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ADK Links Outdoor and Online Learning

2021-01-26T08:57:31-05:00

Fall at Heart Lake is usually accompanied by the sounds and sights of fourth graders exploring Mt. Jo as participants in ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Program: Three Seasons at Heart Lake. As foliage shifts from green to shades of red, orange, and yellow, ADK educators READ MORE

Invasive Species Highlight: Variable-Leaf Water Milfoil

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

What is Variable-Leaf (or two-leaf) Water Milfoil? Variable Leaf Water Milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) is a submerged aquatic invasive plant that looks like some native species including native milfoils. The plant’s feathery leaves are arranged in dense whorls, usually four to six leaves per whorl. Each feathery leaf has seven to READ MORE

By the Numbers: 2020 Professional Trail Crew Season

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

The season that almost didn’t happen. Three months later, following a spring of uncertainty during which the program was nearly cancelled due to the pandemic, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew is officially done for the 2020 summer season. With a smaller team than usual, the professional trail crew READ MORE

Invasive Species Highlight: Hydrilla

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

What is Hydrilla? Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is a submerged aquatic invasive plant that looks similar to the native American waterweed (Elodea canadensis) and also appears similar to another aquatic  invasive plant, Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa). Hydrilla has visibly serrated leaves that grow in whorls of four to eight, and small READ MORE

Leave No Trace Center Releases Final Report for Building Wildland Stewardship in the Adirondack Park

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

Benjamin Brosseau Director of Communications 518-523-3441, ext. 114 (work) 518-217-8072 (cell) ben@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – August 24, 2020 – The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has released a finalized report with recommendations for managing recreation-related impacts in the Adirondack Park. A preliminary report was distributed back in February READ MORE

Invasive Species Highlight: Brittle Naiad

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

What is Brittle (European or Spiny) Naiad? Brittle Naiad (Najas minor) is a submerged aquatic invasive plant with thin stiff leaves that have serrated edges. The serrations on leaf edges are visible without magnification. Native versions of naiad also have serrated leaves but these are tiny and require magnification to READ MORE

Why Does Geotagging Matter?

2021-01-26T08:57:38-05:00

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has five recommendations for responsible social media practices in the backcountry. The first—Think Before you Geotag—addresses a seemingly harmless aspect of social media: tagging where your photo was taken on a map. Of all things social media, why did Leave No Trace READ MORE

Leave No Trace: A Decade of Partnership

2021-01-26T08:57:39-05:00

December 18th, 2019 The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a non-profit based in Boulder, CO, has a clear mission: to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been officially involved in sharing that message since 2009, a ten-year READ MORE

ADK Receives Smart Growth Grant to Improve Heart Lake Program Center Parking, Interpretive Signage

2021-01-26T08:57:39-05:00

December 11th, 2019 ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been awarded a $66,000 Smart Growth grant by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to use towards improving parking and interpretive signage at the Heart Lake Program Center. This is part of a $600,000 commitment by New York State and READ MORE

Adirondack 46ers Enter Third Year of Support for ADK’s Stewardship Programs

2021-01-26T08:57:39-05:00

December 4th, 2019 In 2018, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers (46ers) entered a three-year joint commitment to promote stewardship and conservation throughout the High Peaks Wilderness. The 46ers generously committed $71,000 in funding to protect trails and summits with ADK in 2018, $34,000 in 2019, and will READ MORE