Current Actions

Join a great protesting flotilla and come out and demonstrate for motorless waters in the Adirondack Park. Join the Canoe-In for Motorless Waters on Weller Pond on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Protect the Adirondacks is hosting a Canoe-In for Motorless Waters on Weller Pond on Saturday, August 18, 2018. We’re aiming to get 100 canoes […]

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New High Peaks Wilderness Area UMP amendment contains many proposals to change management of public recreational use in the most popular area in the Forest Preserve State agencies have released a new draft amendment to the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the High Peaks Wilderness area, which includes over 270,000 acres and stretches from the […]

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The Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest UMP will establish public access to the Boreas Ponds New trails will also access the High Peaks and Hudson River State agencies have released a new draft amendment to the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest area, which stretches across the central Adirondack Park, from North […]

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This summer, Protect the Adirondacks is organizing a team to hike trails and camp deep in the Forest Preserve throughout the Adirondacks and spend their days monitoring trail conditions, documenting motor vehicle trespasses and impacts, and monitoring overuse. We’re seeking three individuals to work this summer to canvas the Forest Preserve to report on and […]

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A Total Disgrace: oil tankers have arrived in the Adirondack Park and are stored on track in the Forest Preserve 28 Oil Tanker rail cars were transported through Saratoga and Warren counties on October 16th and are stored on rail line along the Boreas River in the Town of Minerva in Essex County Where is […]

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Vote Yes on Proposal 3 on November 7, 2017 to amend Article 14, the forever wild provision of the NYS Constitution, to create a new “Health and Safety Land Account” to help local communities with highway and utilities maintenance. Protect the Adirondacks urges New Yorkers to VOTE YES on Proposal 3, which amends Article XIV of the […]

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A new plan has emerged from the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, an arm of Iowa Pacific Railway Company, to store hundreds of old, dilapidated railroad cars, supposedly mostly boxcars, on siding track and unused rail lines in Warren and Essex Counties. These rail cars would be stored “indefinitely” on these rail lines. Saratoga & […]

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Weller Pond is part of the Saranac Lakes system. It is connected with a navigable channel from Middle Saranac Lake that leads to Weller Pond and Little Weller Pond. It’s a remote corner of what is a heavily used lake system with heavy motorboat use. A motorless Weller Pond would provide a refuge from heavy […]

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Vote NO on Proposal 1 on Election Day November 7, 2017 Protect the Adirondacks is opposing Proposal 1 on the New York State ballot on November 7, 2017 on whether or not to hold a Constitutional Convention. This is a question that is asked of New York State voters every 20 years. There has not […]

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The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program (ALAP) celebrates its 20th season this year monitoring the water quality of dozens of lakes and ponds across the Adirondacks. ALAP is a partnership between Protect the Adirondacks and the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College. The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program (ALAP) was started in 1998 with three objectives: […]

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