Event May 9th; register by May 1st

Williamstown, NY - A modern-day fraternity of canymountainmen.jpg"American Mountain Men" will share their love of history and the outdoors plus wilderness camping safety tips as part of the May 9 Family Conservation Day at Camp Zerbe in Williamstown. The group recreates the life and times of Buffalo native Warren Angus Ferris, a 19th century frontiersman, trapper, fur trader and surveyor credited with writing the first public description of Yellowstone's geysers and mapping what is now Dallas, Texas. A mushroom specialist has also been added to the list of Family Conservation Day activities that include the 4-H laser shooting sports game, campfire sing-a-long, and instruction with adventure skills experts on fly fishing, trapping, outdoor cooking, map/compass reading, plant and pond life discovery. Overnight camping with public restrooms is available. Call Pat Arnold at 315-664-4643 for details and $5/person day camp registration by May 1st. The Conservation Alliance of New York and the Oswego County Parks and Recreation Division of the Oswego County Youth Bureau are co-sponsoring this family event. Camp Zerbe, owned by Oswego County and operated by the Oswego County Youth Bureau, has trails, the William H. Britton Nature Interpretive Center, an enclosed activity shelter and rare kettlehole lakes and ponds. The camp is located at 235 State Route 104 in Williamstown. The Conservation Alliance of NY is a statewide nonprofit sportsmen's and sportswomen's organization of hunters, trappers, birdwatchers, RV owners, outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists. The Alliance works in partnership with other groups to offer adult and youth outdoor activities. Learn more at http://www.canyus.org/.

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Photo Caption: This modern-day fraternity of "American Mountain Men" will share their love of history and the outdoors plus wilderness camping safety tips as part of the May 9 Family Conservation Day at Camp Zerbe in Williamstown, NY. Registration deadline for day camp or overnight camping is May 1, 2009. Call Pat Arnold of the Conservation Alliance of New York at 315-664-4643. The event is co-sponsored by the Oswego County Parks and Recreation Division of the Oswego County Youth Bureau. Contact: Patricia Arnold, Conservation Alliance of NY, (315) 644-4643