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  • Take Action Now!  Vote No on question to hold a new Constitutional Convention for New York on November 7, 2017. PROTECT urges all New Yorkers to Vote NO on November 7, 2017 on the question of whether to hold a new Constitutional Convention. For many reasons, no convention should be held at this time. Read more here
  • Boreas-icon-1 September 7, 2017 Adirondack Park Agency awaits decision by Governor Cuomo on the classification of the Boreas Ponds tract. In a normal system of state government the Governor would await a decision by his independent agency. But in the Adirondack Park today, the Adirondack Park Agency waits and waits for a decision by Governor Cuomo. Read more here
  • August 11, 2017 Make Weller Pond Motorless. Public comments are needed by August 11th to the Department of Environmental Conservation to make Weller Pond a new motorless waterbody. There are relatively few motorless waters in the Adirondacks and we need more. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon August 3, 2017 Final Papers Submitted in Trial on the Management of the Forever Wild Forest Preserve. Protect the Adirondacks and the State of New York have both filed their final papers in the trial on the future of the how the Forest Preserve will be managed. A decision is expected at some time this fall. Read more here
  • July 15, 2017 PROTECT's 2017 annual members meeting will be held on July 15th at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid. Protect the Adirondacks is holding its annual members meeting in Lake Placid on July 15, 2017. This is an excellent way to honor conservation leaders, get information on the major issues facing the Adirondack Park, and join with other members. Read more here
  • July 13, 2017 PROTECT honors Steve Englebright “Legislator of the Year Award” for 2017. Steve Englebright, the Chairman of the NYS Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, will be honored as the Legislator of the Year Award for 2017 by Protect the Adirondacks as part of its annual meeting on July 15th in Lake Placid. Read more here
  • June 29, 2017 PROTECT Applauds Passage of new Article XIV Constitutional Amendment and Enabling Legislation. A new proposed amendment to Article XIV, Section 1, the forever wild provision, of the NYS Constitution, will be on the ballot in November, to assist Adirondack and Catskill communities deliver public services. Read more here
  • June 28, 2017 PROTECT honors Dick Booth with the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award 2017. Protect the Adirondacks is pleased to honor Dick Booth, Cornell professor and former Adirondack Park Agency Board member, for his stalwart defense of the Forest Preserve and Wilderness. Booth will be honored on July 15, 2017 in Lake Placid. Read more here
  • June 23, 2017 PROTECT Statement on 2017 Legislative Session. The 2017 Legislative Session ended with agreements close, but not finalized, on important Adirondack issues like a new Article XIV, Section 1 amendment, and an impasse on much needed reforms for land use planning at the Adirondack Park Agency. Read more here
  • June 16, 2017 John Collins, 1938-2017, Long-time Adirondack Park environmental leader. PROTECT mourns the passing of John Collins, an environmental leader in the Adirondacks, a former PROTECT Board member and long-time member, Adirondacker and former chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency whose life touched many. Read more here
  • June 6, 2017 The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program, a long-term water quality monitoring program, celebrates 20 years in 2017. Protect the Adirondacks and the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith's College enter their 20th year in 2017 monitoring the water quality of lakes and ponds across the Adirondack Park. Read more here

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