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
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The Doc Kudish Natural Forest at Paul Smith’s College will be formally inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network on Saturday, October 23rd.
Joan Maloof, founder and Executive Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, will present a plaque to Dr. Michael Kudish, to celebrate the dedication of this protected forest. [Read more…] about Paul Smith’s To Designate ‘Doc Kudish Natural Forest’ Saturday
Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) is seeking people to work as boat inspectors and decontamination technicians at boat launches across the Adirondacks to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species in the region’s waterways.
“We have a network of boat inspection and boat wash stations that have been strategically located across the region to control the spread of these harmful organisms”, said Dan Kelting, executive director of AWI in an announcement sent to the press. “We are hiring employees now to work through the fall to help us protect our waterways.” [Read more…] about Adk Boat Wash Stewards Sought For Expanded Inspections
The Paul Smith’s College VIC is set to mark the first day spring with free cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and two races open to the public on Saturday, March 20th. [Read more…] about Free Ski & Snowshoe Day, Nordic Races at Paul Smith’s Saturday
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
Originally planned as a weekend-long in-person gathering at Paul Smith’s College, Werifesteria 2020 has been shifted to a worldwide virtual camping event, set for September 4-6. [Read more…] about Werifesteria Worldwide Camping Celebration Sept 4-6
The Paul Smith’s College Board of Trustees, has announced that Dr. Jon Calvert Strauss became the eleventh president of the college on July 15, 2020.
Strauss will serve in an interim capacity to provide executive leadership and advance the college’s strategic plan while the institution embarks on a comprehensive search process to replace outgoing president Dr. Cathy S. Dove. The appointment of Dr. Strauss was approved unanimously by the Board. [Read more…] about Paul Smith’s College Names New President
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
As Paul Smith’s College updates its Climate Action Plan, the institution has been awarded a New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA) grant to help fund sustainable energy initiatives. [Read more…] about Paul Smith’s College Awarded Sustainable Energy Grant