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March 24, 2015  |  by: John F. Sheehan
State Water Infrastructure Grants Needed to Protect Waters in the Adirondacks
I bet one of the things you love about the Adirondack Park is its waters...its lakes, rivers and streams. The Adirondack Council is working to protect your favorite spots on the water. We are asking the state to create a new program that will provide grants to communities to prevent failing sewage and water treatment facilities from polluting the Park's waters.
March 17, 2015  |  by: Lisa M. Genier
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - Helping to Clean the Air
The Adirondack Council participated in another Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction last week. Find out what this means to you and how it will help protect the Adirondacks from climate change.
and why more funding is needed
March 9, 2015
The Environmental Protection Fund - How it impacts all of us
The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is 22 years old and has proven to be our state's most important revenue source for projects that clean our water, protect wild places and revitalize our communities. For many of the unforgettable experiences we enjoy in the Park, the EPF made it possible.
March 3, 2015  |  by: Rocci Aguirre
The Fight Against Invasives Species - more work needs to be done
Invasive species are alien and pollute water, cause declines in populations of fish, birds, small mammals, and native plants and cause economic hardships for business owners. Great strides have been made to combat invasives, but still more needs to be done.
Here's why.
February 24, 2015  |  by: Guest Writer - Brian Palmer
Off the Rails - Oil trains keep jumping the tracks, setting towns ablaze, and contaminating water supplies.
This article, written by Brian Palmer of the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses oil trains, derailings and the need for better safeguards for our natural resources and communities.
February 3, 2015  |  by: John F. Sheehan
Forestry in the Adirondacks - Why it's Important
What happens to the Adirondack Park's commercial forests affects the entire Park. These forests are mixed in with the Park's "Forever Wild" public lands and its 130 communities. In the Adirondacks, the combination of environmental protection and careful private stewardship has preserved a forested landscape that is the largest intact, temperate deciduous forest ecosystem in the world.
January 26, 2015  |  by: Kevin Chlad
An Analysis of Governor Cuomo's Pro-Adirondack Budget Proposals
Many pro-Adirondack priorities were expressed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his 2015 combined State of the State address and Executive Budget summary that he announced on January 21st. Kevin Chlad, the Council's Legislative Director, gives his analysis of the Governor's proposals.
January 20, 2015  |  by: William C. Janeway
Cuomo's Adirondack Priorities - What to Watch for...
Tomorrow, January 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo will give his State of the State message and unveil his budget proposal for the upcoming year. He has many opportunities before him to provide leadership, increased funding and improved policies that can help secure the Adirondack Park's future. We will join others in watching for this tomorrow.
January 12, 2015  |  by: William C. Janeway - Adirondack Council Executive Director
Adirondack Development Proposal Highlights Need for Adirondack Park Agency Reforms
A development proposal of a former Boy Scout Camp on Woodworth Lake focuses attention on the reforms that are needed to bring the Adirondack Park Agency into the 21st Century.
January 5, 2015  |  by: John F. Sheehan
Mario Cuomo's Adirondack Legacy
Mario Cuomo was Governor of New York State from 1983-1994. During that time, he made a lasting legacy that still lives on in the Adirondack Park.

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