May 4, 2014

Outdoors Briefs: May 4, 2014

Algonquin Chapter plans Mountain Club program, meeting May 9

PLATTSBURGH — The Algonquin Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will hold a program and meeting, Friday, May 9, at the Old Clinton County Courthouse in Plattsburgh.

Joseph Orefice, assistant professor at the School of Natural Resource Management and Ecology at Paul Smith’s College, will give a talk entitled, “The Small Farm Movement: How’d We Get There.”

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.

After a break for refreshments, a business meeting will begin at 8.

Both the program and the meeting are free and open to the public.

Two fly-fishing workshops set for spring, fall in Newcomb

NEWCOMB — Two weekend fly-fishing workshops will be offered in Newcomb by the Northern Forest Institute (NFI) this year.

Geared toward beginning anglers, the spring and fall workshops will not only focus on the art of fly casting and fly fishing but, in keeping with the mission of NFI, will also emphasize the natural science of fly fishing, according to a press release. No prior knowledge of fly fishing is necessary, nor is gear, which will be made available.

There is a special price for those wishing to attend both workshops, as the second workshop will build on what is learned in the first. There is space for 15 participants, who will stay in cabins on the Newcomb Campus of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. 

The spring workshop will be May 30 through June 1. The fall workshop will be Sept. 12 through 14. The cost to attend each workshop is $199 per person and includes meals, lodging, instruction, equipment and guided fishing. A special rate of $375 is available to those who take both workshops.

The workshops are open to anyone age 12 and up, although minors must have an adult in attendance. Participants over age 16 must have a New York state fishing license, which is available at

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb at 582-2000 or email


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