Urban and Community Forestry

 

The Village of Saranac Lake applied for and received the Urban and Community Forestry Grant from the NYS DEC. This grant will allow the Village to conduct a Tree Inventory and then create a Community Forestry Managment Plan.

The Village of Saranac Lake applied for and received the Urban and Community Forestry Grant from the NYS DEC. This grant allowed for a Tree Inventory of Downtown street trees, parks, Mount Pisgah, and trees along Park Ave. The goal is to create a Community Forestry Managment Plan. Currently there are varying species of trees and conditions, from healthy to dead, among trees planted in Village parks and in Village right-of-ways. With a complete tree inventory and a comprehensive care and management plan, the Village will ensure that residents are afforded a healthy tree canopy for years to come.

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Residental Compost at the DPW

DPW Garage, ask for residental compost drop-off

95 Van Buren St.

 

​Hours of Operation:

​Monday - Friday 7:00am-2:30pm

Saturday - Sunday 7:00am-12:00 pm

 

Village residents with a valid compost permit may dispose of leaves and brush. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the compost facility, please call 518-891-4160.  

 

Compost Permit Application

 

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Walk Friendly Community Silver Award

walk friendly communities logo

Saranac Lake is designated as a Silver-Level community due to the impressive levels of walking and excellent planning efforts. Saranac Lake is a very walkable community and most errands can be accomplished on foot. A walk through the Village provides beautiful lake and river views, historic architecture, parks for refuge and recreation, and many dining and shopping possibilities. Learn more.

Call for Coordinator

Call for Task Force Coordinator- The current Climate Smart Communities Task Force Coordinator will be stepping down from this volunteer role in March. The Task Force is looking for an individual that is willing to step into this role. Find out more by contacting the current coordinator, Erin Griffin, egriffin@adirondack.org and check out the description document.