The Upper Saranac Foundation (USF) and the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) have announced a public participation meeting on the Upper Saranac Lake watershed management planning effort, scheduled for Thursday, February 18th. [Read more…] about Upper Saranac Lake Watershed Comments Sought
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Adirondack Water Week is set to take place Sunday August 23rd through Friday August 28th. The inaugural event showcases a newly formed partnership between Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute and Northwood School in Lake Placid.
Water Week is designed for the general public to learn about our freshwater resources and discover ways to take action to protect Adirondack lakes and streams. [Read more…] about Adirondack Water Week 2020 Kicks Off Sunday
Adirondack scientist, photographer, and conservation advocate Brendan Wiltse has joined Paul Smith’s College as Visiting Assistant Professor with its new Masters of Science program and Water Quality Director with the college’s Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI). Wiltse is a graduate of Paul Smith’s College and earned his Ph.D. from Queen’s University in Ontario. [Read more…] about Brendan Wiltse Moves to Adirondack Watershed Institute
Adirondack Watershed Stewards have reported a 25% increase in the number of watercraft inspections at Adirondack boat launches compared with this time last year.
The Adirondack Region had already been experiencing increased tourism even before the current pandemic. This summer’s excellent weather has given a further boost to visitor numbers, even as the closed border keeps Canadian tourists home. [Read more…] about Adirondack Park Boat Inspections Rise 25% Over 2019
Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute will be providing free boat inspections and decontamination starting Memorial Day weekend at nearly 100 locations across the region to help the public stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. [Read more…] about Lake Stewards Prepare for Adirondack Boating Season
Mirror Lake, along which the Village of Lake Placid is spread, is no longer flowing like it should, and has been iced-over an average of 22 days less since the 1990s. High concentrations of road salt and climate change are considered the culprits.
The lake has apparently stop its natural mixing in the spring, a issue first documented in 2017. During February and March of 2019, the highest chloride concentrations documented so far were observed. [Read more…] about An Adk Lake’s Sufferings: High Salt Load, 22 Less Days of Ice