Type of Work: Conservation

George Hare working on Butterfly House in Paul Smiths

George Hare working on the construction of the Paul Smiths VIC’s Native Species Butterfly House. Circa early 2000s. Paul Smiths, NY. Photo courtesy of George Hare. You can read and listen to George’s full story here. 

Save the River worker after cleaning up plastic in the St. Lawrence River

Save the River worker after cleaning up plastic in the St. Lawrence River

John Peach, executive director for environmental group Save the River, next to some of the plastic he helped clean from the St. Lawrence River. The group cleaned up a 15-square-foot patch of plastic flotsam as part of their “Replace Single Use Plastics” program. Circa 2018. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of John Peach. Listen to John […]

Taking a LightHawk flight over the St. Lawrence River

Taking a LightHawk flight over the St. Lawrence River

John Peach, the executive director of environmental group Save the River, on a LightHawk flight over the St. Lawrence River. LightHawk is a group that does environmental flights over the river for different non-profit groups. June 2019. Photo taken by Doyle Dean. Courtesy of John Peach. Listen to John Peach on the importance of conservation […]

Working with Save the River in Alexandria Bay

Working with Save the River in Alexandria Bay

Ann Ward is the former executive director of Save the River. She says she started out in the organization 40 years ago because of her love for the St. Lawrnece River. Over the years, she worked with many of the organization’s environmental projects. She remembers one project they did testing sewage. At the time, the […]

Running Underwood Herbs in Plattsburgh

Jane Desotelle owns Underwood Herbs, where she sells herbs at local farmers’ markets. She actually helped get those farmers markets started, and now she’s the Executive Director of the Adirondack Farmers Market Cooperative.  She lives in the same property where she grew up in Plattsburgh, where her mother first taught her to pick herbs and […]

Fire warden with a hand pump in North Hudson

Fire warden with a hand pump in North Hudson

Unidentified fire warden poses with what was known colloquially as an “Indian pump”. The tank was carried on the firefighters back and the hand pump was used to direct water at the fire. Circa 1930s. North Hudson area, NY.