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August 19, 2020  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Two Wins for the Adirondacks
New York State had two major clean air victories recently. One will bring much-needed clean-up of emissions from coal-fired power plants in states far away from the Adirondacks, whose emissions harm the Park nonetheless. The other will curb emissions created closer to home. Both will result in less smoke, soot, smog, and acid rain.
August 17, 2020  |  by: Guest Author: Clifton Harcum - Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Coordinator at SUNY Potsdam
A Hiker’s Journey
Clifton Harcum writes in this blog about why the COVID-19 pandemic inspired him to start the Saranac 6er challenge and experiencing the beauty of the mountains surrounding his community. We welcome Clifton to share his journey to becoming a “hiker” in the Adirondacks.
July 28, 2020  |  by: Casey Marvel - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | July 2020 ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park, a unique national treasure and legacy we inherited over 100 years ago, that we must protect for future generations. Adirondack Conservation News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character, and community vibrancy.
July 20, 2020  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Communications Associate
How to Recreate Responsibly During COVID-19
There is no doubt that being able to get outside has been a key part in moving through the COVID-19 pandemic for many. Recreating in the outdoors is beneficial for our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Like our food, housing, criminal justice, and many other systems, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the holes in our outdoor recreation and wildlands management systems.
July 13, 2020
Behind the Loon: Meet Jess Kelley
We are happy to introduce you to our new “Behind the Loon” series. There are so many reasons our Adirondack Council team is great, and we want to give you a chance to meet every one of them and their talents, quirks and passions. We will be highlighting a member of our team each month. It’s so nice to meet you! 
June 29, 2020  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park, a unique national treasure and legacy we inherited over 100 years ago, that we must protect for future generations. Adirondack Conservation News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
June 19, 2020
Behind the Loon: Meet Mary Godnick
We are happy to introduce you to our new “Behind the Loon” series. There are so many reasons our Adirondack Council team is great, and we want to give you a chance to meet every one of them and their talents, quirks and passions. We will be highlighting a member of our team each month. It’s so nice to meet you! 
June 18, 2020  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
2020 Bond Act Supports Clean Water and Jobs | A Historic Opportunity for the Adirondack Park
In the 2020 New York State Budget, Governor Cuomo and the Legislature authorized sending the $3 billion Restore Mother Nature Bond Act to the polls in November, where it requires final approval by the voters. This is an extraordinary chance for the state to invest in Adirondack water, wildlife and wildlands, and create jobs that will support local communities and protect public health.
June 10, 2020  |  by: Caroline Dodd - Adirondack Council’s Seasonal Research Associate
New York’s Climate Law in the Adirondacks | Forests and Agriculture
This blog is the second in a series that will examine the potential impacts and changes in the Adirondacks that will result from the implementation of New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. How will the law impact our farms? Where will new renewable energy projects be sited? How will communities need to adapt? What can you do to help? This blog series will examine these questions and more, with the goal of shedding light on the challenges and opportunities the Adirondack region will face in mitigating and adapting to climate change under New York’s revolutionary new climate law.
May 29, 2020  |  by: Casey Marvel - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | May 2020 ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park, a unique national treasure and legacy we inherited over 100 years ago, that we must protect for future generations. Adirondack Conservation News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.

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