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  • Register Today for 2017 annual members meeting to 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. Register today
  • 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
  • Whiteface-Mountain-icon May 22, 2017 The proposed zip line on Whiteface Mountain faces Constitutional questions. In 1941, Article XIV, Section 1 of the NYS Constitution was amended to authorize a downhill ski area at Whiteface Mountain. The question now is whether this allows summer amusement park activities. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon May 18, 2017 A recap of the trial over the future of constitutional protections for the Forest Preserve. Protect the Adirondacks went to court for a historic trial to determine whether the state can clear dozens of acres and cut down tens of thousands of trees to build a road-like "trail" network through the forever wild Forest Preserve. A recap of the trial and the complete transcripts are provided. Read more here
  • Boreas-icon-1 May 9, 2017 Governor Cuomo and State Agencies Explore Lodging and Dining Facilities at Boreas Ponds. State agencies are looking for ways to provide new "enhanced access" to the Boreas Ponds that could include lodging and dining facilities. This marks a sharp departure from more than 75 years of Forest Preserve management. Read more here
  • Cuomo-icon March 10, 2017 State delays action on the classification of the Boreas Ponds as Governor Cuomo develops plans for extensive motorized access. State agencies are in disarray as they approach a proposal for future management of the Boreas Ponds. Cuomo seeks to build new motorized campground near the Boreas Ponds. Read more here

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