It’s that time of year when we welcome back past participants and encourage new ones to join us for our biannual roadside cleanup. I thought it prudent to remind Ausable Acres residents that the Town Highway Department is not responsible for roadside clean up, so if it’s going to get done, it’s up to us to do it. The reason these biannual events are successful is because of YOU! Please join us.
We’ve chosen the week of Sunday, May 7th through Saturday, May 13th for this year’s cleanup. We’re asking you to clean your stretch of road and/or focus on side roads close to your home. Additionally, we’re asking you to manage your collected waste. If you can’t do so, please leave your bags behind the Pavilion for pick up. If you’re an Adopt-A-Road member, please see the enclosed attachment for your
chosen road sections.
With any luck at all we’ll have our beautiful area cleaned up and looking great for Mother’s Day weekend.
Adopt-A Road Member, email@example.com
The Silver Trail around Lake Eaton is going to be temporarily closed with immediate effect. As you probably know, the beavers have done some damage to the lake area, including the outlet on the opposite side of the Pavilion area. JLKN who owns the property is undertaking some work to clean up after the beavers and ensure the dam is safe and secure and water inflow and outflow is unobstructed.
Please respect the No Trespassing signs during the construction work. The lake area remains open but the complete trail system is closed for the time being. The work being done has full DEC approval. Any concerns should be directed to DEC, and not to anyone carrying out the onsite work.
Please be aware to apply special caution as turtles navigate our roads during mating/nesting season. Turtles are active now through August.
See pictures below of high risk crossing areas in addition to Ridgetop: One on Ausable Drive before Sawmill. I’ve typically seen them crossing left to right end route to Ausable Forks.
To know more about your long-lived Adirondack neighbors, please read https://www.adirondack.net/wildlife/turtles/
And refer to www.dancingturtlerescue.org for valuable education and rehabilitation information. Importantly, how to safely help a turtle cross the road and/or what to do should you hit and/or come upon an injured turtle. Turtles are incredibly resilient and recovery is possible when done in a timely manner.
DEC reminds motorists to “give turtles a brake” and they are already out.
Please drive with caution and keep an eye out for the wildlife – especially the turtles.
In the Ridgetop Area in the acres turtles are always crossing – so drive extra slow and keep your eyes open.
So Brake for Turtles!
TO ALL AAPOA MEMBERS:
May 5th – “Friday Get Together” at the pavilion at 5:00.
Bring a dish to share and a beverage of your choice.
A great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy Spring’s warm weather.
SEE YOU THERE!
Joan and Elyse