Type of Work: Conservation

: Construction crew building the state road through Natural Dam

Construction crew building the state road through Natural Dam

Construction crew builds NY-58 through the village of Natural Dam (Town of Gouverneur). Written on photo: “BUILDING THE STATE ROAD THROUGH THE VILLAGE NATURAL DAM. N.Y.” Photograph by Henry M. Beach. Circa 1910. Natural Dam, NY. Courtesy of the Adirondack Experience.

Running a not-for-profit on art, agriculture, & cooking in Keene Valley

Running a non-profit about art, agriculture, & cooking in Keene Valley

Craigardan is a not-for-profit educational organization in Keene. People of all ages come there for residencies, workshops, and classes in agriculture, the arts, and culinary studies. Barbara Tam founded it two years ago with Michele Drozd. Listen here to Barbara explain what Craigardan does, and why.

Tending the lock on the upper Saranac River

Tending the lock on the upper Saranac River

Margaret Hawthorn works at the upper lock on the Saranac River as a lock tender from mid-May to mid-September. It’s a small lock – only a 2.5 foot drop. It’s also hand operated, because there’s no electricity. Listen to Margaret’s story here.