Silos Open House!

We will be hosting an open house on Sunday, August 10th from 12 to 2 PM at the Silos on Maple Street in Hudson Falls. The Feeder Canal Alliance Board Members will be on hand to guide you through the restoration and history of the five coal silos. We would also love your help with the future of the silos. The Feeder Canal Alliance wants to hear how you envision the silos in the years to come.

Hoist House Before

Hoist House Before

Silos Before

Silos Before

Silos After

Silos After

2014 Canoe/Kayak Race

We had a wonderful Canoe/Kayak Race this year! Sunny weather and many happy and eager racers!

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Lets aim for 100 participants next year!

Clean Up Day!

We had loads of volunteers for Clean Up Day! Thank you to each and every volunteer that brought their elbow grease, dedication, rakes, clippers and even cookies. We appreciated your effort and the very clean parks and trails that everyone can now use. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Feeder Canal Alliance

 

 

Thank You to the Brewfest Volunteers!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and friends of Adirondack Theatre Festival and Feeder Canal Alliance, we’d like to express our sincerest “ Thank You” for your generosity in volunteering at the Glens Falls Brewfest this year!  Brewfest was a tremendous success thanks to the wonderful organizational skills of John and  Janet Cordes, Bill and Lynne Mason, and Chris and Kathy Reed but most importantly because of the part you played in supporting these two wonderful not-for-profit organizations with your time.   Brewfest wouldn’t be the hit it was without your help.

We hope you had such a good time that you will join us again next year!

Merci Beaucoup! Danke Schon! Grazie!  धन्यवाद! Dziekuje! ….one more time.

 

Mark Fleischer
ATF Producing Artistic Director

Landrie Bock
ATF General Manager

Jeanne Williams
FCA Executive Director

 

 

 

Linear Parks

Maurice O’Connell, a wonderful FCA Trustee/Board Member, found a great article that speaks specifically about the benefits and future of “Linear Parks” (flip to page 17 for the details). Thanks Mo!

“For those of you that are unfamiliar with the term “Linear Park”…The Feeder Canal is a Linear Park in the truest sense. According to Wikipedia: A linear park is a park that is substantially longer than it is wide. It is often formed as a part of a “rails to trails” conversion of antiquated railroad beds to recreational use. Other linear parks make use of strips of public land next to canals, streams, electrical lines, highways and shorelines.

The Feeder Canal has an interconnected network of outstanding trails and parks serving all forms of non-vehicular movement. It links many points of interest throughout three Cities and two Counties. It also provides healthy and diverse transportation and outdoor recreation opportunities for the people who use the trail and canal.”

-Maurice O’Connell