Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Restricted Zones have been expanded by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and merged into a single Restricted Zone in an attempt to slow the spread of this invasive beetle.
The Wakely Mountain trail is being closed because the condition of the fire tower has gotten much worse. So bad in fact that DEC officials are worried strong winds could topple the tower and possibly injure anyone in the area.
The DEC say's the Utica Fire Department and the State Office Fire Prevention and Control did a fantastic job on the arterial clean up process where 10,000 gallons of gasoline spilled out of a wrecked tanker.
If it says "free", then I'm all for it. Although, I did buy a fishing license for the first time in some years. But I think this is a great idea if you only fish occasionally, or maybe you're trying fishing for the first time.