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Invasive species: what it’s really about

October 29, 2013 It is that time of year again. more »»

Cheers for volunteers

October 15, 2013 The Adirondack Park contains thousands of lakes and ponds, so it should come as no surprise that our quality of life is directly tied to water. more »»

Wacky weather and weeds

October 1, 2013 When you think about weather, invasive species likely do not come to mind. You probably think about what you might need to wear or if your family outing will be under sunny skies. more »»

Have you seen the sign?

September 17, 2013 Summer is a busy time of year for road construction. Roadways are lined with flaggers, safety cones and signs. more »»

Uninvited guests: invasive plants

September 3, 2013 Just when you are making progress beating back one invasive plant, another arrive. more »»

Bad news for balsam?

August 20, 2013 Emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle are notorious in the forest pest world, but there are other species to know, to. more »»

Watch out for noxious weeds

August 6, 2013 You may be familiar with poison ivy, the famous glossy, three-leaved plant known for igniting itchy, swollen skin irritations. more »»

The pool is open; check for forest pests

July 23, 2013 It is the height of summer, and the recent heat wave may have sent you running to the nearest lake or swimming pool. more »»

Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week

July 9, 2013 (Editor’s note: In celebration of Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week, this week’s “Eye on Invasives” column, by Hilary Smith, has been replaced by the event schedule for this week. more »»

Aquatic invasive species on the move

June 25, 2013 Aquatic invasive species are one of the top threats to Adirondack waters even though the region is in relatively good shape, for now. more »»

Plant for nature

June 11, 2013 I finally dug into the garden this week. It felt great. more »»

Q&A: Test your knowledge

May 28, 2013 What is an invasive species? An invasive species is a plant, animal or other organism that is introduced by human activity into a new area where it is not native. more »»

Partners ‘pull’ together to fight invasive species

May 14, 2013 Most people eagerly await the arrival of spring. I do, too, although it is typically short-lived and comes with mixed emotions. more »»

Looking forward with the Lake Placid school budget

May 14, 2013 Over the past years, the Lake Placid school district has seen many changes, some not very positive, and the impact has been staggering. more »»

Lake Placid High School concert Wednesday

May 14, 2013 To the editor, We would like to cordially invite the community of Lake Placid and music lovers in the Tri-Lakes area to attend the upcoming Spring Concert at Lake Placid High School. more »»

Supporting Shir Filler for school board

May 14, 2013 To the editor: I am writing in support of the candidacy of Shir Filler for a position on the Saranac Lake Central School Board. more »»

Rake leaves, check trees

October 29, 2012 The season is coming to a close for most — but not all — invasive species field work. more »»

A summer of aquatic action

October 16, 2012 Adirondack waters offer top-notch recreation for swimming, paddling, boating, waterskiing or simply sitting on a dock marveling at a sunset. more »»

Where did all the pesky plants go?

October 2, 2012 Have you noticed something missing in the Adirondacks? Where invasive common reed grass or Japanese knotweed once towered, in many places, they are disappearing. more »»

Japanese barberry: a ticking time bomb

September 18, 2012 Oh, deer. Every Adirondack gardener has had a run in with this long-legged herbivore snacking on our annuals and perennials, otherwise known as ephemerals when they are deer approved. more »»

Finding frog-bit

September 4, 2012 Just when you think that an invasive species is limited in its distribution — BAM — you get a call from an eagle-eyed volunteer and the situation suddenly changes. more »»



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