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Adirondack Park Agency Board Appointments Improved: Adirondack Clean Water, Air and Wildland Preservation Advocates Say Thank You


John Sheehan, Adirondack Council, 518-441-1340 Ben Brosseau, Adirondack Mountain Club, 518-217-8072 Raybrook, NY – June 9, 2020 – The Adirondack Park’s largest conservation and recreation advocates today thanked Gov. Andrew Cuomo for nominating a full slate of candidates for the Adirondack Park Agency’s decision-making board that includes individuals with experience READ MORE

2020 New York State Lobby Day Opportunities


In February there are multiple opportunities for you to talk with New York State Assembly members and Senators about the places and issues that are important to you: The Catskill Park, The Adirondack Park, and support for protecting open space. Please sign-up to come to Albany on one or more READ MORE

Honoring Neil Woodworth


November 27th, 2019 Last week, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) hosted an event at the New York State Museum in Albany honoring the 30-year career of Neil Woodworth, who will be retiring at the end of the year from his position as ADK's executive director. The setting was befitting of Neil's READ MORE

This Land is Your Land


Woody Guthrie said it best…this land is your land. These words reflect our deep connection to nature and remind us of our duty to protect the places we love. The peaceful solitude and restorative energy we enjoy in the wild are not guaranteed. Crowds and harmful human behaviors are damaging READ MORE

View from Albany: 30 Years Working for Wilderness


ADK conservation and advocacy work has been important in the protection of New York State public lands. The celebration of Neil Woodworth’s thirty years of service at ADK presents an opportunity to reflect on some of the more important victories during that time. Balsam Lake Mt. and Article XIV, Catskill READ MORE

5 Reasons to Tell your New York State Legislators to Protect Forests and Public Lands


This budget season we need you to tell your legislators to protect Forests and New York State Public Lands. Send the letter below to Governor Cuomo, your Assembly member and Senator to ensure that the final NYS Budget provides funding for land acquisition and stewardship of our public lands, protects public READ MORE

Should there be a NY Constitutional Convention?


When you go to your voting booth this November, you will be asked this question: “Shall there be a convention to revise the [state] constitution and amend the same.” Under our state constitution, every twenty years the citizens of New York are asked whether or not they wish to convene READ MORE

Forest Preserve Health and Safety Land Account


ADK supported two proposed amendments to the New York State Constitution in the 2017 regular session. The first of these is the Forest Preserve Health and Safety Land Account (i.e., a land bank), which passed both the Senate and the Assembly in 2016. This legislation is a joint resolution of READ MORE

Resilience, Climate Change, and You


As the issue of climate change becomes increasingly present in our daily lives so will the term resiliency. In reference to climate change, however, it is scientifically referred to as ecological resilience. This term is defined as the ability for an ecosystem to respond and recover from disturbance. Ecosystems that READ MORE

Advocates Promote Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Expansion With 35,000 New Motor-Free Acres


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 For more information: John F. Sheehan, Adirondack Council, 518-441-1340 (cell); 518-432-1770 (ofc) Neil Woodworth, Adirondack Mountain Club, 518-669-0128 (cell); 518-449-3870 (ofc) David Gibson, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, 518-469-4081   NEWCOMB, N.Y. – Regional, statewide and national conservation organizations and supporters READ MORE