(Left to right) Maria Trabka of Saratoga PLAN, Wilton residents Thomas and Joanne Klepetar, and Ethan Winter of the Land Trust Alliance. Photo provided.
GREENFIELD – Alta Planning and Design, the Open Space Institute and Saratoga PLAN hosted a public workshop on Dec. 13 in Greenfield Center, seeking input on emerging recreation, conservation and economic development opportunities in the Southern Palmertown region.
The Palmertown Conservation Area stretches from Moreau Lake State Park and the Village of Corinth in the north to Saratoga Spa State Park in the south, and from Route 9 in the east to Route 9N in the west. The area includes some of the wildest and most natural terrain in Saratoga County, including forests that provide important wildlife habitat and timber and protect the headwaters of the Snook Kill and Kayaderosseras Creek. The area being studied encompasses 63 square miles.
Over 40 local residents and community leaders gathered in the Greenfield Community Center to learn more about the Palmertown region, and to provide local knowledge and personal perspectives on important areas to protect, key destinations, natural areas appropriate for various recreational uses, and ways to enhance economic opportunities for those who live and work in the region. Participants were able to study and mark up maps with useful information.
For more information about the Palmertown Conservation Area and the community planning process, visit the website www.saratogaplan.org.