4-Town Comprehensive Plan
The towns of Harrisburg, Martinsburg, Montague and Pinckney are in the early stages of comprehensive plans. Click HERE for more information.
East Branch Fish Creek Project
The East Branch of Fish Creek Working Group, established in 1995, a coalition of local residents, hunting club members, conservationists, snowmobilers, town officials, representatives of NY State’s Department of Environmental Conservation, The Nature Conservancy and the Hancock Timber Resource Group, has been working to protect the Fish Creek watershed.
On June 10, 2002, The Nature Conservancy of New York announced a landmark deal to preserve 44,650 acres of forest lands in the Tug Hill Plateau in Lewis County, approximately 30 miles north of Syracuse, marking the largest land acquisition that the Conservancy has negotiated in the state of New York.
Maple Ridge Windpower Project
(located in Martinsburg, Harrisburg and Lowville)
Maple Ridge Windpower project (formerly known as the Flat Rock Wind Project) is a 50/50 joint effort of Atlantic Renewable Energy Corporation and Zilkha Renewable Energy. The team maintains a project office in Lowville, New York. Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions.
Maple Ridge Wind Power
7612 North State Street
Lowville, NY 13367
For a short summary of the projcet, click HERE.
Maple Ridge Wind Project Photos
Click HERE (4,415 KB PDF file) to view phots taken in May 2005
Click HERE (169 KB PDF file) to view photos taken June 21, 2005
Click HERE (1,277 KB PDF file) to view photos taken August 18, 2005
Click HERE (844 KB PDF file) to view photos taken August 24, 2005
Click HERE (1,393 KB PDF file) to view photos taken August 25, 2005
Click HERE (546 KB PDF file) to view photos taken September 7, 2005
Oneida Lake Watershed Project
In 1998, the Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board launched a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation-funded project to develop a strategy for the southern region of the Oneida Lake watershed. The Oneida Lake Task Force was formed, which consisted of a partnership of agencies, organizations, nonprofit and homeowner groups, and other key decision-makers throughout the watershed. As a result of these partnerships, many groups have looked beyond agency and county borders to identify common goals and to share resources.
Websites of interest relating to Oneida Lake Watershed Project:
Oneida Lake Watershed Management Plan
Central NY Regional Planning and Development Board
New York Water Environmental Association, Inc.