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August 10, 2018  |  by: By: Kevin Chlad - Director of Government Relations
Advice for Aspiring Stargazers and the Impacts of Outdoor Lighting
When is the last time you saw an exceptional view of the stars in the sky? Last night? Last year? Can you even remember the last time you saw a truly magnificent night sky? Read our blog to find out how you can see spectacular views in the night sky.
August 8, 2018  |  by: Adirondack Council Staff
Adirondack Council Celebrates its 2018 Forever Wild Day!
On Saturday, July 14, nearly 250 people gathered in Old Forge for the Adirondack Council’s Forever Wild Day. Our members and friends had a great time. We hope you enjoy the pictures from the event.
August 8, 2018  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
Leave No Trace | Social Media and the Adirondacks
Earlier this summer, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (LNT) published a set of principles for social media. It stated  that what we share on social media has an impact on certain locations and it is a force that can be used for good or bad. It encourages users to use the new set of guidelines to critically look at what we are all sharing into the digital world, with protection of the resource as a priority.
July 23, 2018  |  by: Dana Mancini - Adirondack Council Advocacy and Outreach Assistant
5 Things You Need to Know | July 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 have to protect for future generations. Adirondack News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
July 18, 2018
Summer in the Adirondacks | #WildAboutThePark
Do you have fond memories of spending summer days in the Adirondacks? There is nothing better than escaping up to the Adirondacks to swim, hike, bike, boat, and eat during the summertime. The days are long, and the weather is warm. Summer in the Adirondacks is surely special.
July 11, 2018  |  by: Revée Needham - Colgate University Upstate Institute Summer Field School Fellow
Celebrating #PlasticFreeJuly |10 Simple Things You Can Do
Across the world, people from 150 nations have signed up to take part in Plastic Free July to tackle this issue. Are you ready to reduce plastic in your life?
July 5, 2018  |  by: Rocci Aguirre - Adirondack Council Director of Conservation
Heat Stress Can Kill Trout In the Warmer Months - The Perils of Fishing When the Temps Rise
As July ushers in warmer than usual temperatures in the mountains of the Adirondacks, it is only natural to want to be near the water. With an abundance of cool rivers and streams, the Park is home to some of the best water based recreation in New York State. For many, the idea of throwing on a pair of swimming trunks and grabbing a fishing pole to go chase some trout on a shady little stream is part of the summer ritual. But what seems like innocent fun can have lethal consequences, especially if you are not planning on keeping what you catch.
July 3, 2018  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
10 Facts About Hummingbirds – And other interesting tidbits
I've always loved hummingbirds. They are interesting creatures and have many unique qualities. Some of these qualities are physical features, others are quirky behaviors. I bet you know a few of these, but others may surprise you. Read on to find learn about the world's tiniest bird.
June 28, 2018  |  by: Meg Desmond - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Invasive Species in the Adirondacks | How You Can Help
Invasive species are harmful to ecological, economic and human health. Invasive species are those that are not native to a particular area but are spread there through accidental or intentional means. Humans are the main contributors to this, as we regularly travel throughout different habitats, inadvertently bringing invasives along with us. Once invasives are introduced to a new environment, their populations grow quickly due to a lack of natural predators. Learn how you can identify invasive species in the Adirondacks and do your part to stop the spread.
June 26, 2018  |  by: Tyler Frakes - Adirondack Council Membership Director
A Year of Adirondack Advocacy | Cleaner Water & Air & Expanded Wilderness
For over 40 years, the Adirondack Council has been an effective, non-partisan advocate for the Adirondacks. In both Albany and the Adirondacks, our conservation advocacy and education is ongoing. Looking back over this past fiscal year, we’ve accomplished a lot of good for the Adirondacks. We owe thanks to our tens of thousands of advocates across the nation who support our mission and vision and count on the Council to be the watchdog for the Adirondack Park.

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