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April 12, 2017  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Week 2017
Sunday, April 16 marks the start of Earth Week, a weeklong celebration of our earth that ends with Earth Day on April 22. While every day is “Earth Day” and “Adirondacks Day” at the Council, Earth Week is a special time to remind ourselves of what we can all do to help the planet.
April 10, 2017  |  by: Dana Mancini - Advocacy and Outreach Assistant - Adirondack Council
Join us for People’s Climate Movement - March on Washington!
The Adirondack Council remains dedicated to fighting for the protection of our Adirondack Park. To help do our part, we will be participating in the People’s Climate Movement - a march on Washington to stand up for our communities and climate. We are joining the fight against climate change and acid rain and to support Adirondack conservation.
April 4, 2017  |  by: by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council's Marketing and Development Assistant
Lake George Area Takes New Approach for Road Salt
After the recent snow storm and melt, you may be wondering...where does it all go? The rivers, lakes and streams are much higher this time of year, swelling with the winter snow melt from our yards and surrounding lands. With the snow, the road salt used to keep our roads safe is also sent into our water bodies.
March 28, 2017  |  by: Guest contributor - John Daivs, Split Rock Wildway
Melting, Mating, and Moving: Adirondack Life in Early Spring
Some of us lucky enough to inhabit the Adirondack Park year-round refer to early spring as “Mud Season.” Mud, slush and soft ground surely are parts of the winter-to-spring transition here. We could as well call this lustiest time of year “Mating Season” or “Movement Season.” For throughout spring, most wild animals are searching for mates, food for their young, nest sites, or new territories.
March 27, 2017  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
Cool Farms/Healthy Park Micro-Grants Program
Local farmers and small entrepreneurs are on the front lines of the battle against climate change working hard to be economically and environmentally sustainable and resilient. That's why the Adirondack Council is supporting the growth of these farmers and small entrepeneurs with its micro-grant program.
March 20, 2017  |  by: Diane W. Fish - Adirondack Council Deputy Director
Snowed In - Thinking of
In spite of the three feet of fresh snow on the ground from a whopper of a March snowstorm, the signs of spring are starting to wave the flag, announcing that the snow and ice will melt and the miracle of spring will – eventually – come to the Adirondacks.
March 14, 2017  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
School Aid Formula Says Adirondack Districts are Rich – Not Quite
Our schools are an important part of our society, especially in the Adirondack Park. But, regardless of their location, schools cost lots of money. Each year at budget time, the State Legislature and Governor decide how much aid they will provide to school districts around the state. The state’s aid formula treats the Adirondack Park’s school districts like they were wealthy suburban districts. Read more to find out why.
March 1, 2017  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
New York takes a U-turn on ATVs in the Adirondacks
Last year, Governor Cuomo’s Adirondack Park Agency released the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Grass River Unit Management Plan for public comment, which if approved would permit public All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use on the Adirondack Forest Preserve. This proposed action would run contrary to the policy of the last three administrations. This policy shift represents an emerging threat to our Adirondack legacy.
February 28, 2017  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
Celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week
Celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week by learning about invasive species, what they can do to our lands and waters and how we can help prevent them from spreading. We all need to do our part to protect our favorite places from invasive species. Spread the word...not the invasives!
February 15, 2017  |  by: Adirondack Council Staff
Welcome Kyle Plaske as the Council's Newest Clarence Petty Intern
Our newest Clarence Petty Intern is Kyle Plaske. He is working in our Albany office helping our government relations and communications teams. Please help us welcome Kyke!