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New York Campground To Get Upgrades Despite Invasive Species Concerns

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According to a report, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) approved upgrades to Fish Creek Pond Campground and Day Use Area located in Saranac Lake, New York.

Dissident Andrea Hogan doubted if the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s plans for the management of the camp did enough to fight invading species.

The issue bothered Hogan enough that she decided to vote against the plan at the board’s meeting on Thursday. Hogan said she also voted against the plan because the DEC is yet to officially examine the capacity of the pond as well as its adjoining water bodies.

The plans that the rest of the APA board voted on Thursday included replacing six restrooms and a bathhouse, rehabilitating roads, expanding parking facilities, improving the bike path and amphitheater, as well as building the new caretaker’s cabin and boat launch.

The DEC could also temporarily shut down nine campsites each year to ensure maintenance.

The campground is the largest DEC campground, and it is also one of its most popular. DEC staff members said the campground remains operational for the season.

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