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Adirondack Council Congratulates Julia Goren, Phil Brown for Awards

Both Conservationists Honored by Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. – The Adirondack Council today offered its congratulations to Adirondack Summit Steward Program leader, and Adirondack Mountain Club Director of Education Julia Goren and retired Adirondack Explorer Editor Phil Brown. Both will be honored by Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve in early November.

Adirondack Wild will present Julia Goren with its 2018 Wild Stewardship Award.  Phil Brown will receive the 2018 Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award. Both will be recognized at Adirondack Wild’s Annual Meeting on Saturday November 3, at the Saranac Lake Free Library.

The event is free.  Registration is requested by Friday, October 26th.

The Adirondack Council recently hired Goren, who was employed by the Adirondack Mountain Club. Goren will start with the Adirondack Council as director of its Adirondack Vision Project, to establish and execute a new 30-year plan for the protection and completion of the Adirondack Park. The Council’s staff has worked with Brown for two decades, both as news sources and occasional writers of opinion articles in the Explorer.

“Julia and Phil are two of the Adirondack Park’s greatest assets,” said Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. Janeway. “Julia’s work at ADK since 2006 has done wonders for restoring mountaintop vegetation and wildlife habitat, following decades of decline.  Her dedication is visible throughout the Adirondacks. The Park’s highest places are safer as a result of her work.

“For 20 years, Phil has helped to set a respectful and well-informed tone for debates on the management and future of the Adirondack Park,” Janeway said. “He helped to put an end to the shouting matches and a start to serious dialog. Through it all, he has kept conservation at the forefront of his readers’ attention.  That has helped the Park to succeed.”

Prior to his work at the Explorer, Brown was a writer and editor at the Times Union of Albany. He is the author of Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks (2006, Syracuse University Press).

Founded in 1975, the Adirondack Council is a privately funded not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the ecological integrity and wild character of the Adirondack Park. The Council envisions a Park with clean water and clean air, comprised of core wilderness areas, surrounded by farms and working forests, as well as vibrant communities. The Adirondack Council carries out its mission through research, education, advocacy and legal action to ensure the legacy of the Adirondack Park is safeguarded for future generations. Adirondack Council members live in all 50 United States.

For more information:

John Sheehan, Adirondack Council, 518-441-1340 cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 1, 2018

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