Volunteers Welcome!

Assistance needed in the office with filing, mailings, and phone calls or with working on databases, grants and planning!

Have some expertise and time to share?  Trails Committee, Silos Committee, Program Committee, Canoe Race Committee & Marketing Committee are always welcoming new members!

Looking for working committee  for our Photo Contest!
Call the office 792-5363 for more information.
(You may have to leave a message…we’re on the go!)

 

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2015 Annual Meeting Announcement

Join us on Wednesday, November 4th at 6 PM for appetizers (suggested donation of $10) and drinks in the upstairs of the BullPen in downtown Glens Falls. We’ll drink, eat and be merry. At 7 PM we’ll start the meeting along with a special presentation on the history of dams in the Southern Adirondacks by Mike Prescott.

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Birding on the Feeder Canal

Don’t miss the presentation by Gordie Ellmers (veterinarian from Fort Edward and photographer extraordinaire ) on Birding on the Feeder Canal …….on Tuesday August 25th at 7PM Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. His images of birds are fantastic! For more information click the tab “Birding” on our website or call 792-5363   (Credit for the image of a male Baltimore Oreo is given to Gordon Ellmers. )baltimore orio male

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2015 Canoe/Kayak Race Thank You’s!

The next Canoe/Kayak Race will be on JUNE 4th, 2016 at Overlook Park in Queensbury – Rain or Shine!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Canoe/Kayak Race on June 6, 2015. It was a great day and even greater participation. The Feeder Canal Alliance would like to also thank the wonderful sponsors of the Canoe/Kayak Race. We couldn’t do it without you!

Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company

Adirondack Canoe Company
Barton Mines
Broadway Diner
Common Roots Brewing
Darn Tough Vermont
East End Eatery
Express Computer Restore
Flomatic Corporation
Fountain Square Outfitters
Glens Falls Produce
Glens Falls Rotary
Grey Ghost Bicycles
Hess International School
It’s A Kidz World
J.E. Sawyer
John’s Outdoor Sport
Just B’Cause
Liberty Graphics
Marcia Rose Clark
Patagonia
Price Chopper
Raul’s Mexican Grill
Rick’s Bike Shop
Rockhill Bakery & Cafe
Spektor’s Coffee Roasters
Steve’s Place
United by Blue

Each year we rely on Gerry Trudell of Reliable Racing to time the race. Thanks Gerry! We couldn’t do it without you year after year!

And thank you to our race committee: Brian Murphy, Carl Zutz and Matt Strickland. You guys are awesome!

 

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2015 Riverfest

New this year! The 2015 Riverfest is being held in addition to the annual Canoe/Kayak Race. Go to www.glensfallsriverfest.com to find out about all of the family friendly activities that will be happening in Glens Falls on Saturday, June 6th, 2015. And don’t forget about our Canoe/Kayak Race and Recreational Paddle. Registration starts at 8:30 AM at Overlook Park in Queensbury on Saturday, June 6th.

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Be a Hero – Be a Canoe/Kayak Race Sponsor!

The Feeder Canal Alliance (FCA) annual five mile long Canoe/Kayak Race & Recreational Paddle on Saturday, June 6th, is an exciting tradition and we are looking for your support. The Canoe/Kayak Race fundraiser is now the first event of the Riverfest 2015, a collaboration with the Glens Falls Rotary, the City of Glens Falls and the Town of Queensbury. Other events that day include a “Walk for Water”, food, music and activities for the young and old in Haviland Cove and along the canal and trail. Riverfest 2015 will draw significant numbers of people from the community and we would love to have you be a part of it by supporting our race!

Please consider cone of the following sponsorship opportunities that will help make our race a success and support the continuing work of FCA maintaining the canal and recreational trail while promoting the history of our area.

Grand Champion sponsor for $1,000
Weigh Master sponsor for $500
Lock Tender sponsor for $300
Boatman sponsor for $200
Mile Master sponsor for $150

For more information or to sign up as a sponsor please download our sponsorship form. We look forward to your support!

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FYI – The Old Military Road Tour

The Old Military Road Tour, a Reliving of Our Extraordinary Moment in History

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:15 PM

Place: Pickup and drop-off: Fort William Henry’s block house adjacent to parking lot

Presented by the Warren County Historical Society and the French and Indian War Society

Trolley Tour with seven stops: Fort William Henry, Fort George, Halfway brook, Cooper’s Cave, Blind Rock, Williams Monument and Bloody Pond.

Register Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Warren County Historical Society, 195 Sunnyside Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Call to check availability: (518) 743-0734

The 30 available seats will be given to the first registrants.

Guided/Narrated Tour: $20

Program/Historical Guide (38 pages) available: $10

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THANK YOU!

Thank you for purchasing a canoe raffle ticket! We appreciate your support and wish you good luck!

~The Feeder Canal Alliance

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Silos Open House

Thank you to all who stopped by our open house at the Silos this past weekend. We had about 200 visitors and made some great contacts for future partners. We even got to use a solar panel to power our computer and projector! Another important thing to note was that we talked with a lot of people who have stories and pictures to contribute to our growing historical collection of the Feeder Canal. Preserving your stories of this area is very important to us!

The bicycle ride along the trail sponsored by the Warren County Safe and Quality Bicycling Organization led by John Strough was a great success, too. We heard there were over 500 cyclists that participated!

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Tell us about Down Trees

If you see a tree down along the canal or trail please call the Feeder Canal Alliance office at 518-792-5363 to let us know. We will pass the message along to have it taken care of.

There are currently several trees down along the canal, like the one pictured below between the Feeder Dam and Haviland Cove in Glens Falls.

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