The Adirondacks came to life at the state capitol in Albany Monday as a wide sector of interests were showcased during Adirondack Day.
Organized in part by the Adirondack Partnership, exhibits showcased six sectors including tourism and recreation, education, stewardship and invasives, the Adirondack Harvest program, and the regional economic development councils. Partnership Chairman Bill Farber wanted to make it easy for legislators to see how dynamic the region is.
New York State GOP Senator Betty Little says a wide variety of interests were presented from colleges to environmental groups and owls from the Wild Center.
Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board Executive Director Fred Monroe notes that the state has enormous impact on what happens in the Park.
Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Garry Douglas says the day was set up to encourage legislators to learn more about the Adirondacks.
Adirondack North Country Association Executive Director Kate Fish says it was important to illustrate not only the region’s natural resources, but the economic vibrancy of the region.
The day-long exhibits at the capitol were followed by an evening “Taste of the Adirondacks” reception featuring agricultural products from the region.