“Save Point Au Roche Park” Rally<br> Sunday, March 21 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Photo by Greg Epler Wood

Don some green this coming Sunday and join in the rally to save Point Au Roche State Park. Ride your bike, walk, put your kayaks on top of your car, take your birding binoculars and bring a sign in support of the Park. The Plattsburgh site is among the 41 parks and historic sites slated for closure by the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation (NYOPR). The closures are part of NYOPR’s $29 million budget cut and are set to start April 1. The Park is a tremendous community resource that includes a public beach, 60 moorings, picnic facilities, and twelve miles of hiking trails that wind through a variety of interesting habitats including woods, rocky bluffs, wetlands, and shoreline. Point Au Roche State Park is also part of the Lake Champlain Paddlers’ Trail and provides primitive camping exclusive to paddlers in a small secluded and protected bay.   

Rally participants will gather near Assemblywoman Janet Duprey’s office at 202 US Oval to deliver petitions and resolutions and present a show of force in support of the Park. For more information, contact Mary Simmers, President of the Friends of Point Au Roche State Park at simmersml@ aol.com. The Oval is off Route 9 on the south side of Plattsburgh. Take the east outlet at the traffic circle on Route 9 (two planes from the old Air Force Base will be visible) and it will take you into the south end of the Oval.