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June 4, 2015  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Aaron Mair of Schenectady elected the first African American president of the Sierra Club
Members of the new Adirondack Diversity Advisory Council were pleasantly surprised on May 16 when the Sierra Club's national board of directors elected Aaron Mair of Schenectady as its first African American president.
June 1, 2015  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Legislative Director
Do you use microbeads? Chances are, you do.
The next opportunity you have, walk to your bathroom and look at your personal care products. Do any of the products you use contain "microbeads?" Chances are, they do. Microbeads are plastic beads, 5mm or smaller in diameter, that are marketed to customers as offering exfoliating benefits when bathing, washing your face or brushing your teeth.
May 26, 2015  |  by: By Diane Fish - Adirondack Council Deputy Director
Kevin Raines' Exhibit
On June 19, a collaboration of art and conservation will debut at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, when Kevin Raines' 75-piece exhibit opens. Kevin's paintings blend scenic beauty with people and provide an interesting perspective on the Adirondack Park. The exhibit will be in Lake Placid for a month and move to View in Old Forge. Please visit this unique exhibit.
May 19, 2015  |  by: William C. Janeway, Adirondack Council Executive Director
Adirondack Council is Pleased Adirondack Park Agency Reversed its Course on Snowmobile Trail Plan
Last week, the Adirondack Park Agency Commissioners voted unanimously to send to public review a proposed final multi-use trail plan that didn't include a controversial trail segment that crosses the Hudson River. There will now be time to review other routes that are less ecologically harmful, safer and closer to existing travel corridors.
May 13, 2015  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council's Legislative Director
Our Fight Against Climate Change Just Got Tougher
Just when I thought we were making headway in our fight against climate change, we've hit another roadblock. The Adirondacks need to be protected from climate change now so that future generations can enjoy our Park's unique and fragile plants, waters and wildlife. We need your help to make that happen.
May 4, 2015  |  by: William C. Janeway - Adirondack Council Executive Director
Please Join us for the Upcoming Adirondack Research Consortium Conference on May 13 and 14
Please join us for the Adirondack Research Consortium's 2015 annual conference on May 13 and 14 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. Scientists and advocates will listen and share ideas about the forests of the Adirondack Park. Hope to see you there!
April 27, 2015  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Legislative Director
A celebration of Wilderness, Communities and Collaboration
Today, we celebrate Adirondack Day in Albany, where the Legislative Office Building is transformed into a miniature Adirondack Park. There will be pack-baskets, samples of local food products and maybe even a real owl! This is a celebration of one of our state's greatest achievements: the creation of the Adirondack Park!
April 13, 2015  |  by: Marin George - Adirondack Council's Conservation Fellow
Adirondack Park Agency Denial of a Variance Helps Protect Shoreline
Earlier this year, the Adirondack Park Agency's (APA) Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to protect a sensitive portion of the shoreline on Great Sacandaga Lake by denying a variance to shoreline rules. The APA protected the shoreline, water quality and upheld the law and the APA regulations.
April 6, 2015  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council's Legislative Director
All the promises of an Adirondack spring
As winter dissipates, the New York State budget shows the promise of spring for the Adirondack Park. Investments in clean water and an increase in the Environmental Protection Fund will help the Adirondacks.
March 30, 2015  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council's Legislative Director
What the Adirondack Park Should Expect in the New State Budget
The New York State budget deadline of April 1 is fast approaching. Lawmakers are furiously working to come to an agreement for an on-time budget. The Adirondack Council has been a constant presence at the Capitol, representing the interests of clean water, wildlife and vibrant communities in the Park we all love.

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