The DEC makes an official announcement about spring turkey hunting season, new projects are approved in the Adirondacks, and there are a number of great events coming up too! Get the latest in our weekly roundup below.
6 Newsy Updates to Know About in the ADK
DEC Announces Start of Spring Turkey Hunting Season
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced in a press release that spring turkey hunting season will open May 1 in all parts of Upstate New York (north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary). However, before the regular season begins, the DEC will host their annual youth turkey hunting weekend on April 24-25. See the full details: https://www.dec.ny.gov/press
Apartment Complex, Solar Farm Approved
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) board approved an apartment complex in Lake Placid and a solar park in Ticonderoga, according to North Country Public Radio. The complex is expected to include 355 housing units across 22 buildings on a 35-acre site. The solar farm will cover about 50 acres of land two miles northwest of downtown Ticonderoga.
Lake Luzerne’s Map Amendment Request Denied
In other news, the APA has turned down the Town of Lake Luzerne’s request to weaken zoning restrictions on about 100 acres near Lake Vanare, reports the Adirondack Explorer. Had it gone through, the map change would have allowed more than six times the number of buildings per square mile. Preservation of open space was cited as a reason for the denial.
View Arts Center Announces Winners of Central Adirondack Art Show
The annual Central Adirondack Art Show is a long-standing Old Forge tradition, and View Arts Center recently revealed the winners of this year’s show on their website. In celebration of the winners of the 70th annual art show, there will be an opening reception at the art gallery on April 23 and an online reception on April 28.
Tupper Lake’s State Theater Aims to Reopen
As a result of disuse throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the computer servers at the State Theater in Tupper Lake are no longer operational, which means they can’t screen new movies.
However, as reported by the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, they are raising funds to purchase two new servers in order to reopen this year. They’ve currently reached half of their fundraising goal and have ordered a new server for one of their two theaters. Check out their GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tupper-lake-get-its-movies-back
DEC Seeks Candidates for Paid Summer Internship
As we noted in last week’s Hiking Conditions report, the DEC is looking for a summer intern to serve as a Natural Resource Steward on public lands in the Old Forge area during the 2021 field season. This is a paid internship. You can read more on the opportunity here >>
Upcoming Events to Look Forward To
Here’s what’s going on:
- Warren County Tree & Shrub Seedling Sale: April 23
- Virtual Fort Fever Series – Keep Calm & Carillon: April 23
- Opening Reception – Central Adirondack Art Show: April 23
- Loon Lake Fire Tower Hike With Adirondack Mountain Club: April 24
- Ausable River Watershed Cleanup: April 24
- Perfect Pictures Every Time With Carl Heilman: April 24
- Girlfriends Getaway at Water’s Edge Inn: April 24 – 25
- Great Camp Sagamore’s Virtual Gala & Benefit: April 28 – May 5