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USA Regional Fly Fishing Competition | Conservation Conversations

Irene may have torn up Essex County roads and some of the rivers, but even after all the flooding and destruction, the West Branch of the Ausable is still a haven for fly fishing.

Senate and Assembly approve bills making certain lakes, rivers inland waterways

The State Senate and Assembly have approved five bills designating Chateaugay Lake, Little Ausable River, Great Chazy River, Schroon River and Battenkill as inland waterways making the communities along these water bodies eligible for grants under the New York State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.

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Who is doing what in the outdoors? | Notes from the North Woods

Across the nation, there are a wide variety of outdoor recreational options that remain available for a majority of the year as long as the weather remains fair, the beaches stay open and the rivers continue to flow.

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Lake George boat inspections lauded; lake invasive control efforts underway

Not long ago, boaters decried a proposed Lake George boat inspection program, but now that it's in place and protecting the purity and pristine recreational quality of the lake, criticism has ceased.

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You bet your bass the fishing is good! | Notes from the North Woods

Historically, brook trout and lake trout have been the primary spring species for anglers on most local lakes and ponds, however Fathers Day weekend has long signaled the traditional opening of Bass Season.

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Bugs, Bamboo and Blistering Plants | Notes from the North Woods

That old familiar ‘Adirondack wave’ has again become a popular sight.

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Crown Point to honor volunteers during Memorial Day

The Town of Crown Point will host its 146th Memorial Day ceremony Sunday, May 25, and Memorial Day, May 26, with the theme, “Honoring Community Volunteers.”

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Where you can find local produce this summer

With small agriculture and local produce markets flourishing throughout the North Country, Adirondack Harvest has announced the location of region farmer’s markets for the 2014 season.

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Mountains, waterfalls and just too much fun | Notes from the North Woods

The day began bright and sunny, with large puffy, clouds racing across the sky, driven by the strong winds.

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Regional fencers to compete at Fort Ticonderoga

The 17th Annual Ticonderoga Challenge Outdoor Epee Tournament will take place starting around 10:30 a.m. with competitions for fencers ages 12 and younger along with an open division.

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Money may grow on trees | Conservation Conversations

If you are sitting at your maple kitchen table, or rocking in that old oak rocking chair your grandma gave you, there is one thing they have in common.

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Crown Point state historic site prepares for summer, birding seasons

Crown Point State Historic Site opens for the 2014 season on May 10, the same day that bird banding begins at the volunteer banding station on the site’s grounds.

Website has info on boat inspection program

The Lake George Park Commission has announced the rollout of LakeGeorgeBoatInspections.com, a website designed to help the public comply with the new aquatic invasive species prevention program for the lake.

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Ice free and tick bound | Notes from the North Woods

By now, most local lakes and ponds have been free of ice for at least a week or more.

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Lake Champlain Fish & Game | Conservation Conversations

Back in December of 1956, the 6th day of the month actually, nine guys from Moriah got together and signed the paperwork to incorporate the newly formed Lake Champlain Fish and Game Club.