Press Releases

Press Releases

Thursday, June 1, 2023
The Adirondack Council has named the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus as its Conservationist of the Year after the group moved powerful legislation through the state senate and assembly, and included millions in funding for Adirondack projects in the state budget.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail and the Adirondack Council, along with lake associations from three central Adirondack lakes, are hiring a Headwaters Coordinator to help guide the protection of the Raquette River Watershed
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Adirondack Council Forever Adirondacks Campaign Director Aaron Mair will deliver the keynote address to the scientists and advocates who attend the Adirondack Research Consortium’s annual gathering on Thursday morning at The Conference Center in Lake Placid. On Sunday, Mair will be the commencement speaker for the 2023 graduating class at Paul Smith’s College in Brighton, near Saranac Lake.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
The New York State Budget, which began to pass this week, contains many items that are good for the people and wildlands of the Adirondack Park.
Monday, April 24, 2023
In celebration of Earth Day 2023, the Adirondack Park’s largest environmental organization today awarded 12 micro-grants totaling $26,000 to local farmers and value-added food/beverage/fiber producers. The initiative is an effort to support climate-friendly economic activity in the Adirondack Park.
Monday, March 20, 2023
Adirondack Council’s Micro-Grants for Adirondack Farms and Value-Added Producers will offer grants of up to $8,000 this year to support sustainable and innovative projects on working lands within the Adirondack Park. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Council’s Essex Farm Institute has offered micro-grants to support local farms, local food production and a sustainable local economy.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Adirondack Council today applauded the NY Senate and Assembly one-house budget proposals, each of which proposed millions of additional dollars to Adirondack and environmental investments above current funding levels put forward in Gov. Kathy Hochul’s recent budget plan.
Monday, February 27, 2023
Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. “Willie” Janeway will step aside at the end of the summer, after 10 years as leader of the Adirondack Park’s largest environmental advocacy organization, the Council confirmed today.
Saturday, February 18, 2023
The Adirondack Council and Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation announced today that three local groups have been awarded community grants totaling more than $18,000.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
The Adirondack Council called on the New York lawmakers to prioritize wilderness preservation, climate protection measures, clean air across the state and incentives that boost diversity in the Adirondack Park’s workforce, visitors and residents, in its testimony on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s FY2023/24 budget proposal today.

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