One Last Chance to Speak Up for Wilderness...Before it's too late

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
By: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst

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As we enjoy the holiday season, reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the next, will you do one more thing for the Adirondacks? There’s still time to send a letter to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and tell them that you want motor-free Wilderness for the Boreas Ponds.  The APA will accept your comments until Friday, December 30. Will you speak up for Wilderness before it’s too late? Just click HERE to take action.

I know you’ve heard this call from us a lot recently, but it’s because this is an opportunity that only comes along once-in-a lifetime. We can’t pass it up. The waters, lands and wildlife on the Boreas Ponds tract are depending on us.

You might be thinking, I’m really busy. I don’t have enough time. Other people probably sent letters, so I don’t need to. Well, advocates who want motorized recreation in and around the Boreas Ponds have been speaking out loudly. So, we need as many people as possible telling the APA that it must classify Boreas Ponds as motor-free Wilderness. We need Wilderness to protect this area from invasive species and degradation 

Also, we’ve made it really easy for you to send a letter. Just click HERE, fill-in your name and address, and click submit. It’s as simple as that. So, if you haven’t already sent a letter to the APA, please take a moment to do it now…before it’s too late.  And if you already sent a letter, thank you.

Your voice matters! Please speak up for Wilderness.

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Uploaded Image: /vs-uploads/lisa-genier.jpgLisa M. Genier joined the Council in 1992 working as its Legislative Associate in the Albany office. During her tenure, she played a role in the creation of the Environmental Protection Fund, which has been used to fund land purchases and environmental programs in the Adirondack Park and around the state. She was also a member of the negotiating teams that worked on re-licensing agreements for several hydroelectric facilities in the Park, which preserved thousands of acres of land, expanded recreational opportunities, and protected other natural resources. Lisa now works part-time as Program Analyst writing action alerts, interacting with members, managing the Council’s website, and serving in a consultative role on legislative and other issues.

Lisa is a member of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Accessibility Advisory Committee that works to make the Forest Preserve and other DEC facilities around the state more accessible for people with disabilities while protecting the natural resources. 

Lisa grew up in Mineville (Town of Moriah) in the Adirondacks. She attended the State University of New York at Oneonta and graduated in 1989 summa cum laude with degrees in Political Science and Business Economics. Lisa currently lives in Schenectady with her partner, Val and their three cats and dog.

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