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Utility Smart App Talks

Utility Smart is an app developed by Jesse Feiler and Curt Gervich to help raise awareness about the use of utilities in the City of Plattsburgh. This app aims to help people becomes more aware of how our energy choices impact the environment to help us make more green choices.

These talks will give you a better understanding of the app, from the basics of “how do I get this on my phone?” to more advance questions like “why should I use this app when my electric is so cheap?” The app is free to download from the Apple App Store: http://bit.ly/UtilitySmart.

Monday, March 27th, at 5:30pm

    The Champlain Wine Company - 30 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Tuesday, April 11, at 4pm

    Community Room, Angell College Center  - SUNY Plattsburgh, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901


Discover Service

Visit us at the Discover Plattsburgh event!

The City of Plattsburgh invites everyonesses to join us on Saturday, April 22 from 12p.m.-4p.m. at the City Recreation Center & US Oval for Discover Service & Earth Day Festival.  This is an opportunity for clubs and organizations to recruit new volunteers as well as engage our community in Earth-friendly activities!

If interested in participating organizations can table inside of the Recreation Center, participating in Discover Service. We will provide a table and chairs and the people! In 2016, more than 20 non-profit organizations participated, each yielding new volunteers for their group. 

But there is more! Outside of the Recreation Center will be Earth Day activities and live music for all to enjoy.  At 12:15, the talented Reggae band, Izland Tonik will perform to be followed by the one and only Roy Hurd at 1:30p.m. The Earth Day festivities will take place just outside of the City Recreation Center in the Oval. 

Saturday, April 22 from 12p.m.-4p.m

  • City Recreation Center on US Oval


Ten Miles a Pint: How to Make Walking and Biking Part of Your Lifestyle

Jeff Olson will be leading an open conversation about getting the Plattsburgh Community to the next level of mobility. His presentation will cover international trends in trails and how people are using them.

Jeff Olson is an architect, planner, and author who has been involved in greenways, open space, active living, and alternative mobility projects for more than 25 years. He has had a diverse career with national, international, and local experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. This experience was recognized in 2014 by the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His unique vision and leadership ability are important assets to projects ranging from regional planning to site-specific projects and programs.

Wednesday, May 10th, at 5pm 

    Community Room, Plattsburgh City Hall, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901


Treks on the Trail - Watch our Facebook Page for Dates

  • Water Pollution Control Plant
  • Photo Treks with Penny and Ron
  • Invasive Species of Saranac River Trail
  • Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants


National Trails Day: June 3rd, 2017

We will be coordinating our annual Saranac River Trail clean-up this day, please let us know if you’d like to participate! We welcome coordination with local community groups! 



Funding for the Utility Smart/Plattsburgh Power project came through a 2017 Local Heritage Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.

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LCBP.pngTalks, Treks & Tasks is funded in part by a generous grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program. (http://lcbp.org)

It was funded by an agreement awarded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program. NEIWPCC (http://neiwpcc.org) manages LCBP’s personnel, contract, grant, and budget tasks and provides input on the program’s activities through a partnership with the LCBP Steering Committee



SRT-type-180.pngFriends of Saranac River Trail is a grass-roots group formed to develop and promote the tourist, recreational, commercial, historical, and natural opportunities of Saranac River Trail by providing public information; coordinating volunteer opportunities; as well as developing and purchasing trail amenities such as signs, benches, and the universally accessible Max Moore Memorial Treehouse. 

It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered by the State of New York and registered with the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau. 

Contact us at info@saranacrivertrail.org via email or http://saranacrivertrail.org on the web.

Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to 32 MacDonough Street #1, Plattsburgh NY 12901. If your company offers a matching program, please let us know. You can also use the Donate button on our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/SaranacRiverTrail/