April 3, 2014

Outdoors Briefs: April 6, 2014

Reel Paddling Film Festival set for Friday

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail announces the kickoff of the paddling season with Rapid Media’s Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2014 on Friday, April 11, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Proceeds from the event will support the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; screenings begin at 7. Tickets may be purchased at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts box office 523-2512, online at, at Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters on Lake Flower Avenue in Saranac Lake 891-7450 or (800) 491-0414, or at the door. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for students.

ECO Jerry Kinney named 2013 Officer of the Year

The National Wild Turkey Federation has named environmental conservation officer Jerry Kinney the 2013 New York Officer of the Year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced.

Throughout his career in DEC’s Region 9 office, Kinney has worked collaboratively with law enforcement agencies and officers in the six-county area to handle numerous cases involving fish and wildlife, resource protection and public safety. 

Change in program for Mountain Club

PLATTSBURGH — The program “Climbing in the Italian and French Alps,” scheduled for the April 11 meeting of the Algonquin Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, has been canceled and replaced by a talk by Sharp Swan of Camp Pok-O-MacCready.

Sharp will give a talk on “Logging in the High Peaks: The Santa Clara Logging Company.”

The program begins at 7 p.m in the second-floor meeting room of the Old Clinton County Courthouse on the corner of Margaret and Court streets in Plattsburgh. A business meeting follows at 8. Both the program and business meeting are free and open to the public.

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