The Property Rights Foundation of America exhibited again at the NEACA Arms Fair and Militaria Exposition at the Saratoga City Center on Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31. The PRFA exhibit continued focusing on protecting the hunting camps in the Adirondack forest and on the battle with the DEC to maintain access to the land for hunters, snowmobilers, and all sportsmen and women.
PRFA's increasingly popular display featured original photos and publications about the threat that land acquisition poses to hunting access and the existence of hunting camps on leases in the historic Adirondack timberlands and the practical effort underway to counter the threat.
Available to the public was PRFA's new publication in small book format entitled Grassroots Speakers, documenting efforts to defy state land acquisition, take back roads from the forest preserve, and open up land to disabled people. The little book also includes the original reasons presented to the New York State Legislature in 1885 for creating the Adirondack Park and the purposeful depopulation of the Adirondacks perpetrated by the Adirondack Park Agency to fulfill the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve.
PRFA also distributed copies of the first 2010 issues of the New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, which feature stories about the New York Senate passage of an APA statute of limitations, the pitched battle over eminent domain based on "blight," and the positive development toward saving 220 hunting camps on the conservation easement lands of the former Champion International tracts in Franklin, St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties. This progress comes ten years after the lawsuit organized by PRFA set off a campaign to protect the 300 Champion camps that the state had doomed.
Everyone who came to the exhibit received a free sample of PRFA's full-color ironic postcard, Welcome to the Adirondack 'Park.' The "No APA" bumper stickers that are miniatures of the house-sized sign on Ted Galusha's house in Warrensburg continued to be sought after. Ted Galusha's new display of his photos showing DEC's betrayal of the disabled by closing nearly all access to the Hudson River Recreation Area drew intense interest.
The Property Rights Foundation of America's new educational outreach efforts are possible as a result of a generous grant from Great Circle Foundation, which is located in East Northport and is dedicated to supporting the work of grassroots organizations which are reaching underserved people in local communities.
The New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, known as NEACA, is a membership organization based in Mechanicville, known for its arms collectors' fairs featuring quality investment firearms and new, used and antique knives, swords and vintage military collectibles. One of the congenial features of the NEACA shows is bringing unique possessions to sell, barter, or have appraised, whether or not a person has a table.
NEACA members had a special preview on Friday evening, October
29, where the members and exhibiters also enjoyed snacks and a
light supper hosted by the organization.