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December 4, 2017  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
The Town of Keene - Getting Cleaner and Greener
On Tuesday, November 14, the Town of Keene’s Town Board unanimously committed to making the town a cleaner, greener community. It did so by passing three resolutions that kick-started the town’s participation in the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Communities program. The town was urged to participate in this program at the behest of a group of dedicated town residents. Known as the Keene Clean Energy Team, these individuals are helping to build a sustainable community where they live.
November 28, 2017
10 Ways to Support the ADKS this Holiday Season | Give Forever Wild
This year, add the Adirondacks to your wish list and support the six-million-acre Park that you love all year long. Instead of another scented candle or gift card, say thank you to those that introduced you to the Adirondacks and share your love for the Park with your family and friends with a donation or purchase that supports Adirondack conservation.
November 20, 2017  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
Rally 2017 | The Grammy’s of Land Conservation
In October, the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) celebrated its 32nd Rally, an annual land conservation conference that brings thousands of conservationists together in a different city each year. And this year, Jackie Bowen the Council's Conservation Fellow attended Rally in Denver Colorado, and shares her first-time experience.
November 20, 2017  |  by: Kaitlyn Thayer - Adirondack Council's Hamilton Program Intern
Buy Local | Supporting  Adirondack Agriculture
This Thursday, many of us will be sitting down with our family and friends to enjoy a big meal and good company. But before you sit down with your turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes, think about where exactly your food is coming from and what it took to bring your food from the field to your plate. This Thanksgiving season, we encourage you to buy local and support the many farms and businesses in the Adirondacks or in your local area.
November 20, 2017  |  by: Adirondack Council Staff
Why We are Thankful this Holiday Season | Adirondack Council
As the holiday season is in full swing, the Adirondack Council staff would like to express our sincere thanks for the many generous donors, supporters and friends that make our work possible. With your help, we have worked together to keep the Adirondack Park a special place for families and friends to visit, live and cherish for over 40 years.
November 16, 2017  |  by: Dana Mancini - Adirondack Council Advocacy and Outreach Assistant
5 Things You Need to Know Today | November  Adirondack News
Adirondack 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.
November 14, 2017  |  by: Kaitlyn Thayer - Adirondack Council's Hamilton Program Intern
Climate Change & the Adirondack Atlas | A Talk with Jerry Jenkins
Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend a talk at the Keene Central School featuring the renowned ecologists, Jerry Jenkins. He spoke about climate change and his new project that has been five years in the making.
November 7, 2017  |  by: Rocci Aguirre- Adirondack Council Director of Conservation
Potential Changes for New York State Trout Stream Management
For over 30 years, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has used the Catch Rate Oriented Trout Stocking program to manage trout streams across the state. This uses the assumption that anglers prefer to catch-and-keep as many fish as possible. But through the decades, angler perspectives have shifted to more catch-and-release ideals and a willingness to catch fewer, larger and wilder fish than the generic eight-inch hatchery fish used in the DEC’s stocking program.
November 7, 2017  |  by: Kaitlyn Thayer - Adirondack Council's Hamilton Program Intern
Get Out and Play! The Benefits of Kids and the Outdoors in the Adirondack Park
North Country School’s designated “out-time” gives students a unique opportunity to grow as individuals and thinkers. For an hour and a half, Monday through Friday, they learn from the land, each other and their community in a natural environment. Additionally, the school leads outdoor trips every Saturday. By hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking, North Country School is encouraging their students to be comfortable in and maintain a respect for the outdoors.
October 27, 2017
Apples in the Adirondacks | An Upstate Tradition
Apple season is in full swing here in the Adirondacks and you’re likely to see farmers markets, stores, and peoples kitchens overflowing with bushels of local apples.This delicious fruit is a fall staple, but there is more than meets the eye in regards to its history and the impacts our changing climate could have on our apple crop.

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