Land Conservation in Lake Placid Gets Boost
Posted: May 06, 2015
State awards $15,000 to Lake Placid Land Conservancy for strategic plan
Originally published in the Lake Placid News, Week of May 1-7, 2015
By Andy Flynn, Editor
LAKE PLACID - A recently announced $15,000 state grant will help the Lake Placid Land Conservancy develop a strategic plan to protect more land in the region.
On April 20, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a round of $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state. The announcement was held in Westchester County with officials from...
Lake Trout at Risk
Posted: April 22, 2015
Article by Mike Lynch
March / April 2015 Adirondack Explorer
In one traditional method of lake-trout fishing, an angler holds in his or her hand a weighted line while trolling from a boat. To collect the line, the angler uses a jerry-rigged Victrola record player with a spool in the middle.
“As they pulled in the line, they turned on their [hand-cranked] Victrola,” said Joe Hackett, a fishing guide from Ray Brook. “Lake-trout fishing is so specialized. That’s something you learn from your father, or uncle, or grandfather.”
While fishermen still use...
Why I Love Placid Lake
Georgia Jones, LPLC Board of Directors
Posted: November 05, 2014
These are scientific facts: 97.5% of all the water on earth is salt, 2.75% is fresh water. Less than 1% of that can be used as drinking water. Placid Lake is classified AA Special and therefore may be used as drinking water. Good reason for the most stringent protection.
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