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April 12, 2018  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Conservation Considered in Largest Army Training Exercise in Adirondack Park
From April 10 through 18, Adirondack Park visitors and residents are likely to notice military training exercises happening around them. The exercises involve several types of military aircraft and hundreds of soldiers on the ground. Army officials said it is the largest such training exercise it has ever conducted in the Adirondack Park. After heeding the advice of the Adirondack Council, the Army will avoid sensitive environmental locations, including known wildlife areas and – to the extent possible - designated Wilderness Areas in its training missions.
April 11, 2018  |  by: Tyler Frakes - Adirondack Council Membership Director
The Adirondacks Rock! Part 1: The Beginning
Being raised along the shores of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack coast, I spent many summer days at the beach. Some of my favorite activities involved rocks, more specifically skipping stones (the flatter the better!) and collecting unique rocks and feebly attempting to crack them apart in hopes of unearthing fossils. Examining these rocks would inevitably lead to puzzlement and many questions. In order to answer these questions, we must look back in time.
April 5, 2018  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
8 Ways to Celebrate Earth Week 2018
Monday, April 16 marks the start of Earth Week, a weeklong celebration of our earth that ends with Earth Day on April 22. While every day is "Earth Day" and "Adirondacks Day" at the Council, Earth Week is a special time to remind ourselves of what we can all do to help the planet.
April 3, 2018  |  by: Willie Janeway – Adirondack Council Executive Director
Adirondack Council Members Petitioned Congress, Saved EPA’s Budget
The Adirondack Council expresses its deepest gratitude to thousands of its members and other supporters, who signed petitions, wrote emails, made phone calls or personally visited members of Congress, urging them to protect the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) budget this year.
March 26, 2018  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
Celebrating Women's History Month | Honoring Women in Conservation
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we honor women who devoted their lives to making our planet a better place. These amazing women helped drive the 20th century conservation movement, and blazed the trail for us (some literally), and we are grateful.
March 22, 2018  |  by: Dana Mancini - Adirondack Council Advocacy and Outreach Assistant
5 Things You Need to Know | March ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park. Read on to see the highlights for the month of March.
March 19, 2018  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
An Adirondack Spruce Grouse Victory
If they could talk, the spruce grouse in the Adirondacks would say thank you! These endangered birds benefited when supporters wrote to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to object to a proposal that sought to open more than 12,000 acres to new public motorized recreation.
March 14, 2018  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
The Adirondack Food Justice Summit - Looking toward the future
When sitting down to the dinner table, many of us don’t consider where our food came from, how the laborers were paid, or how our level of privilege determined what’s on our plate. In fact, I think many of us are guilty of giving little thought to our food system and the multiple-scales at which it operates (local, regional, national, and international). Thankfully, there are Adirondackers who do ask these questions, whom are deeply tapped into this issue, and seek to strengthen our regional system.
March 14, 2018  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Fate of Brook Trout Tied to (March 27) Federal Budget Deadline
Congress is poised to make deep cuts to federal programs that protect the Adirondack Park from acid rain. It is threatening the progress we have made in saving our 11,000 lakes and ponds, our 30,000 miles of brooks and streams – our loons, trout and wildlife -- from acid rain.
March 7, 2018  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Preliminary Ruling Good News for Adirondack Park
A ruling by the federal Surface Transportation Board in February was a significant step for the Adirondack Park, boosting the state’s ability to defend the Park’s wild character from a plan to store used oil tanker railroad cars here.

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