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May 9, 2019  |  by: Julia Champagne - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Stopping the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Mandatory Boat Washing in the Adirondacks
Have you ever noticed waters overgrown with weeds, fisheries that are no longer as vigorous as they used to be, or rocks and structures covered with mussels? If so, you might have been looking at an aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestation, and you have probably experienced the harmful effects these infestations have on our Adirondack waters. As good stewards of the environment, we can prevent the spread of AIS with boat washing.
April 29, 2019  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Communications Associate
Adirondacks & My Art | Interview with Artist Anne Diggory  
Anne Diggory has been creating art inspired by the Adirondacks for over 40 years. Her art has changed over time, and now recently, she has started to incorporate more human elements into her mixed media pieces of art. Anne's artwork is now featured at the Albany Institute of History and Art in an exhibition titled "All in a Day's Work." through August 18. She is also leading an art history boat cruise on Lake George on June 24, stopping at specific sites that have been painted by historic Hudson River School artists, as well as Anne herself. We chatted with Anne about her artwork, her connection to the Adirondacks, and how these Forever Wild lands have inspired her artwork over the years. 
April 25, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | April Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park, a unique national treasure and legacy we inherited over 100 years ago, that we have to protect for future generations. Adirondack Conservation News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
April 15, 2019  |  by: Lisa M. Genier – Program Analyst – Adirondack Council
ATVs in the Adirondacks | Why We Need #ATVreformNow
Spring is optimistic; an opportunity to reconnect with nature as trees return from dormancy, waters flow with vigor, and wildlife return to their warm weather habits. Some refer to this time as “mud season,” and hikers are urged to travel lightly and avoid sensitive places until the ground dry out. For recreational all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators, this is also a time to prepare their machines for the year and start riding. Unfortunately, there are some who misuse their ATVs on our “Forever Wild” Forest Preserve and other state lands, with detrimental impacts.
March 29, 2019  |  by: By: Brittany Noxon - guest author
My Rescue Story | Why We Need to #AddNYSRangers
Brittany Noxon shares her story about having to be rescued off Sleeping Beauty mountain after severely injuring her ankle. In this blog, she shares her experience, what she's learned from it, and why we need more Forest Rangers.
March 20, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | March Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park, a unique national treasure and legacy we inherited over 100 years ago, that we have to protect for future generations. Adirondack Conservation News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
March 14, 2019  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
A New Standard for Air Pollution Needed
Even though New York is moving closer to a renewable energy future, the smoke-belching, coal-fired power plants of the Midwest continue to cause smog, soot and acid rain here in New York. Read John Sheehan's blog on a why we need a new standard for air pollution.
March 11, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
Adirondack Park Agency Poised for Change
Adirondack Park enthusiasts are used to experiencing a Park that undergoes frequent changes, whether it be the seasons or natural events like falling trees and beaver damming. But the most notable changes coming to the Park may actually be at the Adirondack Park Agency. Read on to find out why.
March 7, 2019  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Development Assistant
4 Things You Can Do| Food Justice in the Adirondacks
This past Thursday, February 28, the North Country Food Justice Working Group hosted the second annual Food Justice Summit at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. The focus of the summit was action- how can we leverage the movements that are already happening in our food system by joining forces to create a sovereign regional food system that serves all north country residents.
March 6, 2019  |  by: Guest author - Kelsey Semrod
Hiking the AT back to the ADK | Interview with Kelsey Semrod
Kelsey Semrod grew up visiting the Old Forge region.  Her summers spent surrounded by Adirondack wilderness inspired her to pursue a career in environmental science. Kelsey is setting off to hike the  Appalachian Trail (AT) to explore more of the U.S. great wilderness this year. We caught up with Kelsey before her trip to learn more about what is inspiring this fun journey from the AT back to the ADK.

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