April 5th, 2019
Diane Fish, Deputy Director of the Adirondack Council, and Julia Goren ’01, Director of the Adirondack VISION Project, gave a Log Lunch talk on the Adirondack Park, NY–the largest park in the lower 48 U.S. states. This is the only park that has been constitutionally protected as “Forever Wild.” It is really difficult to change a state constitution–so the chances are high that this multifarious park will remain protected so generations of hikers, bikers, and campers can enjoy it.
The Council recently celebrated the launch of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, made possible by $250,000 from the NY state government. The High Peaks wilderness area, a huge tourist attraction, was recently expanded to 275,000 acres. Additionally, $53 million was allocated to wastewater treatment in Adirondack communities, which is particularly important in a region where people are so close to the land.
—Jane Tekin ’19