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    Preserve designated bird conservation area By:GLENN GRIFFITH, Community News 11/30/2006 The Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve along the Mohawk River in Clifton
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      Preserve designated bird conservation area
      By:GLENN GRIFFITH, Community News
      11/30/2006

      The Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve along the Mohawk River in Clifton
      Park was designated an offical New York State Bird Conservation
      Area.

      CLIFTON PARK - The Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve along the Mohawk
      River in Clifton Park Monday was designated an official New York
      State Bird Conservation Area by representatives for Gov. Pataki.

      The governor gave the site the designation to mark Audubon Society's
      100th anniversary. The nature preserve marks the 48th designation in
      the state and the completion of the governor's promise in Jan. 2005
      to name 20 more by the organization's anniversary.

      The model for the state program began in Europe. It's design was
      appropriated in New York by the National Audubon Society's Audubon
      New York. It was the first state in the U.S. to do so. The state has
      used the organization's program as its model.

      With the new designation the preserve can expand its attraction to
      various species of birds. It will also be able to have its wildlife
      habitat enhanced, and recreational opportunities increased.

      As an official Bird Conservation Area the Vischer Ferry Nature
      Preserve can apply for federal and state money to help with the
      enhancements. The preserve contains 740,000 acres of land and water
      and is owned by the state Canal Corporation. It is monitored and
      maintained by the town of Clifton Park.

      Full story at http://tinyurl.com/yzj6cw
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