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ECOS Single Stream Recycling Center Tour

Our 10-person tour of the Single Stream Recycling Operation in Albany was eye-opening and thought-provoking! An illustrated, informative talk was provided by Director, Dan Kurtz, prior to leading us through the plant. This quiet session was the time for questions. The...

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Happy 40th Birthday to the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail

It all started in 1976, with the section by the old Niskayuna Train station. Over the years, other municipalities in Schenectady and Albany counties added their own sections, until today the path extends for 37 miles  from the Corning Preserve in Albany to Rotterdam...

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Witch Hazel Shrub

Pictured here on the final walk of our series, is a terrific shrub called witch hazel. On our walks there are opportunities to learn or refresh one's knowledge of flora and fauna. Our next series will be either cross country skiing or snowshoe excursions. In the...

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Tree fire

As someone who enjoys the outdoors and working to improve hiking trails and Adirondack Lean-tos, I gladly spend a few days a year doing those very things. A very unusual thing happened this past week just after I began to recheck a section of the Northville Placid...

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