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August 28, 2018  |  by: Revée Needham - Colgate University Upstate Institute Summer Field School Fellow
What’s the Deal with Road Salt? | Watershed Protection in the Adirondacks
Do you know which watershed you live in? A watershed simply means that water flows across the surface and drains into a river, lake or aquifer. Read our blog to find out more about watersheds and what you can do to help protect them.
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.
June 13, 2018  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Road Salt Contamination Serious, Prompts State Pilot Program
With more than 5,000 miles of public highways in the Adirondack Park, even small decisions about seasonal maintenance can have a major impact on the Park’s long term health. A recent study by Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) of 358 private wells across the Adirondack Park found that salt used to clear ice and snow from roads in the wintertime is contaminating groundwater and seeping into private wells at an alarming rate.
September 28, 2017  |  by: Kaitlyn Thayer - Adirondack Council Hamilton Program Intern
Defending a Paddler’s Paradise | Celebrating World Rivers Day in the Adirondacks
This week, we celebrated World Rivers Day on Saturday, September 30 by advocating for the health and respect of rivers in the Adirondacks and elsewhere. Today, while water quality in the Adirondack watersheds is generally very good, these areas still have prominent water quality challenges that have been a concern for quite some time.
May 2, 2017  |  by: Kyle Plaske - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern- Albany Office
Celebrating the 125th Birthday Of the Adirondack Park - Part one
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Adirondack Park! On May 20, 1892, the New York State Legislature and Governor Roswell P. Flower created the Adirondack Park Enabling Act which essentially created the Park's Blue Line boundary. Come along as I tell the story of our Adirondack Park to celebrate its 125th Birthday!
February 28, 2017  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
Celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week
Celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week by learning about invasive species, what they can do to our lands and waters and how we can help prevent them from spreading. We all need to do our part to protect our favorite places from invasive species. Spread the word...not the invasives!
January 30, 2017  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Governemnt Relations
The NYS Budget and the Adirondack Park - What You Need to Know
When you think about what the Adirondacks mean to you, remember that the success of the Adirondack Park depends on many different funding sources and policy initiatives. The Adirondack Council has full-time presence in our state capitol to ensure that New York's budget and policies keep the best interests of the waters, wildlife and communities of the Adirondacks.
Healthy Lakes Stay Colder Than Those Sterilized by Acid Rain
January 5, 2017  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Progress on Acid Rain is Helping Adirondack Fish Survive Climate Change
It's troubling to hear the Trump transition team talk about gutting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and bringing back coal as a fuel for making electricity. Burning coal leads to acid rain, mercury contamination, and climate change. New York has some of the best clean air laws in the nation, but they aren't enough to protect the Adirondack Park from smokestacks in the Ohio Valley, if they start burning coal again.
December 27, 2016  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
One Last Chance to Speak Up for Wilderness...Before it's too late
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.
September 30, 2016  |  by: Mary Godnick - Marketing and Development Assistant
Will This Summer's Drought Impact Adirondack Fall Foliage?
This summer along with the rest of the Northeast, the Adirondack Park has experienced a record-breaking dry season. Rivers, lakes and streams were unusually low, and farms and gardens required extra sources of water. With precipitation below average, many of us are wondering what will this do to our usually vibrant fall foliage? In short, it could go either way.

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