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26 03, 2020

During COVID-19 pandemic hike locally in New York State; don’t travel to hike in the Adirondacks

2020-03-26T10:05:59-04:00March 26, 2020|

On Sunday evening, March 22, 2020, the State of New York began its official “pause” of most commercial and public activities in an attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19. Under the Governor’s executive order, [...]

9 03, 2020

An agenda to reform the management of the High Peaks Wilderness Area and associated adjacent Wilderness areas

2020-03-18T07:22:37-04:00March 9, 2020|

The 275,000-acre High Peaks Wilderness is New York’s premier wilderness area. The High Peaks Wilderness is the 3rd largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. Public use has rocketed in recent years due to [...]

28 02, 2020

State agencies act to facilitate unlimited public use in the High Peaks Wilderness and defer active management

2020-02-28T13:32:35-05:00February 28, 2020|

It seems pretty clear at this point that the state agencies that manage the High Peaks Wilderness Area, and adjacent Wilderness areas, are not interested in limiting public use. The state is investing in new [...]

15 02, 2020

Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day was a big success in advocating green protections

2020-03-09T07:22:28-04:00February 15, 2020|

A group shot of activists from across New York who came to Albany to lobby for stronger protections and state investment in the Adirondack Park. On Monday, February 10th, a coalition of Adirondack [...]

30 01, 2020

Protect the Adirondacks testified at state hearings and provided analysis on new 2020-21 New York State budget

2020-01-30T09:26:22-05:00January 30, 2020|

Protect the Adirondacks has reviewed Governor Cuomo’s draft 2020-2021 budget for the State of New York and provides the following comments.   Restore Mother Nature Bond Act The Governor proposes a new $3 billion bond [...]

28 01, 2020

New York State sees net drop in school enrollments 2011-2019

2020-01-30T09:18:27-05:00January 28, 2020|

Student enrollment in public schools is falling in every county in New York outside of New York City, except for one. School enrollments in 57 of New York’s 63 counties from Suffolk to Erie, Orange [...]

12 01, 2020

Join Us for the Adirondack Environmental Lobby Day on February 10th in Albany

2020-01-29T20:26:05-05:00January 12, 2020|

We need you to come and help lobby Legislators to defend and protect the Adirondack Park! Sign up to join in for Environmental Lobby Day, Monday February 10, 2020, at the State Capitol in Albany, NY. Come [...]

8 01, 2020

PROTECT Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Proposal for a $3 Billion Restore Mother Nature Bond Act

2020-01-11T08:22:57-05:00January 8, 2020|

Bond Act would fund land protection, habitat restoration, clean water projects, fishery protections, expand renewable energy resources, and protect wildlife habitat, among many other green projects Bond Act would be voted on in November 2020 [...]

2 01, 2020

Protect the Adirondacks lays out an ambitious 2020 agenda to meet key challenges facing the Adirondack Park

2020-02-06T22:03:06-05:00January 2, 2020|

Protect the Adirondacks has organized and is implementing a 2020 Agenda for the Adirondack Park that aims to expand protections of our environment while improving the quality of life and economy in local communities. This [...]

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