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June 3, 2014  |  by: Lisa M. Genier
Council Helps Spread the Word - Eat Local!
One thing you may not know about the Adirondack Council is that we advocate for the conservation of agricultural lands in the Adirondack Park. We're helping to spread the word to Eat Local to be healthy, protect the environment and build a strong local economy.
May 27, 2014  |  by: Kevin Chlad
A Tiny Culprit to a Very Large Problem
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.
A hike at Coon Mountain Preserve
May 19, 2014  |  by: Michele Drozd
Spring Means Wildflowers in the Adirondack Park
Spring took its sweet time in arriving this year. And although Council staff members happily skied our way through a long cold winter, by April impatience resounded throughout the office. Spring. Was. Late.
oil trains in the Champlain valley
May 12, 2014  |  by: John F. Sheehan
On the Path of Disaster
The Adirondack Council has called on the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation and the US Environmental Protection Agency to use their authority to protect the Adirondack Park's communities, Lake Champlain and three major rivers from potential train derailments, spills and fires.
May 1, 2014  |  by: John F.Sheehan
Court Rules Supreme to End Acid Rain
April 29, 2014 was a historic day for the Adirondack Park's struggle against acid rain. That's the day that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal for coal-fired power plants in the Midwest to cause acid rain in the Adirondacks.
April 30, 2014  |  by: Kevin Chlad
The Adirondacks go to Albany
As our 2014 legislative session in Albany pushes along at rapid speed, the Adirondack Council has worked with a broad array of stakeholders to host our second annual Adirondack Day! On May 5th, the "well" of the Legislative Office Building will be transformed into a miniature Adirondack Park.
April 29, 2014  |  by: John Sheehan
Thanks a Ton...Cool Park, Healthy Planet
The impacts of climate change are worldwide. For many of us, identifying ways that we can make a meaningful difference can be overwhelming. Individually, each of us can do our part to reduce the emissions we contribute to the problem.
Please contact policymakers today
April 15, 2014
Defend Your Forest Preserve from the Impacts of ATVs!
You can help stop the state from expanding motorized recreation on the protected public lands of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Policymakers in the state legislature need to hear from you about the damage that ATVs can do to the Forest Preserve.
The Council says education has to be at the forefront of the plan.
April 14, 2014  |  by: Lisa M Genier
DEC Proposes Expanding Black Bear Hunting
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has plans to expand the hunting of black bear across New York State in order to prevent conflicts with people. People need to be educated on how to avoid attracting bears.

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