The park is hosting a meeting on Monday, Jan. 27th at 1pm in the Warming Hut. The meeting is about the job of Trail Stewardship - how often they should walk the trails, what jobs they can do and...
RSVP - 518-793-0511; Friday, February 7, 2020, 6:00pm. Donation: $8.00/adults, kids under 10 free
Gansevoort Volunteer Fire House
1870 Rte. 32N
Gansevoort, NY 12831
Please check with the office before venturing out onto the ice to ensure it is safe. 518-793-0511. A reminder that power augers are not allowed. As you enjoy the lake and...
NYS DEC has a great deal of information all about fishing and especially, ice fishing for this time of year. The weekend of February 15-16, 2020, is a designated free fishing weekend. The...
2020 Empire Pass Renewals
GO GREEN! If you saved your Empire Pass card, you now have the option to renew and receive a discount!
Empire Pass cards expiring on or after...
Commemorate an event, memorialize or honor someone special. Due to many requests, the Friends have started a new program that will allow you to:
- honor or memorialize a loved one...
Fire up those GPS's and come out to Moreau to locate a holiday cache treasure! There are treasures for everyone, including those with four legs. Geocaching is a great way to combine STEM learning...
As you enjoy the park with your best friends, we ask for your help in two VERY IMPORTANT ways - Dogs MUST be on leash. We have had several recent situations with dogs off leash resulting in fights...
Moreau Lake State Park is recognized for it’s beauty, camping, hiking experiences and conservation practices in providing a fantastic visitor experience. Behind the scenes, the dedicated, hard working staff make it their life’s work in providing this experience. It is no small task and we owe it all to the dedicated and professional Park Staff. We are also proud of the strong working relationship between the Friends group and the staff. Please get to know them below, (in no particular order – more staff bios to be added in the next couple days):
Name: Floyd Armlin
Title: Park Manager 2
Years at Moreau: Began at Moreau September 1, 2019, began with Parks in 2012
Responsibilities: I have an extensive background in construction, the trades and customer service. My favorite part of the job, outside of the natural beauty everywhere, is the people. Each person has a unique perspective. Everyone you meet is an opportunity to learn!
Name: Gary Hill
Title: Park Naturalist
Years at Moreau: 20 years at Moreau
Responsibilities: Teaching nature programs, kayak tours, guiding hikes and ski trips
Favorite part of the job: Teaching nature programs, kayak tours, guiding hikes and ski trips
Name: Rebecca Mullins
Title: Park Educator
Years at Moreau: I am going into my 9th year at the park and worked as an SCA intern at Spa Park for two years before that.
Responsibilities: I am a part of the team of three educators in the park. We carry out all school programming, public programming, lead hikes and staff our beautiful nature center. I also do a lot of animal care as well as continuously research for better care for our 5 turtles, 2 snakes and hive of bees.
Favorite part of the job: My favorite part of my job… that’s a really hard question. I love almost everything about my job… I would have to say that my favorite part of my job is when I get to teach school groups. I have a very special place in my heart for the kids who are always being yelled at or corrected by their teacher. I really enjoying having those specific children enjoy my trip and be my helper during class. Sometimes I have them hold a snake to show to their classmates or give them a special task they can feel proud of. It gives the teacher a break from worrying about the child and gives the child a space to connect with the topic, it also allows them to take directions from someone different. Its really neat to see a child have pride and ask questions… even if they forget to raise their hand 😉 My favorite topic to teach is beavers. I love mushrooms and my favorite food after a long day… mac and cheese.
Name: Maranda Welch
Title: Assistant Environmental Educator
Years at Moreau: This will be my third year here at Moreau including 1 year of an internship.
Responsibilities: I lead hikes and teach people about nature and wildlife here at the park, including our honey bees, turtles and snakes. I also take care of these animals.
Favorite part of the job: I have a lot of favorite parts. Being able to teach people cool facts that they never knew before, being able to spread my love for the environment, getting people outside, and getting to hang out with cool critters are some of them.
Name: Alan Trepper
Title: Park Supervisor 2
Years at Moreau: This is my first year at Moreau. I have been working for parks since 2005 starting as a seasonal maintenance worker, I have since moved up through the ranks becoming a Park Supervisor 1 at Jones Beach in Long Island, NY and now a Park Supervisor 2 here at Moreau.
Responsibilities: I am responsible for assisting in the daily operation of the park, campground, and Grant Cottage. I oversee the trail and building maintenance, and pitch in wherever necessary.
Favorite part of the job: There is so much to enjoy working at the park. From spending time on the trails to working on the beach or campground I see how much people enjoy the park and everything it has to offer. To see so many people enjoy the park is truly gratifying.
Name: Cliff Logan
Title: Office Manager
Years at Moreau: 8 years at Moreau, 11 years total with NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation
Responsibilities: Office Manager – overseeing office duties, accounting and other clerical duties.
Favorite part of the job: Always keeping busy
Now that we've been covered with snow pack, everyone is anxious to get out and cross-country ski or snowshoe. Traveling on trails suitable for skiing without snowshoes or skis (yes, even in...