Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Upcoming Meetings Genung Nature Preserve Welcome
Upcoming Meetings
Rec/Youth Commission: 9/27
Conservation Board: 9/26
Agriculture Committee: 9/13
Planning Board: 9/28
Genung Nature Preserve Along a mile of Fall Creek as it takes a great loop on its way to Cayuga Lake, the Genung Preserve is open for people to explore an easy trail through various habitats and enjoy a quiet respite from the noise of everyday life.
Welcome Welcome to Dryden! Our quality of life, trails, natural beauty and excellent services make Dryden top the list of towns to love in Tompkins County. Come see what we have to offer-you may be surprised!

Latest News

Court offices Closed

The Dryden Court Office will be closed 9/25-9/27, reopening on 9/28.

Next Town Board Meeting


 9/14/17 @ 7:00 PM: Abstract & Agenda Meeting

9/21/17 @ 7:00 PM: Business Meeting

Documents being reviewed at meetings can be found here.


FYI: Deer Management Activity Notice/Gary Stewart, Cornell University

FYI, in recent years Cornell has worked to address deer overpopulation through a research-and-management program designed to reduce damage to University resources, and address human-health risks – Lyme disease, deer-vehicle accidents, etc.. –  on and around campus.
Cornell has again secured a deer damage permit (DDP) from the DEC to take up to 80 deer. Activities will begin this week, at a minimal level,  and will continue, for several weeks, per the DDP, daily schedule to be determined.  As you probably know, the regular hunting seasons start Oct. 1.
Deer damage permits involve a small number of highly trained volunteer participants who safely harvest deer using archery or crossbow equipment on designated Cornell properties. Use of DDPs during previous winters helped reduce the deer population in the core campus area by nearly 60% but due to immigration from surrounding communities we have again seen an increase in the Cornell campus deer populations.
All locations are selected to meet program goals and safety, generally have limited public use, and have been reviewed and approved for safety by CU Police. Different locations will be phased in as other academic or recreational use declines with the season.
Participants have been instructed to not discharge their bow when anyone is within 200 feet.  Signs will be posted along nearby trails to inform visitors of the activity.
The majority of the permit locations are in the Town of Ithaca with additional locations in the Town of Dryden and Village of Lansing, and most have been part of CU’s safe-and-effective hunting program for the past 8 years:

Areas around Hungerford Hill
Areas along Cascadilla Creek
Areas between Mitchell Street and Judd Falls Road
Areas along Fall Creek and the Golf Course
Areas near Freese Road
Laboratory of Ornithology and adjacent areas
Areas bordered by Ellis Hollow and Ellis Hollow Creek Road

All venison is being donated for human consumption or consumed by volunteer participants.

Please refer any additional questions to CALS’ Communications Office at 254-5070.

Community Solar Access

Dryden Residents wishing to sign up for community solar:

Distributed Sun is working on setting up a webpage for reservations.  In the meantime, you can send them an email and they will reach out to you when sign ups can actually begin.  Address your email to: info@localcommunitysolar.com


Please click HERE for more information.

Press Release from the Tompkins County Health Department.


Dryden Town Board Celebrates an Important Phase of Its Planned ‘Rail Trail’

Dryden Town Board Celebrates an Important Phase of Its Planned ‘Rail Trail,’ Thanks to William George Agency and Landowners’ Contributions!  Read the full press release here!
Read the news articles here:



8/1/17 – Trail clearing begun by Project Lead! Read the full press release here!

Cayuga Lake Watershed Management Plan

The Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization has finished the update of the watershed management plan.  Click here to view the Restoration and Protection Plan Update


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