Spring 2021 Road Side Cleanup

Ausable Acres, Jay, NY 12941
Spring 2021 Road Side Cleanup
Saturday, May 1, 2021

To those able to participate in this year’s program-and there were many-thank you!  Our crew included not only first time volunteers but, past Adopt-a-Road members and I’m proud to say, a wealth of new Adopt-a-Road members! The enclosed pictures tell the story of a beautiful day met with smiles and enthusiasm. In total, we collected a minimum of three truckloads; much of this done prior to Saturday, May 1st, by willing volunteers able to commit to the cause but unable to secure the date. And special thanks to Knut Sauer for managing the dump deliveries. We just can’t do it without you. You’re the best!

In addition, thanks to the Jay Community News for sharing this post.

To many, Ausable Drive is used as a shortcut by multi-destination drivers. And for reasoning beyond my comprehension and that of our community at large, it’s used as a dumping ground. Please reconsider and help us keep our roads clean and safe.

Thank you everyone!

Laurie Conney*
Adopt-a-Road  Organizer

Spring Roadside Clean-up

Happy Spring Everyone!

The Ausable Acres Spring 2021 Roadside Clean Up is confirmed for Saturday, May 1st.  It’s planned as a self-guided event this year which allows you to create your own schedule for pick up. Last time, members were able to take their bags with them and dispose of at home but, in case you can’t, you can leave them behind the pavilion where they’ll be collected and properly disposed of.

NOTE: if you can’t make it on May 1st, please feel free to do so before or after Saturday, May 1st! That said, you’ll have to dispose of your own garbage.

A copy of the active Adopt a Road member list is included below. Should you decide to become a member and adopt a section of your neighborhood road(s) please feel free to contact me. Happy to add your name(s)! In fact, a special plea to anyone able to adopt parts of Ausable Drive between Cross St. and Church St.!

I encourage all active Adopt a Road members and otherwise concerned neighbors, to get started on their cleanup. It would be a welcome sight to enjoy clean pathways and garbage free roadsides! All thanks to you!

Adopt a road volunteers
Joyce Philips-Fir St.
Tricia Koch & Rich Apelt – Tannenbaum, Evergreen & Spruce.
Kathy DeFina-Sawmill from Sequoia Mtn to Summit
Diane and John Mehrman-first section of AuSable Dr. Off 86
Lynne and Bill Johnson-Oneida Lane and Sequoia Mountain Lane from the junction with Oneida to the turn -around at the end.
Marisol & Knut Sauer-Ridgetop, Hawthorne and Maple Lane
Frank Krueger-Ausable Drive from Lakeside to Ridgetop and Sawmill from Alder to Ausable Drive.
Jim Haig-Oak Hollow Rd., around lake and silver trail, Cherry St. and Butternut
Jim Jacob- AuSable Drive between the two Oak Hollow signs.
Bob and Lou Moriarty-River Road and Cascades
Susan & Steve Albert – Raccoon Lane
Cori Potter – Red Fox Drive and Sequoia Mountain Lane
Laurie & Rick Conney – AuSable Drive, from Ridgetop to blue trailhead
Charlie & Elise Roller – Evergreen and Ridgetop

Good health to you all!
Laurie Conney


Winter Trail Etiquette

Above are new winter trail signs that are about to be posted.  You may have noticed the significant increase in our trail usage, which is a good thing.  It’s nice to see so many people exercising safely outdoors during this awful pandemic.  We do need to be aware that, during the winter, our trail system is used for a variety of activities. We need to be mindful that your use of the trails doesn’t ruin the trails for other activities.  If we ever get some deep snow, fingers crossed, “barebooting” can be a serious problem.  Please use snow shoes.  At the moment, ice on the trails is increasing and the use of microspikes is an important piece of safety equipment to at least bring with you on your hike.

Enjoy and be safe!!!