State Park Closures

February 19th, 2010 · 13 Comments · News

Update 5/15/10Several local parks won’t open this season

NYS Parks LogoI heard this morning about some potential local park closures. Well, it’s now confirmed. Two in my neighborhood are on the list:

Point au Roche and Macomb Reservation State Park.

(Large Map)

Dammit !!!

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Heart Adirondacks

February 14th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Adirondack Life

Happy Valentines Day
Icy Heart


DEC Response to Mountain Lion Rumors

February 10th, 2010 · 4 Comments · News

Saber Tooth Cat

A fun thread was started yesterday on The ADK ForumMtn Lion hit by car in Standish 2/8/10.

Here’s the NYCDEC‘s response:


Recently, text and e-mail messages with a picture of mountain lion in the back of a pickup truck have been circulating in the area. The message claims that a mountain lion, or cougar, was recently hit by a vehicle in the Black Brook area. The message also claims that New York Environmental Conservation officers, forest rangers, or game wardens, responded to this incident.

DEC reports that the hoax message received by many these past few days regarding cougars is inaccurate and is not valid. This photo and messages first appeared in Western New York in December 2009 claiming that the mountain lion had been killed in Erie County. Since then, the false reports have moved across the State claiming the dead mountain lion was found in various locales and now has arrived in Northern New York.

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