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CAP-21 supports sustainable year-round communities in the West Central Adirondacks through its work in developing economic revitalization, social responsibility, and environmental balance.

CAP-21 currently provides support and assistance to five townships (Forestport, Inlet, Webb, Indian Lake & Long Lake) stretching across three counties (Oneida, Herkimer, Hamilton) along the NYS Route 28 & 30 corridors.

Good CAP-21 Stuff

ADIRONDACK PARK RECREATION WEB PORTAL
CAP-21 has been part of a project to develop a web-portal for recreation activities within the Park and neighboring communities. Search by activity, by region/town, by season. Go to www.visitadirondacks.com/recreation to start exploring the Adirondack Park today. Also download the free mobile application which can be used anywhere in the Park, even without cell service.

ADIRONDACK PARK ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION STRATEGY
CAP-21 is participating in a project with the Common Ground Alliance and the Adirondack Partnership on a North Country project to develop a long-term strategy and approach for continued economic revitalization within the Park. This approach is looking at how specific economic sectors can be improved and what types of promotional, marketing and financial supports would improve the sustainability of business and eco-tourism within the Park. For more information go to www.adirondackstrategies.com .

CAP-PY DUCK DERBY –
We had a just Ducky Day on August 31 as 2850+ ducks went swimming down the Moose River. To see the Derby winners go to the CAPPY Duck page on this website. Big thanks to all our volunteers and all our business sponsors, please patronize these great Adirondack businesses.

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ARROWHEAD PARK
CAP-21 assisted the Town of Inlet in securing a Local Waterfront Revitalization Project (LWRP) from the NYS Department of State for implemented additional improvements at Arrowhead Park. Arrowhead recently completed its 50th year as a municipal park and draws 30,000+ visitors per year. The Park is the cornerstone of Inlet’s tourism economy and improvements will include beach changing rooms, improved parking and walkways, increased accessibility, landscaping and lighting improvements and hopefully construction of a Park events pavilion.

OLD FORGE FARMERS MARKET
Our 7th Market Season starts Friday June 27 and runs 16 weeks through October 10 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the market location behind Old Forge Hardware. CAP-21 and the Farmer’s Market will be continuing to feature traditional Adirondack artists and traditional crafts. Come share in our traditional arts. The Old Forge Farmers Market is the Central Adirondack’s Friday place to be. Be sure to stop and say hello to our wonderful market managers Reed & Barbara Proper

TOWN OF WEBB RECREATION – Things to do in Old Forge

  • The Pirates have landed! Check out the new Pirate Playground at the municipal beach.
  • Walk the Maple Ridge Recreation Trail – Can you do all the exercise stations? Off the TOBIE Trail behind the Park Ave Little League field.
  • Kick that Soccer Ball – the town has a new indoor soccer facility at the North Street recreation complex.
  • Stand over the Moose River – walk or cycle the new additions to the TOBIE Trail in Thendara.
  • Ride that Bike – the town is installing new bike racks at VIEW the Train Station, McCauley, Eagle Bay, and at other locations to make it easier for you to get around town.

All of these recreation projects were part of grants assisted by CAP-21. The Herkimer County HealthNet Creating Healthy Places project has a focus on promoting healthy lifestyles and assisting towns to improve opportunities for recreation. Check out the Herkimer County Trails Guide which is available in download from http://www.herkimerhealthnet.com/pdf/NEWTRAIL.pdf or at the Webb Information Center.

 

Central Adirondack Laboratory for Environmental Studies (CALES)
Through a grant from the NYS Department of State, and in collaboration with the Town of Webb and the Central Adirondack Arts & Sciences Advocacy, project consultants Phinney Design and ELAN Planning have developed a feasibility study on the establishment of an environmental and research entity within Old Forge. For more information please check out the summary report at  CALES report_Revised draft_April 17

Town of Webb Waterfront Revitalization Project
The Town of Webb has developed a conceptual ”Master Plan” for the future of the municipal waterfront park. This design plan is intended to provide ideas and effective approaches to preserve and enjoy this major asset. Please review these plans and feel free to share your thoughts and ideas as well. Also, make sure you bring the kids to the beach to see the new pirate ship playground secured through a grant with Herkimer County HealthNet.
Summary Brief Webb Waterfront

Woods Inn Dockage
Take a ride or take your boat to the Woods Inn. Enjoy the Inn and enjoy the business district in Inlet.
The Woods Inn dock is open to the public and was built using design plans based upon the original constuction that occurred around 1910. The Town of Inlet was the grant recipient of a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)  Rural Development to assist the Town’s largest seasonal employer and create new water-based tourism opportunities for the townCAP-21 wrote the grant for Inlet using design plans that were based on old photographs of the century old dock.

Check out the Adirondack Futures Project which looks at possible scenarios for the Park and what strategies and events would have to be in place for these outcomes to occur.
http://www.adkfutures.org/

Check out the cycling website from the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA)
www.bikethebyways.org

Regional Housing Needs Assessment
CAP-21 contracted with River Street Planning & Development to conduct an in-depth analysis of housing needs in Forestport, Webb, Inlet and Long Lake.  Check out the report and give us your comments:
Housing Needs Assessment June 1012

Central Adirondack Marketing Partnership (CAMP)
CAP-21, in collaboration with the Central Adirondack Association (CAA), has been the recipient of a USDA Rural Development grant, which will provided CAMP with training and technical assistance on the planning and development of a regional marketing plan. Stay tuned as we hope to have this Regional Marketing Plan available by the end of 2012. Representitives from Forestport, Webb, Inlet, Long Lake and Indian Lake have been participating in this process along with individuals representing various tourism, commercial or industry sectors.

If you would like more information on the CAMP project, please contact Nick Rose at 369-3353.

Talk To The CAP – Please tell us what you think about topics and issues important to our communities and the Adirondacks, or just vent (in an Adirondack nice way). Just go to:
http://cap-21.org/cap-corner/talk-to-the-cap

 

 

 

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