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
SAVE OUR STRAND (SOS)
Join CAP-21 and a number of community organizations (Central Adirondack Association, VIEW, Town of Webb Historical Association, Kiwanis,) as we celebrate the Strand Theatre 90th anniversary. Please donate to the fund for Strand digital conversion by forwarding a check to CAP-21 with a notation “Strand Theatre Fund” in the memo line or call us directly at CAP-21 for more information. The Strand is much more than just a theater, its part of the heart of our community. ”What If, No Strand?”
TO MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION TO THE STRAND -
Use the CAP-21 Membership Donation Form to the right and note next to your name “Strand Fund”
CAP-PY DUCK DERBY -
The Annual Duck Derby is back and bigger than ever with 15 opportunities to win a $100,000 jackpot.
The 3rd Derby will be held on September 1, 2013 and has become an Old Forge Labor Day weekend tradition. The Derby is the CAP-21 sole fundraising event and supports our community work. You do not need to be present to win.
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 Farmer’s Market
Our 6th Market Season starts Friday June 28 and runs through October 4from 1:00 – 5:00 pm behind Old Forge Hardware. New this year, CAP-21 and the Farmer’s Market will be featuring Adirondack artists and traditional crafts. Come share in our traditional arts. Its the Central Adirondack Friday place to be, and be sure to say hello to our market managers Reed & Barbara Proper.
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. A public meeting was held on April 10 regarding this concept and CAP-21 is seeking your thoughts and comments on this proposed center. Please review the attached draft and provide feedback to CAP-21 as soon as possible.
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
CAP-21 Announces Blueway Trail Projects
CAP-21, in collaboration with the Town of Webb, will be distributing project funds as part of the 90 Miler Blueway Trail Strategy. The intent of the Blueway Trail initiative is for those communities located along the waterway route of the Adirondack Canoe Classic (known as the 90 Miler) to cooperatively develop a regional strategy for community revitalization, sustainable economic development and enhanced public access to waterways in the corridor between Old Forge and Saranac Lake. These projects follow an extensive process of working with the townships, community groups and paddle-sport based businesses to identify priority waterway linked priorities. The Blueway Trail projects are being funded through the NYS Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources, with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund, and is being coordinated through CAP-21.
Priority project allocations include the following:
- Town of Webb – $24,000 for development of a master plan and design for the municipal waterfront;
- Town of Inlet – $24,000 for carry and launch site improvements at Fifth and Sixth Lake landings;
- Town of Indian Lake (Blue Mt. Lake Association) – $7,500 assistance in constructing a public pavilion at the Blue Mt. Lake public beach
- Town of Long Lake – $18,000 for development of the Long Lake Nature Trail and waterfront improvements;
- Town/Village of Tupper Lake – $24,000 for establishing/enhancing connections between the Wild Center and the Raquette River, including interpretive signage and dockage improvements; and
- Town of Harrietstown/Village of Saranac Lake – $20,000 for improvements on launch areas at Baldwin and Beaver Parks.
CAP-21 also hopes to work with the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) on marketing and promotion of the Blueway as a regional recreational destination. Other community groups involved in developing this Blueway Strategy were the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the Adirondack Watershed Alliance, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Adirondack Park Invasive Species Program. Altogether more than $1.3 million in economic revitalization projects were identified for the region. The Blueway Trail Strategy will provide a foundation and basis for potential future project funding through a number of funding sources including: NYS Department of State, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation, the Adirondack Smart Growth grant program and the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Councils.
Town of Webb Recreation Grant -
The Pirates have landed! Check out the new recreation equipment at the municipal beach. CAP-21 has partnered with the Town of Webb to receive and implement a Creating Healthy Places grant from the Herkimer County HealthNet Wellness Committee. The Town used these funds to construct a playground area at the public beach and is also planning to make improvements to the North Street playground complex.
In recohnition of the Town of Webb’s historical connection with the Fulton Chain, the planned playground is intended to reinforce a waterfront nautical play theme. The Creating Healthy Places project recently supported a grant with the Town of Webb School District and CAP-21 for improvements to the McCauley Mt. trail connector behind the school, as well as with the recent publication of the Herkimer County Trails Guide which is available in download from http://www.herkimerhealthnet.com/pdf/NEWTRAIL.pdf or at the Webb Information Center.
Healthy Kids & Community: Learning & Recreation
CAP-21 has partnered with the Town of Webb School District and the West Adirondacks Recreational Development Association (WARDA) to receive and implement a Creating Healthy Places grant in the amount of $5,350 from the Herkimer County HealthNet Wellness Committee. The school district will implement a Healthy Kids & Community: Education & Recreation project that seeks to combine learning experiences with physical activity. This project will make improvements to the WARDA McCauley Mt. Trail that will include physical activity stations along the trail which will be combined with environmental and historical signage. Webb students will work with their teachers to develop signage on the fauna and flora found on the trail, as well as to develop historical information bites on important industry, events and occurrences pertaining to the Town of Webb. Historical fact checking and signage content assistance will be provided by the Town of Webb Historical Association.
The intent of the project is to create a fun way to learn and recreate at the same time, making both more enjoyable. All grant resources will be used for trail improvements, materials, equipment and signage. When completed, the McCauley Healthy Kids & Community Trail will provide the school district learning opportunities for physical education, local and NYS history, science and ecology, as well as subject matter for art classes or other curriculum and learning. The McCauley Trail improvements will also be available for use by residents and visitors, and creating another asset for our community.
The TOW School District and WARDA will be looking for volunteers to help work on the trail improvements and installation of equipment and signage. For more information contact Nick Rose at CAP-21 or Page Hannah at the Town of Webb School.
Woods Inn Dockage
The Woods Inn dockage was formally dedicated in July of 2012. The design was 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. The new dock will assist the Town’s largest seasonal employer and create new water-based tourism opportunities for the town. CAP-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.
Check out the new cycling website from the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA)
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.
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