Hundreds of people attended the climate strike rally in Saranac Lake Friday at Riverside Park.
“We need more action and less talk,” 15-year-old Astrid Livesey said. “That is why we are here, and that is what we demand.”
Eastern monarch populations have decreased by at least 80 percent in the past two decades, according to Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. The Western monarch, which migrates only on the coast of California, has declined by 99 percent. The entire North American population is currently under review to be placed under the Endangered Species Act.
On Friday, Sept. 20, adults are being called on to join schoolchildren who have been skipping class on Fridays to protest a lack of action to stop climate change.
Landowners noticed how a large pool on their property known as the Culvert Pool—a spot where the Big Brown Brook enters the Ausable River—was getting shallower as a result of sediment buildup at the pool’s bottom.
The Adirondack Council wants New York to increase its $300 million Environmental Protection Fund, rebuild conservation agency staffs, and build the trails and trailhead amenities to better handle surging crowds.
Boaters who are still on the lake after the gates have been closed will have access to a call box that will connect them with DEC emergency dispatch for instructions on opening the gate.
Above is a photo gallery with images of Bill McKibben’s talk about climate change that took place at The Wild Center Wednesday night. The event was organized by the Explorer.
The Adirondack Explorer presented Climate Action: What We Can do to Protect the Future with Bill McKibben. The sold out event, which featured discussions with McKibben and The Wild Center’s Stephanie Ratcliffe, can be watched here.
Concerns of overuse on Lower Saranac are being raised following completion of a bigger state boat launch at Second Pond and the proposed expansion of the Saranac Lake Marina. By a circuitous route, motorboats can also access Lower Saranac from as far away as the marinas on Lake Flower in the Village of Saranac Lake, not to mention from a number of private camps.