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Adirondack Explorer

September, 2017

5 Fun Facts about Jen Kretser

She is an artist—a printmaker—and serves on the board of BluSeed Studios. Her art is about climate change, which species are vulnerable to changes in temperatures and flooding. She has traveled extensively in Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, and India—exploring parks and meeting people. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in wildlife ecology and art from Cornell University and a master’s in environmental science and education from Antioch University. Before her work with the Wild Center, Kretser was director of education for the Adirondack Mountain Club for seven years. Her younger sister, Heidi, also returned to the Adirondacks >>More

September, 2017

Norman Ridge: A favorite Adirondack spot for Jen Kretser

Jen Kretser, from Vermontville, is an example of an Adirondacker who traveled the world and then returned to the place that inspires her. “It gives me the strength to do the work that needs to be done and the work I want to do,” she said. The blueberry-laden field she took us to at Norman Ridge is behind her childhood home, where her parents still live. It has awesome mountain panoramas, and the trail leads to a lean-to built by her father where family and friends congregate for campfires. “I grew up here running around catching snakes and building forts,” >>More

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