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ADK applauds increase to EPF, reauthorizing bond act in one-house budget proposals


March 18, 2021—Albany, NY—Last weekend, the New York State Senate and Assembly posted their respective budget proposals in response to the Governor’s Executive Budget that rolled out in January. ADK applauds legislators for focusing on the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), invasive species management, and the $3 billion Environmental Bond Act in their proposals. Of particular note is a proposed increase in the READ MORE

High Peaks Advisory Group Releases Final Report


Report pushes for investments into education, stewardship programs Lake Placid, NY – March 5, 2020 – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a list of recommendations compiled by the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group (HPAG) for managing high recreational use in the High Peaks READ MORE

NYS Assembly Passes a Green Amendment


The Right to Clean Air & Water Now Up to NY Voters in November Albany, NY–February 9, 2021–Today, the New York State Assembly joined their Senate colleagues in passing A.1368/S.528, a bill to add environmental rights to Article 1 of the State Constitution: “Each person shall have a right to READ MORE

OSI and ADK Move to File Brief Supporting NYSDEC in Adirondack Tree Cutting Case


Groups urge ruling in favor of a balanced approach between preservation and public access Albany, NY—February 2, 2021—The Open Space Institute (OSI) and ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) have moved to jointly file an Amicus Brief in support of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a case READ MORE

ADK Releases Statements on 2021-2022 State Executive Budget Proposal


ADK applauds Governor Cuomo for maintaining wildland and recreational access protections in 2021-2022 executive budget proposal Albany, NY – January 20, 2021 – In a series of State of the State presentations last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his plan to “Reimagine, Rebuild, and Renew” New York. ADK was pleased READ MORE

Hiker Data Shows Impacts from Pandemic, Increase in Novice Hikers


Lake Placid, NY – October 28, 2020 – In keeping with a decade-long trend of growing hiker numbers, this summer was again a busy one at ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) Heart Lake Program Center (HLPC). Without question, the pandemic played a role in motivating people to get outside. However, this surge READ MORE

After 100 Years, A New Plan


A Letter from the Bylaws Working Group to ADK Membership: In a little more than a year, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) will begin celebrating its centennial anniversary. This, in and of itself, is an achievement. In 1921, several dozen people met in New York City, with a single, lofty goal READ MORE

Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Reported in Lake George


Just weeks after the invasive Emerald Ash Borer was discovered for the first time in the Adirondack Park, another invasive species has been found within the boundaries of the Blue Line: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). First recorded in the Adirondack Park in 2017 on Prospect Mountain in Lake George, HWA READ MORE

How You Can Help Stop Emerald Ash Borer


The Adirondack Park learned concerning information last week: for the first time, Emerald Ash Borer has been found within the boundaries of the Park. An invasive insect from northeast Asia, Emerald Ash Borer—commonly shortened to "EAB"—has been spreading throughout the United States since at least the early 2000s, but the READ MORE

Invasive Species Highlight: Fanwort


What is Fanwort? Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana), is an aquatic invasive plant species found in submersed and floating-leaved plant communities. It has two distinctive leaf types. Fanwort’s submersed leaves are finely divided and fan-like and are attached to the stem of the plant by petioles. The submersed leaves have an opposite READ MORE