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April 24, 2017  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
Micro-Grants Awarded to 23 Farms & Small Businesses
The Adirondack Council has just concluded its second grant cycle for the Cool Farms/Healthy Park Micro-Grants Program, and what a successful second year it was!
April 10, 2017  |  by: Dana Mancini - Advocacy and Outreach Assistant - Adirondack Council
Join us for the People's Climate March in Washington, DC
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.
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 entrepreneurs 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!
January 30, 2017  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Governemnt Relations
The NYS Budget and the Adirondack Park - What You Need to Know
When you think about what the Adirondacks mean to you, remember that the success of the Adirondack Park depends on many different funding sources and policy initiatives. The Adirondack Council has full-time presence in our state capitol to ensure that New York's budget and policies keep the best interests of the waters, wildlife and communities of the Adirondacks.
January 26, 2017  |  by: Adirondack Council Staff
Meet our New Conservation Fellow
Earlier this January, the Adirondack Council welcomed a new staff member, Jackie Bowen, to the team as the Grant Conservation Fellow. Jackie will be working with our Conservation Director, Rocci Aguirre.

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