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The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District has begun a countywide erosion-control program using its new hydroseeder. In 2016, conservation district staff completed several successful projects in partnership with municipal highway departments.

State biologists are trying to better understand the wild turkey. The Department of Environmental Conservation is asking citizens to record their observations of turkeys this summer.

The annual Asian longhorned beetle Swimming Pool Survey is underway, marking the program’s sixth summer of research work.  

VOORHEESVILLE — An injury that occurred on the Indian Ladder Trail last Sunday at John Boyd Thacher State Park has left the trail closed over a week later.

Health officials in New York have detected the first of the season’s mosquitoes with West Nile virus.

On Friday May 19th eight scouts and three adults from Guilderland Troop 50 paddled against the wind and waves to Scout Island located near McMurray’s Boat Livery in Broadalbin NY.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County will be offering a 4-H shooting sports program at its building in Voorheesville in July for children aged 11 to 18, where they can learn about archery or air rifle shooting.

KNOX — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be hosting a public meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Years ago, John Boyd Thacher State Park had been rumored of closing. A new visitors’ center is equipped with exhibits and activities for children in a modern building at the edge of the Helderberg escarpment.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy invites the public to explore Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve in Montgomery County at a grand opening event on May 20.

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