The Adirondack Council will present its Conservationist of the Year Award to Barbara Linell Glaser, EdD, during the organization’s Forever Wild Day celebration on July 9th at Great Camp Sagamore, near the Adirondack hamlet of Raquette Lake. [Read more…] about Barbara Linell Glaser Named ‘Conservationist of the Year’
When John Hendrickson, the widow of recently deceased Saratoga civic and philanthropic leader Marylou Whitney, announced last July that the 36,000-acre Whitney Park lands were for sale an alarm was raised by advocates for wild lands concerned the sale would subdivide one of the largest privately held contiguous properties in the Adirondack Park.
Last week, Hendrickson said he will apply to the Adirondack Park Agency to do just that – fragment the tract into eleven estate lots for the uber-wealthy. [Read more…] about 36k Acres in the Adirondack Park Faces Development; Advocates Seek Legal Protection
Antiquated and improperly maintained residential septic systems are creating a growing water-quality crisis across the Adirondack Park, according to a new report from the Adirondack Council. [Read more…] about Adirondack Organizations Call for Septic System Inspections, Repairs
The Adirondack Council has hired John Davis, a wildlife advocate with Adirondack conservation experience, to advocate for wild land restoration and reconnected wildlife pathways that have been disturbed by roads, buildings and other obstacles. [Read more…] about Adirondack Council Hires Rewilding Advocate John Davis
In celebration of Earth Day 2021, the Adirondack Park’s largest environmental organization today awarded 21 micro-grants totaling $29,601 to local farmers and value-added food producers, in an effort to build a climate-friendly local economy in the Adirondack Park. [Read more…] about Micro-Grants Assist Environmentally Friendly Adk Farms, Food
The Adirondack Council announced it has hired three new staff members for an expanded fund development and communications team to allow the organization to better help the Adirondack Park meet a growing list of challenges including record popularity. [Read more…] about Adirondack Council Adds New Staff
The Adirondack Council’s Essex Farm Institute (EFI) is seeking applicants for micro-grants up to $1,500 for environmentally beneficial and sustainable projects on Adirondack farms and by value-added producers. [Read more…] about Microgrants Available for Adirondack Farms, Food Producers
The Adirondack Council has issued a statement to the press applauding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal for its focus on many of the state’s environmental priorities and detailing budget items related to the Adirondack Park: [Read more…] about Proposed State Budget Includes Adirondack Environmental Priorities
The Adirondack Council today urged the Adirondack Park Agency to substantially modify or reject two permit requests for poorly-sited cell towers near the Hamilton County communities of Indian Lake and Inlet.
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has never denied a request for a cell tower permit. [Read more…] about Adirondack Council: Plan For Poorly Sited Cell Towers Should Be Revised
Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has presented its 2020 Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, the organization’s highest honor, to Kevin Chlad, Director of Government Relations for the Adirondack Council with offices in Elizabethtown and in Albany. [Read more…] about Adirondack Wild Presents 2020 Wilderness Award