About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen is an award-winning journalist covering environmental policy for the Explorer since January 2020. She also takes photos and videos for the Explorer's magazine and website. She is a current member of the Legislative Correspondents Association of New York. Gwen has worked at various news outlets since 2015. Prior to moving to upstate New York, she worked for a D.C. Metro-area public relations firm, producing digital content for clients including the World Health Organization, the Low Income Investment Fund and Rights and Resources Initiative. She has a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, from the University of Connecticut. Gwen is also a part-time figure skating coach. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. Sign up for Gwen’s newsletter here.

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  1. Joan Grabe says

    It is sickening that individuals such as these two feel that rules and regulations do not apply to them and that they can ignore them with impunity. Only financial penalties seem to deter them and only after they ignore them. Who needs them and their dodgy enterprise ?

    • Michael McHale says

      And they’ll probably get off the hook by paying the minimum… they should be forced to pay the 1.5 million. I’m sure that they made twice that…. sad.

  2. Rob Gerlach says


    I appreciate your article on the Hudson Valley Retreat violations. These kind of abuses need to be spotlighted and publicized. I hope you do a follow up in the Explorer regarding resolution. Great job!
    Rob Gerlach
    Wilmington, NC

  3. Dana says

    My biggest concern is that a neighbor had to file a complaint to get the attention of the APA. No other watchdogs?

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