Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Thank the firefighters!

What is being called the state's worst wildfire in 13 years is going on at Minnewaska state park.

The last report I read said more than 3,000 acres have burned but that firefighters and forest rangers have contained about 80 percent of the blaze. Here's wishing them good luck and the weather conditions they need to assist their work.

Minnewaska (and the neighboring Mohonk Preserve) are treasures for those of us living here in the valley. They are at the top of my list of favorite places to spend a day in the region, at any time of year. (That's me in the photo hiking at Minnewaska this past January.)

A BIG "thank you" to the firefighters (some of whom are volunteers from local companies) and forest rangers!

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