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Sun, Jan 21: Potsdam - A Climate-Smart Community Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (above the police station), 7:30 PM. The town and village of Potsdam recently passed a resolution to become a Climate Smart Community. CSC is a program that is managed by NYS DEC. Villages, towns, and counties can pledge to become a certified Climate Smart Community. The commitment involves 10 elements including goal setting, decreasing community energy use, and supporting a green innovation economy, all dependent on informing and inspiring the public. Alex French, Sustainability Coordinator for Clarkson University, will discuss how the climate is changing in Potsdam; specific ways Potsdam and similar communities might fulfill the 10 elements needed to achieve a CSC certification; ways Clarkson will be involved; and the general process that the Town and Village of Potsdam might take to move forward.

Sat, Jan 27: Snowshoe Wellesley Island State Park We will explore the trails and visit the newly renovated Nature Center (if it is open). Bring lunch. 3-6 miles RT depending on the will of the group. Level 2-3. Contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

Sun, Feb 11: Great Camp Santanoni 10 miles round trip over mostly flat ground. We’ll ski this classic route to the Great Camp where we’ll cook a hot lunch on our backpacking stove. Level 4, strenuous, for length and remoteness. Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu.

Sat, Feb 17: Skiing on the Peavine Swamp trail This famous old ski trail near Wanakena is more scenic than its name suggests. Several possible loops allow us to adapt the route to the weather and snow conditions. Easy to moderate, Level 3. Joint outing with North Woods Chapter. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

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Previous Outings
Snowshoe at the Newcomb VIC (Dec 9, 2017)
Cancelled due to a lack of participants.
Janack's Landing (Nov 17, 2017)
The day unfolded in three phases, from dull to brilliant. First phase: we convened under battleship ...
Hurricane Mountain (Nov 11, 2017)
Cancelled due to a lack of participants.
Educational Affiliate Program Leadership Workshop (Nov 11, 2017)
This year's workshop took place on a dry, sunny, but cold day with light snow and some icy patches o ...

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