Lawson Lake County Park

Animal Water Rescue Training

Governor Cuomo Announces First Statewide Animal Water Rescue Training in New York to Be Held at Lawson Lake

On June 3 and 4, 2017, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Animal Industry Division and the ASPCA trained participants representing seven regions across the state out on the waters of Lawson Lake.

Hands-On Training Provides Lifesaving Water Rescue Skills to Help Pets in Flooding Emergencies

Albany County Executive’s Office and The Albany County Sheriff’s Office assisted with logistics of the training. The Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Homeland Security and the Albany Rowing Center have donated equipment and loaned their boats to the Department and the ASPCA for the exercise. 

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy said, "I am pleased that we could help the ASPCA and Department of Agriculture and Markets as they offer this rescue training for first responders. This training will provide the tools needed to respond to weather-related emergencies. We have experienced the need for such rescues right here when we were hit by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee."

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said, "We have an abundance of open water in Albany County that our agency routinely patrols. This type of animal water rescue training offered by NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets and the ASPCA will better prepare our first responding Deputies and CART for an incident of this type. For this reason I am very pleased to partner and assist with providing equipment and logistical support."

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Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy

Open year round to the public for bird watching, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking, ice fishing, nature study, picnicking, snowshoeing and the use of canoes and portable cartop watercraft.



Use of our buildings is by special permit.

For information, contact
Lawson Lake Information Center
293 Lawson Lake Road
Feura Bush, NY 12067
(518) 768-2560: information center
(518) 768-2046: cabin 55, admin house

The following uses and activities are prohibited: consumption of alcoholic beverages, hunting, trapping, motorized vehicles, motorized boats and large watercraft requiring trailers, open fires, overnight camping, and swimming.