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July 9, 2014  |  by: Lisa M. Genier
Celebrate New York's Invasive Species Awareness Week!
Sunday, July 6th was the first day of New York's Invasive Species Awareness Week. Learn more about invasive species and what you can do to help protect our favorite places.
June 30, 2014  |  by: John Sheehan
Acid Rain, Mercury and Loons...Oh my!
Recent changes in federal regulations will significantly curb acid rain in the years ahead. The loons in the Adirondacks will be happy to see acid rain go, but will still be hurt by lingering mercury and aluminum contamination. We will need to do more.
June 16, 2014  |  by: Willie Janeway
Traversing
Recently, the Adirondack Council's Executive Director, Willie Janeway, took a four-day hike through the western portion of the Adirondack Park. In his journey, he found pleasantries, problems and possibilities.
June 9, 2014  |  by: Lisa M. Genier
Bigger Isn't Always Better
I'm sure you've heard the old saying,"Bigger is Better." Well, not when it comes to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). As you can imagine, larger and heavier ATVs can do more damage to the environment.
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.

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