Our Mission:
to partner with NYS Parks to enrich the
experience for every park visitor through education, events and stewardship.
We are 100% volunteer driven.


Potter's Point

Bush whack access to the ridge upstream from Potter’s Point

-Photo by Jim Pierson

Frog

-Photo by Jim Pierson

Friends Volunteers at Saratoga Race Track Community Day

August 7, 2017

Lake Ann Boardwalk Construction Crew

July 2017

2017 I Love My Park Day
2017 Chili Dinner

- Moreau Community Center Food Pantry Donations

Beaver at Mud Pond

- Photo by Sue M. Pierce

2016 Fish Stocking, Rainbow Trout Free at Last

- Photo by PJLomasney

Moreau Lake State Park Virtual Tour!

Please check out the Moreau Lake State Park Virtual Tour! See all the park has to offer by clicking HERE

What's Happening:


  Park Updates



A very big THANK YOU to all the volunteers, sponsors and donors for a very successful NatureFest 2017! Based on the initial follow-up – all the visitors had a wonderful time and enjoyed the over 50 exhibitors providing fun filled and educational/awareness in support of our beautiful park. We especially want to thank the park staff for their outstanding support throughout a very hot day. More information to follow so stay in touch.



Two Bald Eagles recently died from lead poisoning after receiving extensive rehabilitation from North Country Wild Care. They were found at Glen Lake and the Battenkill. This is an urgent reminder to all sportsmen and women to halt the use of lead based fishing equipment and ammunition. Please help us protect all our natural resources.


Please Donate!


We are completely volunteer supported and depend on private funding through memberships and donations. 100% of all funds received go directly to our programs.





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Upcoming Events



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Turtle Talk

September 24, 2017

10:00 am

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Cottage Park Hike

September 25, 2017

10:00 am

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Leave No Trace Workshop

September 26, 2017

9:00 am

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Spring Overlook Hike

September 26, 2017

9:30 am

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Composting Basics

September 27, 2017

11:00 am


How You Can Help Friends


AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Friends every time you shop, at no cost to you. Details HERE

TD Bank will make an annual contribution to Friends via the Affinity Membership Program. Check it out HERE


Weather at the Park


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Current Conditions: Fair
Temp: 67.0 F
Winds: North at 8.1 MPH (7 KT)

Extended Forecast:

 
Today

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Mostly Sunny

Tonight

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.
Mostly Clear

Saturday

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunny

Hi 81 °F Lo 51 °F Hi 84 °F

 

 



“Appy” Trails

apps you can use!


This first app gives you instant flower and plant identification and is free. Check out LikeThat Garden

This next app gives you bird identification and is free from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check out Merlin

Pocket Ranger -This FREE, cutting-edge mobile app gives both novice and seasoned outdoorsmen and women essential information in the palm of their hands. Powered by Pocket Ranger® technology, this official app for DEC will provide up-to-date information on fishing, hunting and wildlife watching and serve as an interactive outdoor app using today's leading mobile devices

Alltrails.com Website that records your trails using your handheld device’s GPS information. You can then post your trail to the AllTrails site and our Facebook page for others to check out.

Then – send your discoveries to us for posting – photos@friendsofmoreaulake.org

Congratulations to

Rebecca Mullins,

Park Educator

Rebecca was recently recognized nationally by the National Recreation and Park Association for her work at Moreau in creating a new Inclusive Nature Class designed to help intellectually and developmentally disabled kids, including those on the autism spectrum enjoy the outdoor world around them. Please read the article in the Saratogian and in the NPRA website.

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2017 I Love My Park Day

2016 NatureFest







From the Park Manager
Who are you?
My name is Peter Iskenderian


Where are you from, where did you get your training/college?
I grew up in the suburbs of New York City. I received an AAS in Parks and Recreation Management from the State University of New York at Delhi and a BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the California State University at Long Beach.


How long have you been the Park Manager and what was the influence for you to pursue your profession in Parks and Recreation Management?
I have been the Park Manager at Moreau Lake for 8 years and have been with NYS Parks for 16 years. I started my parks career at the bottom of the ladder cleaning bathrooms and mowing and with hard work have worked my way up to the position I currently hold. I always knew what I wanted to do from an early age. My years in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts was my main influence to pursue my profession and formed the ideology I follow today.


What do you enjoy most?
I enjoy talking and interacting with the guests and making sure they have the best possible experience they can while they visit Moreau Lake


What are some of the major plans for 2017?
Major plans for 2017 include an astronomy observatory to house our new telescopes; expanding and creating trails connecting the newly acquired property and new trail signs throughout the park.