DEC to Host ‘Outdoors Day’ Celebration June 12 at
Lowville Forestry Demonstration Area
Published: June 03, 2021 at
By: Press Release from NYS DEC
DEC TO HOST ‘OUTDOORS DAY’ CELEBRATION AT LOWVILLE
FORESTRY DEMONSTRATION AREA
Free Family-Friendly Activities on June 12
New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Region 6 will host ‘Outdoors Day’ on June
12, at the Lowville Forestry Demonstration Area at 7327 State Route 812,
Lowville, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free family-friendly activities include
fishing, archery, camping demonstrations, and a scavenger hunt. There will
also be an opportunity to sign-up for a nearby hike scheduled for the
weekend of June 19, 2021.
Outdoors Day event will incorporate current COVID-19 guidelines, including
mask and social distancing requirements, as appropriate. Equipment will be
provided for archery and fishing. Attendees may also bring their own
fishing poles and equipment for personal use.
DEC is hosting the Lowville
celebration and other events at sites across the State at no cost to
attendees as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Adventure NY Initiative to
connect people to nature and provide increased access to the outdoors so
that New Yorkers of all ages and abilities can experience a wide range of
hands-on recreational activities. Details, including schedules and
registration requirements, can be found on DEC's website.
Participation is limited and registration is required for most events and
not all activities are available at all locations.
To improve public
safety and encourage visitors to State-owned and managed lands to practice
responsible recreation, DEC recently launched the 'Love Our New York Lands'
campaign. The campaign is responsive to the steady increase in the number
of visitors to state lands, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the
decade prior, as more and more New Yorkers and visitors from other states
and countries discovered the natural beauty of New York State lands,
particularly the Adirondack and Catskill parks. The campaign bolsters
ongoing State- and partner-led efforts to educate the public about how to
responsibly enjoy outdoor recreation on public lands without negatively
impacting natural resources. The campaign will implement a variety of
multi-media and in-person strategies to promote Leave
No Trace™ principles, hiker preparedness and safety, sustainable use,
and responsible trip planning, as well as reinforce the role of DEC
professionals who protect public lands and manage public access, including
DEC Foresters, Natural Resource Planners, Forest Rangers, Assistant Forest
Rangers, and natural resource stewards. For details and more information,
visit the Love Our New
York Lands webpage.
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