The Adirondack Park is home to more than 3,000 lakes, 8,000 ponds, and over 30,000 miles of rivers and streams. Healthy water in the Adirondacks is essential to residents and visitors of the Park and the people and economy of the entire state. The introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) to water in the Adirondacks threatens biodiversity, clean water, and jobs. Boat stewards around the Park, including the Adirondack Watershed Institute and the Lake Champlain Alliance, are working hand in hand to protect Adirondack ecosystems. .......Read more.