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Honoring Neil Woodworth

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

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

ADK Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal to Expand the Bottle Bill and to Ban Plastic Bags across New York State

2021-01-26T08:57:47-05:00

Albany, NY —  January 14, 2019– Governor Cuomo’s inclusion of a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the Executive Budget is a move that ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) fully supports. “Plastic bags have an unnecessary impact on the environment. Birds, fish, and other aquatic species mistake plastic bag litter READ MORE

Neil Woodworth to Become Chief Executive Officer, Then Move Into Advisory Role

2021-01-26T08:57:47-05:00

As most ADK members have heard by now, ADK is continuing its organizational transformation with the decisions to promote Neil Woodworth to chief executive officer and hire a new executive director. This step was driven in part when Neil approached me and expressed a desire to spend more time with READ MORE

Why Should You Care About the Environmental Protection Fund?

2021-01-26T08:58:15-05:00

As you may have heard by now, the New York Governor’s budget is going to include $300 million for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). This is the largest the EPF has ever been and it’s over $100 million more than it was in 2015. This is great news for those who would label themselves “enviros” in New York. But why? What can we accomplish with $300 million dollars and how does it affect Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) members directly? Well listen in, because this new line of funding has some significant impacts. Generically speaking this program protects open space, revitalizes waterfronts, supports recycling, preserves farmland, enhances water quality, and helps connect New Yorkers with the outdoors. It will enable the state to buy more Forest Preserve in the Adirondacks and Catskills. READ MORE

A Bigger High Peaks Wilderness

2021-01-26T08:58:15-05:00

ADK has joined the Adirondack Council and other groups in a coordinated effort to lobby for the classification of the 21,000 acre Boreas Pond Tract as the newest addition to the High Peaks Wilderness. We expect the state to purchase the Boreas Ponds Tract from the Nature Conservancy before the READ MORE

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

2019-09-10T14:53:26-04:00

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