The nesting box was erected near the park’s songbird blind
Together Green Project is a
Using guidelines from a nationwide program and funds from a Toyota TogetherGreen Grant, SAAS assembled and distributed 23 monofilament fishing line receptacles to popular fishing areas. Our hope is to encourage anglers to discard unusable fishing line in these containers, for the health and safety of our birds. Because it takes over 600 years for fishing line to decompose, we are also protecting the environment by disposing of it properly.
Purple Martin House
at Hudson Crossing Park
SAAS partnered with Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville in 2018 to obtain and mount a Purple Martin house. SAAS is indebted to Wild Birds Unlimited of Saratoga for their generous donation of the house and pole system. Thanks also to the New York State Canal Corporation for allowing the house to be placed on their property and for the man-power to construct the cement footings and help with the raising of the house.
Look for SAAS fishing line containers in Moreau Lake State Park, Lake George, Raquette Lake, and Brant Lake. In the Glens Falls area, you will find them at Hovey Pond, East Field, Crandall Park, and the Hudson River Park. Monitoring and emptying the containers will be done on a weekly basis. If you would like to “adopt” a container, please notify any SAAS board member for instructions. Dr. Nina Schoch, from the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation was informed about the containers. Her interest in and enthusiasm for the project was exciting. Working with the Boy Scouts, and receiving donations from hardware stores in the North Country, Dr. Schoch produced 100 containers to distribute in the Adirondack Park. She plans to produce a brochure about the project, and suggests that we partner with her center and Northern Adirondack Audubon to expand the program.