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Update on swing set at playground

Correspondence between Buckingham Pond Conservancy and Albany DGS
Recreation and Playground Equipment
Buckingham Pond Playground
One of the swing sets has been missing for months--this is a well used and busy park. There were issues with too many kids vying for only 4 swings before--now that there are only 2 swings it's even worse. Please replace ASAP.

Receration Admin wrote:
The swing was damaged by an auto accident, we are currently waiting for the payment from the insurance company to replace the swing. It should be replaced by the beginning of Spring, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Fall Clean Up 10/25

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Ice Cream Social

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Join us Sunday September 13, 2015 from 1p-3p for our annual ice cream social! There is going to be a guided nature walk and food available. Come enjoy a fun part of your Sunday with family and friends.Please follow us on Facebook for updates and in the event of inclement weather a rescheduled date.

Injured Goose week of 7/12/15, Please discard your fishing line!

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The goose in this picture has a lot of friends, but is sending everyone on the proverbial "Wild Goose Chase"!
It seems an unknowing fisherman dropped a fishing line that somehow has become entangled around both of its feet. The goose is now hurting after almost 5 days in and out of the water, limping and probably in great pain. When I got involved a chronology of phone calls, emails, etc. has reminded me that either accidental or due to carelessness, this goose may not have any options as long as it continues to be healthy enough to limp away.

We have contacted City Animal control, they came, the goose escaped capture. We contacted Five Rivers, DGS, and NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. No help yet. Today, I was given a number of a group of volunteers called the North Country Wild Care Rescue. They recommended, feeding the affected goose out of the water, so that if and when a volunteer is found in this area, they will have a better chance of catching it.

So, one potentially careless act may be causing the demise of an unsuspecting goose at our Pond. If you see someone on a Wild Goose Chase from today on, give them a hand, they are going to need it!

Harry J. Ermides, President

Annual Meeting

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Great turnout for the annual meeting. Click for slides from the meeting and the presentation on Invasive Species.

Next Meeting

Please join us at the next board meeting.  Board meetings are the best way to find out what we are doing and get more involved.
Next meeting:
Monday August 7 at 7:30 PM
Bach Branch of Albany Public Library
455 New Scotland Ave

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