Lija Treibergs, research associate for the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI), is headed to Antarctica for three months starting in late November to support the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research project. [Read more…] about Saranac Lake Scientist Headed to Antarctica
Adirondack Watershed Institute
The first grant will help scientists and policy makers understand the extent of road salt pollution in Lake Champlain. The second grant will support AWI scientists to assess the effectiveness of recent stormwater upgrades in Lake Placid to improve water quality in Mirror Lake. [Read more…] about Adk Watershed Institute Wins Road Salt, Green Infrastructure Grants
Dozens of events will be offered across the Adirondacks to help the public learn about protecting clean water. [Read more…] about Celebrate Adirondack Water Week, August 5-14
Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) is hiring watercraft inspectors and decontamination technicians to work at boat launches and other key locations across the Adirondacks to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species in the region’s waterways. [Read more…] about Seasonal Staff Sought to Protect Adirondack Lakes
The Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) has announced that the New York State Department of Health awarded it certification through the Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP).
The AWI Environmental Research Lab is specifically designed for the analysis of surface and ground water in the Adirondack region. The laboratory saw major upgrades in 2010 when Paul Smith’s College built the Countess Alicia Spaulding-Paolozzi Environmental Science and Education Center. Since that time, the lab has made contributions to the protection of clean water in the region including a greater understanding of the impact of road salt within the environment. [Read more…] about Adk Watershed Institute Certified A Research Lab, Open House Set
The Ausable River Association’s (AsRA) has released a salt use survey for residents, businesses, and independent contractors in Lake Placid, with emphasis on Mirror Lake. Developed in partnership with the Adirondack Watershed Institute, the survey is essential to determining the amount of salt entering Mirror Lake and the Chubb River. [Read more…] about Salt Survey Being Conducted By Ausable River Association
The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking applicants to fill 15 seasonal boat launch steward positions this summer along New York and Vermont Lake Champlain shoreline communities.
Boat launch stewards share the Clean, Drain and Dry message with boaters at more than a dozen public access sites on Lake Champlain. Stewards will work the launches from Memorial Day to late summer or early fall. [Read more…] about Champlain Basin Program Hiring 15 Boat Launch Stewards
The Ausable River Association (AsRA) will distribute a salt use survey this winter to residents, businesses, and independent contractors in Lake Placid, Essex County, NY.
Developed with the Adirondack Watershed Institute, the survey hopes to determine the amount of salt entering Mirror Lake and the Chubb River. [Read more…] about Salt Survey Planned For Lake Placid, Chubb River Watershed
This week, the Ausable River Association released their fifth annual report on Mirror Lake at Lake Placid
The technical brief focuses on data collected throughout the 2020 field season and documents the effects of road salt runoff entering the lake. The lake completed turnover in spring and fall of 2020 after a mild 2019-2020 winter season. This was the first time spring turnover occurred since 2016. [Read more…] about Mirror Lake Water Quality Report Released
ALAP is the largest community-science lake monitoring program in the Adirondack region, run in partnership between AWI and Protect the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Volunteers Sought for Adirondack Lake Monitoring Program