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January 2015 has been declared “National Radon Action Month,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Health agencies throughout the United States are promoting awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

ALTAMONT — The American Legion Riders is collecting returnable bottles and cans to raise funds to send United States Veterans on all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments that honor them and their service.

ALTAMONT — A joint Lutheran-Reformed worship service on Sunday, Jan. 18, will kickoff Altamont’s observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Altamont Reformed Church, at 129 Lincoln Avenue, will be the host congregation. St. John’s Lutheran Church is the other sponsoring congregation.

A third year of a research project on wild turkey survival will kick off in January and the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking landowners who will let birds be trapped and banded on their property.

Landowners in Region 4 may contact Karl Parker at 357-2154 with the Bureau of Wildlife in Schenectady.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has revised the list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need, which includes species that are at risk in New York.  The DEC developed revisions to the list in collaboration with numerous species experts and conservation partners.