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.


Friends Volunteers at Saratoga Race Track Community Day

August 7, 2017

Lake Ann Boardwalk Construction Crew

July 2017

Blue Ribbon Express

Stop by the Blue Ribbon Express at the Beach House

2017 I Love My Park Day
Nature Center Wall Murals

-by local artist Noreen Szmul

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



August 19 is @NYStateofHealth Awareness Day! Get out and enjoy the great outdoors by taking a hike along the wondrous trails of our @NYStateParks. #NYSOH representatives will be at different park locations from 12p.m. to 2p.m. to provide information about affordable health plan options though the NY State of Health Marketplace: on.ny.gov/2votT1N #NYStateParks #SignUpNY. The Reps will be set up in the breezeway at the beach at Moreau Lake State Park to answer any healthcare questions



The 2017 NatureFest committee is looking for donations for the silent auction on September 16. Items such as paintings, photos, handmade objects, artistic impressions, etc. are welcome. Please contact the office to leave your name and number for a call back. 793-0511



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.


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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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Knee High Naturalists

August 17, 2017

10:00 am

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Fishing Trip

August 18, 2017

9:00 am

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Fish Filleting

August 19, 2017

11:00 am

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Mud Pond Hike

August 21, 2017

9:00 am

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Hudson River Kayak

August 24, 2017

9:00 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: Mostly Cloudy
Temp: 62.0 F
Winds: Calm

Extended Forecast:

 
Overnight

Overnight: A chance of showers, mainly after 3am.  Cloudy, with a low around 63. Light east wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Chance
Showers

Friday

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 7am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Heavy Rain


Friday
Night
Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Patchy fog after 10pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 3 to 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
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Lo 63 °F Hi 77 °F Lo 63 °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.