In what officials say is a key step toward preserving the region’s waterways, an agreement announced Tuesday is aimed at preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species across the Adirondack region.
It was something of an unusual sight this weekend: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo riding a snowmobile. During the Adirondack Winter Challenge in Lake Placid, he announced several initiatives to enhance the North Country economy.
In late January, the New York State Legislature began hearings reviewing Governor Cuomo's proposed budget. The first was on environmental funding. The Adirondack Council was among the groups that testified. Today, Executive Director Willie Janeway talks with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about their testimony and legislative issues affecting the Adirondacks.
The Adirondack Park is world-famous for its natural beauty, but it also has a dirty past. Environmental advocates and experts gathered in Saratoga Springs Thursday to discuss the challenges and progress associated with acid rain in the Adirondacks.
State officials and others gathered at a small Adirondack cabin this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Wilderness Act.
On a Johnsburg hillside in Warren County, with an unobstructed view of forest and mountains, a crowd gathered at a modest-looking cabin.
Since 1947, the cabin has been owned by the family of conservationist Howard Zahniser. Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Federal Wilderness Act, much of it written by Zanhiser in his Adirondack refuge.
Elise Stefanik, the Republican candidate for Congress in New York’s 21st district, attended the monthly meeting of the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board on Wednesday to discuss regional issues.