On Thursday, June 23rd HOTH had its first official interactions with the community at the Fort Edward Canal Street Marketplace. We successfully distributed over 50 brochures to community members and were able to have some great conversations about what HOTH is and how it works to maintain the health of the river and our quality of life. We receive a lot of positive feedback and words of gratitude for our efforts thus far in addition to some really great questions. Kids stopped by too, gathering coloring sheets, connect the dots, and seek and find activities about animals that live in and around the Hudson River. All in all it was a great success and we look forward to our next event in the near future. Thank you to everyone who participated in making this day happen.
Community members and Hoth have recognized the importance in maintaining the footpath along the Champlain Canal, from Rte. 197 to East Road. Doing so would designate the zone as non-commercial or industrial and limit the IDA’s scope for running a new sewer line from Canalside Energy to the Washington County Water Treatment facility.
Village community members and HOTH is moving forward with a plan to limit the WWIDA's proposed sewer line along the Champlain Canal between East Road and Rte. 197. The construction of this sewer line would impact the freshwater ecosystem that has withstood the shipping of PCB contaminated sediment past its shores from the Hudson River to the Dewatering facility a few hundred miles north. To lose this piece of land to the WWIDA would limit the ability of Promote Fort Edward to use the Champlain Canal HIstoric Site designation to its advantage.
Read more from the June Board Meeting HERE.
Thursday, June 16th a letter was sent to Jacky Schillinger, the manager of government and public relations (email@example.com or calling 518-449-6049) with a copy of the signed petition, requesting designation of Sally's Trail. Read the letter below...
My name is Shannon Gillis, I am an educator and a concerned citizen driven to uncover and communicate actions of our representatives and planning boards that have the potential to affect our health and the health of the environment, especially the Hudson River Ecosystem.