Friday, September 28, 2018

We will no longer be raising money to buy Gossamer Wood.


As with any project differences of opinion can arise with the direction to go. Bill Dewey is the owner of Gossamer Wood and we are the prospective buyer and we are at impasse. As a consequence Jubilee Initiative will no longer pursuing the purchase of Gossamer Wood.

We have already begun returning money to donors and what money we cannot associate with a donor we will be donating to one of  the local land trusts; Genesee Land Trust, or Finger Lakes Land Trust.


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,
Email the DEC, R8.UMP

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:
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.