Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Syracuse Sierra Club Meeting On Onondaga Lake Cleanup--Wed 9/26 7PM

Let the Restoration Begin! An update on Onondaga Lake Damage and Restoration

Anne L. Secord, Acting Deputy Field Supervisor with the New York Field Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide an update on restoration projects underway as a result of the $26 million Natural Resource Damage Assessment settlement at Onondaga Lake.

Bring your ideas, questions, ideas, as we all look forward to a new Onondaga Lake and the lessons it holds for us all.

Wednesday, September 26 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
University United Methodist Church
1085 E. Genesee St., Ste. 1
Syracuse, NY

Friday, September 21, 2018

From High Tor Area

A few weeks back I had a chance to survey on private property close to High Tor NYS Wildlife Management Area at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. My Clarks Gully Blog is focused on the stone and aspects of Mother Earth found at High Tor. 

Please contact the DEC during their current comment period to ask for additional protections be put in place for the stone mounds at High Tor. To learn more, http://www.hightor.org
Email the DEC, R8.UMP @dec.ny.gov

Here are some pictures

 A trio of Manitou Stones that have begun tilting over the millennia. This is the first time that I have ever seen such a conglomeration of Large Manitou Stones. I regularly find groupings of small Manitou Stones.

One of the Manitou Stones was still standing fairly well.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Onondaga Lake Cleanup

From Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation

Every day until September 24th. Hosted by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation.
Onondaga Lake needs your help!
Please submit comments to Tracy Allan Smith, Project Manager, NYSDEC: tracy.smith@dec.ny.gov.
Demand a full clean-up of Harbor Brook/Wastebed B site. After an extension, comments are due September 24th.

The NYSDEC is about to sign off on a sub-standard remedy for a Superfund Site at Onondaga Lake. This is a rare opportunity for public comment on this travesty of a clean up. Please speak out and demand better, for the lake and for the future of our communities!
As you may have seen in the Post-Standard, Honeywell and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation have announced their planned “remedy” for the Wastebed B / Harbor Brook site.
The Wastebed B / Harbor Brook Superfund Site is located on both sides of I-690 at the south end of Onondaga Lake. Long time residents will remember a waste pipe from Allied Chemical’s operations crossing the highway and dumping into the lake and on its shores. The worst of the pollution dumped in Onondaga Lake, known as the “In-Lake Waste Deposit” in official documents, is immediately offshore from this area.
See link for further key points.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Large Manitou Stone At Gossamer Wood

I went to Gossamer Wood yesterday to mark the periphery of the grounds with yellow tape to further prevent hunters from trespassing. While walking the woods in the back I came across a really big Manitou Stone. It is covered with moss and has titled over. Manitou Stones, large flat stones, were originally placed upright in the earth.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Look What the Dome Drew! An Image only a Water Dowser Can Appreciate

An image of Jesus in a piece of toast, unusual sightings of holy figures in the sky, the  orb in Da Vinci's picture.... We have all heard of mysterious figures appearing happen stance in nature and in every day items such as a potato chips.

Well I had a unusual figure appear in my backyard after I mowed my lawn last Thursday. Grass clippings  formed a perfect circle on the ground. When I noticed  it on Saturday I thought someone may have been pranking me. But as I thought about it more the circle of grass clippings was very close to, or directly over the spiral of a water dome in my backyard.

The implication is that somehow the spiral had influenced me to unconsciously create the circle, or that the pull of the spiral's energy had drawn the grass. Remember a spiral ultimately has a circular form. So the circle of grass clippings  is replicating the underlying flow of energy,

In the picture above the circle of grass clippings is just left of center. My dowsing rods on the upper right mark the center of the spiral for the water dome.

In the picture above I marked the center of the spiral with an X. The spiral extends several more feet beyond the circle of grass clippings. So the circle is well contained within the spiral.

8/29--My friend Joe commented that it is probably a faery ring.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Keepers Work At Gossamer Wood

We had a productive day at Gossamer Wood today with trail work and site improvement. The heavy rain the past weeks caused a runoff from the field on the north side. I used it as an opportunity to see where the water was coming from and dug a few drainage ditches on the Bright Moon Trail. The ditches still need some work. But the rain was a blessing because it gave us a chance to put in drainage ditches in preparation for spring floods next year. Thanks God.

New Benches Added
One of the things we learned from Open House 2 weeks ago was to have more places with benches for people to sit on. To that affect Bill built some benches which he and John located in several places. The benches have posts that needed to be buried in the ground.

 The entry way now has a bench.

 Check out the Bower, so named by PMH Atwater.

 The Field now has two benches.

The Spirit Keepers Circle
Kudo's to Helen that uprooted much of the scrabble in the Spirit Keepers Circle. All of the rain in recent weeks has made the earth soggy making pulling up small scrub root and all easier that way they don't have to be cut because there is nothing to grow back.

Helen did an incredible job as the picture shows. It looks so clean. Well Done! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Keepers Work This Saturday 8/18 at Gossamer Wood and other Events

Several people have asked about visiting Gossamer Wood on their own. The only people that can visit on their own are Gossamer's Keepers--people that have worked to physically and spiritually heal the property and put in trails. We welcome you to become a Gossamer Keeper and join us for our organized work parties so that you can add to the love at Gossamer Wood and we can get to know you.
We will be having more public events this fall.

Keepers Work--Trail work, cleanup...spiritual work
Gossamer Wood  22225 Sounty Rd 28 Canandaigua
Saturday August 18,
10 AM finishes around 4/5 PM; come when you want stay a little, or a lot

Join us for trail work, cleaning and enhancing the vibe. We tentatively plan to work on finishing the Bright Moon Trail, clearing scrub and enhancing the vibe at the Spirit Keeper's Circle.
Please bring gloves, bug spray and clippers if you have them. Rakes also welcome. Water and food if you plan on spending a few hours.
You may want to bring something to sit on such as a  sportsmen cushion because  we ask everyone to spend time meditating in the Spirit Keepers Circle this Saturday. Earth Healing is part physical, part spiritual.
Remember that there are no bathrooms on the grounds.
Please read the following if you plan on coming, Proper Etiquette When you Visit a Sacred Site in the Woods--From the ASD Digest

Talk on Gossamer Wood,
Thursday 9/20/18 6:30 to 8 PM

The will be an introductory talk and discussion about Gossamer Wood at the Canandaigua Library

Earth Healing
Saturday September 22 11 AM to 3/4 PM
Gossamer Wood
$25 donation

Earth Healing is the ancient practice of healing Mother Earth. Learn how to become a steward of the land. Explore the wonder of Mother Earth’s unseen body and find out how we are connected to Her and each other.
Activities will include instruction in basic geomancy and dowsing. You will participate in meditations and other activities to help you better connect with our Mother as well as educational lectures. Please bring dowsers's L-rods with you, we will have some to use, or you can buy a pair of L-rods for a modest donation.

Practical hands on experience will take place at Gossamer Wood.

Our goal is to make you a capable Earth Healer that can clean up spaces and teach others.  Hopefully a Keeper, so that you can watch over and protect sacred areas such as Gossamer Wood, the Peacemaker's Sanctuary at Onondaga Lake.

Please bring your lunch, L-rods and something to sit on such as a  sportsmen cushion Be aware that there are no bathrooms on the grounds.

Focus/Teaching will be on "Acting in a Sacred Manner"