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WE ARE LAKE PLACID: David Winchell, DEC Region 5 public participation specialist

State Department of Environmental Conservation Public Participation Specialist David Winchell gives advice to a visitor on hiking destinations on Friday, Oct. 9 at Mid’s Park in Lake Placid. It was Winchell’s last day on the job, retiring after 33 years at the DEC. (News photo — Andy Flynn)

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed David Winchell, the state Department of Environmental Conservation public participation specialist at Region 5 who retired in October, about his career and thoughts about some backcountry issues.

Listen to a portion of this interview on the “We are Lake Placid” podcast from the Lake Placid News by visiting Apple Podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/we-are-lake-placid/id1388667446?mt=2.

Also listen on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-340941505 and Stitcher at https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/lake-placid-news/we-are-lake-placid.

This podcast is sponsored by Adirondack Health.

Read the original story at https://www.lakeplacidnews.com/news/local-news/2020/11/18/voice-of-dec-region-5/.