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September 1, 2016  |  by: By: Emily Liebelt - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Resilient Farms, Resilient Communities: How agriculture can help the Adirondacks respond to climate change
On the evening of August 29, Emily Liebelt, the Council's Clarence Petty Intern, had the pleasure of attending Essex Farm Institute's (EFI) first ever Public Forum at the Whallonsburgh Grange. People of all ages filed into the historic building to listen to keynote speaker Anthony Flaccavento, President of SCALE (Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies).
August 29, 2016  |  by: Dave Gibson, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve
Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Forest Preserve
It can be an arcane field, the Forest Preserve. Article XIV, Section 1 of the State Constitution, the "forever wild" clause, is comprised of 54 words which appear clear enough. Its authors in 1894 thought it should slam the door on those late 19th century abuses of the preserve. However, it's not so. Read David Gibson's explanation.
August 23, 2016  |  by: Dana Mancini - Adirondack Council Canvassing Coordinator
A summer of Love...for Wilderness
This summer, the Adirondack Council entered its second year of an Adirondack canvassing program with the goal of demonstrating that there is broad public support for clean water and wilderness lands in New York.
August 16, 2016  |  by: Guest Author: Douglas Schultz
A Report from the Adirondack Lakes Alliance Symposium
At Paul Smith's College in late July, the Adirondack Lakes Alliance hosted their second Lake and River Symposium, aiming to educate lake and river associations in watershed and lake/river management.
July 25, 2016  |  By: Emily Liebelt - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Campfire Safety Tips for Summer Vacations
Sitting around a campfire is one of the simple pleasures of enjoying a visit to the Adirondack Park. The pop and crackle, the warm glow and soft light seem to make the perfect centerpiece for gatherings of friends and family. But please follow environmental and personal safety tips to make sure your fun in the woods isn't interrupted:
July 18, 2016  |  by: Emily Liebelt - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Cool Farms/Healthy Park Micro-Grant Recipient Demonstrates Sustainability Worth Every Penny
The Adirondack Council's Cool Farms/Healthy Park program was designed to support environmentally friendly farming as an important part of a sustainable Adirondack economy, protect open space and reduce carbon emissions. The Sugar House Creamery in Upper Jay, NY is one such farm that received an Adirondack Council/Klipper Fund micro grant and used it to update their milking equipment and make the twice-daily process more efficient.
July 14, 2016
The Adirondack Council Celebrates its 2016 Forever Wild Day!
This past Saturday, nearly 200 people gathered at the Inn at the Bridge in Northville for the Adirondack Council's Forever Wild Day celebration. The day featured a celebration of the Council's recent accomplishments, and a luncheon and membership meeting, as well as historic walking tours of the Northville business district and nearby Sacandaga Park.
July 6, 2016  |  by: Adirondack Council Staff
Join us for Forever Wild Day 2016!
On Saturday, July 9, the Adirondack Council is holding its 2016 Forever Wild Day on the picturesque Great Sacandaga Lake at the Inn at the Bridge, in Northville, NY. Join us for a celebration of the Council's hard work and our collective successes on behalf of our beloved Adirondacks.
June 30, 2016  |  by: Emily Liebelt - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
ANCA's Clean Energy Economy Conference
Recently on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus in Utica, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) held its fifth annual Clean Energy Economy Conference. Three days of exhibits, presentations and discussions brought together a variety of people involved in renewable energy in northern New York.
June 28, 2016  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Adirondack Park Agency Leadership is Evolving
The Adirondack Park Agency is undergoing significant changes in leadership. Two long-time board members will retire at the end of the month, including the chairwoman, while three new members were appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and confirmed by the state Senate. Retiring at the end of June are chairwoman Leilani C. Ulrich of Old Forge and board member Richard Booth of Ithaca.

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