Crumhorn Lake


News from the Noteworthy: Bond Act Offers Many Possibilities for County

Representatives overseeing the New York State $4.2 billion Environmental Bond Act are asking the public to help determine how the funds will be used. Governor Kathy Hochul is hosting an educational listening tour around the state to gather project ideas that will exemplify funding priorities. Officials from Otsego Land Trust and the Otsego County Conservation Association attended a recent session in Albany and a subsequent virtual session to advocate for projects in our region and learn about the details of…


Naatz: Crumhorn Acres Should Be Saved

Letter From Ryan W. Naatz Crumhorn Acres Should Be Saved There are but a few special places in this world that seem to tolerate human interests of economics, development and recreation of their own accord. The rest are under threat. It is this constant balancing act, and often times failure, that leads to the notion that you can’t have all three, having your proverbial [environmental] cake and eating it, too. I argue, however, that with purpose, people and passion, you…


Callahan: Land Trust Efforts To Be Applauded

Letter from Liz Callahan Land Trust Efforts To Be Applauded Residents of Otsego County may take its breathtaking vistas—including the county’s forested hillsides, farmed fields and meandering waterways—for granted. I applaud the visionary efforts to preserve the integrity of the former site of Camp Henderson by the Otsego Land Trust. The collaboration between OLT, Senator Oberacker, the NYSDEC and the NYSOPRHP, and a dedicated group of residents, will help to protect an important swath of local land in perpetuity. I…


Solensten: Kudos to OLT for Crumhorn Effort

Letter from Lori Solensten Kudos to OLT for Crumhorn Effort Thank you for your informative article and inspiring editorial about the former scout camp on Crumhorn Lake in your paper last week. I have been fortunate to have lived across the lake from the camp since 1981 and love the peaceful nature of the land and the motorless lake. For decades, the Crumhorn Lake Association and Boy Scout camp posted “Crumhorn Courtesy” signs around the lake, inviting the community to…


Editorial: Clever Plan Deserves Our Full Support

Editorial Clever Plan Deserves Our Full Support W e are thrilled to report the exciting and insightful efforts of the Otsego Land Trust to preserve and protect the beautiful but vulnerable 668-acre tract of land on Crumhorn Mountain. The Leatherstocking Council of the Boy Scouts of America has put the defunct Henderson Scout Reservation up for sale and it is in danger of being compromised by development. See the story on page one for further details. The project is an…


Scouts selling Camp Henderson

Scouts putting Camp Henderson on the market The Boy Scouts of America Leatherstocking Council announced this week what it calls an “extremely difficult and sad decision” to sell its historic Camp Henderson Scout Reservation amid declining membership and the Council’s significant required contribution to the national Sexual Abuse Compensation Fund. The Camp, on the shore of Crumhorn Lake off Otsego County Route 35 in the Maryland, has hosted scouts for dozens of years. Ray Eschenbach, Leatherstocking Council Scout Director, told…

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