About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

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  1. Garth LaPointe says

    There have been recent reports about wooly adelgid on Maine beaches staining people’s feet. This past week a brown scum appeared on a near by pond used as a swimming hole. The scum left a brown stain on swimmers. Is this time of year for the life cycle of the wooly adelgid to get blown out of the Hemlocks into the water?

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