The Adirondacks go to Albany

Uploaded Image: /vs-uploads/images/pond.jpg As our 2014 legislative session in Albany pushes along at rapid speed, the Adirondack Council has worked with a broad array of stakeholders to host our second annual Adirondack Day! On May 5th, the “well” of the Legislative Office Building (link to google maps?) will be transformed into a miniature Adirondack Park. The halls will be adorned with cedar and spruce branches. You will see packbaskets and oars, and maybe even a few birds of prey! Business leaders, educators, land stewards, Park advocates, and leaders in Adirondack tourism, recreation, history, and culture will gather to display all that our Adirondack Park has to offer.

Adirondack Day will be a celebration of one of our state’s greatest achievements: the creation of a model that shows how people and nature can thrive together.  Much of what we learn in the Park enhances the environmental agenda for the rest of our state.

The mission of the day is to raise the New York State legislature’s awareness of what comprises a living, breathing and working Adirondack Park. With our Park on display, we will demonstrate how we ALL have a stake in the environmental and economic success of the Adirondacks. I invite you to join us for the many activities will take place throughout the day.

Kevin Chlad joined the Adirondack Council staff in 2011.

Kevin provides support to the Council’s Albany-based Legislative and Communications team, assisting with outreach to government officials and the media to help spread the word about the Council’s advocacy for the Adirondack Park and specific policies that will impact the Adirondacks.

Kevin Chlad graduated in 2008 with a degree in Environmental Studies of the Adirondacks from SUNY Potsdam. Besides his previous time spent at the Adirondack Council as a Clarence Petty Intern in 2009, Kevin has held numerous other Adirondack occupations, including Ausable River Steward, canoe guide, and fire tower summit steward (Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain). When not advocating ecological integrity, Kevin is an avid ice climber and adventurer.

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