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Sign of spring: Sloop Clearwater back on Hudson

Sign of spring: Sloop Clearwater back on Hudson

America’s environmental flagship, the iconic sloop Clearwater, has returned to the river to embark on its 52nd season of environmental education and inspirational sails on the Hudson River. The season kicked off from Beacon on May 17 with a Clearwater member sail. May 17 also marks the anniversary of the sloop’s launch from the Harvey Gamage Shipyard in South Bristol, Maine in 1969.

DEC plans to extend deer-hunting hours, crossbow use

DEC plans to extend deer-hunting hours, crossbow use

Deer-hunter numbers are declining, and existing hunters should be given more opportunities to keep the population sustainable, which reduces damage to forest ecosystems and agriculture and minimizes vehicle collisions. That’s the overall takeaway from the DEC’s draft ten-year deer management plan.

Ideas for the outward-bound on your shopping list

Ideas for the outward-bound on your shopping list

There is no pricetag on the outdoors, no substitute for the fresh air or the invigorating smell of snow on pine branches or the way the warmth of the sun heats one from the inside out. There is no Instagram pic or Facebook post of a waterfall or forested trail or sunset sliding down the back of a mountain that can transport the viewer. There is no 3-D printer for life. You have to go out and get it.