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Raquette River Blueway Corridor to hold public outreach meetings

June 27, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

The Raquette River Blueway Corridor will hold public outreach meetings to help develop a Voluntary Stewardship Plan.

The public outreach meetings will assist the Raquette River Blueway Corridor's Stewardship Committee in developing a Voluntary Stewardship Plan, which aims to provide recommendations for improving safety for recreational activities, decreasing the impact of outdoor activities on the environment, controlling invasive species, protecting water quality and providing plans to assist current stewardship efforts that are underway.

Participants will be asked to provide recommendations for areas where efforts may be lacking and how the Raquette River Blueway Corridor's Voluntary Stewardship Plan can provide guidance.

The meetings will take place on Monday, July 9 in the Colton Town Hall board room located at 94 Main St., Colton; Wednesday, July 11 in the Massena Town Hall board room located at 60 Main St., Massena and Thursday, July 12 in the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1130 Deerland Rd., Long Lake. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m.

The Raquette River Blueway Corridor's Stewardship Committee is a community based volunteer group with representatives from local businesses, chambers of commerce, residents and outdoor recreation groups all of whom have a passion for the Raquette River.

The Raquette River Blueway Corridor also plans to build a sustainable tourism economy by using the assets the river provides to the local communities.

The Raquette River is 174 miles long and is the second largest River in New York state. The river flows from Raquette Lake in Hamilton County to Akwesasne where it empties out into the St. Lawrence River.

The Raquette River provides local communities with great diversity from outdoor activities throughout the four seasons, to artistic influences, to a wide range of cultural heritage. The Raquette brings together geographically diverse communities by providing a commonality among each location that strengthens the bond among its residents.

For further information on the public outreach meetings, the Raquette River Blueway Corridor, or the Voluntary Stewardship Plan, please contact Nicole Cline at 315-265-1670 or by email at



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