Bold action is needed in Congress if the Adirondack Park is to benefit from several federal funding and policy initiatives that could combat acid rain, climate change and water pollution, while making much-needed investments in communities including broadband communications and new infrastructure to cope with more frequent storms and flooding, the Adirondack Council said in a statement to the press this week. [Read more…] about Adk Park Advocates Call For Civilian Climate Corps, Action by Congress
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the finalization of the St. Lawrence Foothills Unit Management Plan (UMP).
The St. Lawrence Foothills Unit is located outside of the Adirondack Park in the central portion of St. Lawrence County, including the towns of Colton, Hopkinton, Parishville, Potsdam, Pierrepont, and Russell. [Read more…] about Final Management Plan for St. Lawrence Foothills Issued
As part of its ongoing efforts to develop and share science-based knowledge about the Lake Champlain basin in Vermont and New York, the Lake Champlain Sea Grant program has created a series of short, close-captioned videos. [Read more…] about Video Series Highlights Lake Champlain, Aquatic Topics
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
Air pollution can damage fragile aquatic ecosystems, with one of the most harmful pollutants being nitrogen. [Read more…] about Nitrogen Pollution: Too Much of a Good Thing
The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. Water has enormous value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment.
World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the goal of water and sanitation for all by 2030. [Read more…] about World Water Day Is Monday March 22nd
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Peconic Land Trust (PLT), and town of Brookhaven have announced the acquisition of a parcel of land in the hamlet of Moriches that will help protect Long Island’s groundwater, the sole drinking water source for millions of residents. [Read more…] about Land Preservation to Help Protect Long Island Aquifer
State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released the 2018-2020 progress report on the restoration and protection of New York’s Great Lakes resources.
Prepared every two years, the report highlights partnerships and achievements completed during the prior two years, including improving resilience to coastal and tributary flooding impacts, protecting source waters, and accelerating restoration initiatives in communities that have been historically and disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution, called Environmental Justice communities. [Read more…] about Great Lakes Restoration and Protection Report Issued
The Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced the acquisition of a property in the Town of Chesterfield that protects local water quality and furthers regional connectivity of protected land.
Located near Keeseville, just north of Willsboro Bay on Lake Champlain, the property will also open additional land for recreation and provide users with scenic views of the lake. [Read more…] about Overlooking Champlain: More of Trembleau Mountain Protected
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) have announced it has established a perpetual conservation easement on a priority parcel in the Six Mile Creek watershed in the town of Dryden, Tompkins County. [Read more…] about 180 Acres Protected In Six Mile Creek Watershed