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Spring clean-up set for New York state parks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Thousands of volunteers are expected to turn out for this weekend's spring cleanup being held at state parks and historic sites across New York.

State parks officials say some 3,000 volunteers have registered so far for Saturday's third annual ``I Love My Park Day.'' Another 3,000 are expected to join the one-day effort to spruce or renovate about 80 of the state-run parks and historic sites.  Go to full article
Clearing away downed limbs and trees on Christmas eve (Photo:  Brian Mann)
Clearing away downed limbs and trees on Christmas eve (Photo: Brian Mann)

Audio Postcard: Icy clean-up after storm

While power crews are still scrambling to restore power in some areas, families across the North Country are turning to the chore of clearing away downed limbs and fallen trees.

In many areas, the clean-up is happening in conditions that are still icy and treacherous. Brian Mann sent an audio postcard from Westport in the Champlain Valley, where the trees are still coated in a shimmering layer of ice.  Go to full article
NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says people should be "vigilant" about price gouging during ice storm clean-up.  (NCPR file photo)
NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says people should be "vigilant" about price gouging during ice storm clean-up. (NCPR file photo)

Attorney General warns about ice storm price gouging

As people across the North Country move to clean up downed trees and frozen pipes from this week's lingering ice storm, New York's Attorney General is warning about price-gouging. Eric Schneiderman says it's illegal for companies to charge "excessive prices" following an emergency.  Go to full article
Julie Silverman unveils new Wetlands Exhibit at Paul Smiths VIC
Julie Silverman unveils new Wetlands Exhibit at Paul Smiths VIC

Lake Champlain Clean-up: One Person At A Time

A conversation with Julie Silverman from the Echo Center for Lake Champlain, in Burtlington, Vt. The Center is working to find ways that regular people can help clean up the lake.  Go to full article

Superfund Refinancing Debated at Hearing

There were arguments over environmental proposals to refinance the state superfund at a budget hearing yesterday. The Superfund runs out of money in just over a month at the end of the fiscal year, March 31. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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