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. Boreas says

    Stan Dec is no Betty Little. At least Betty recognized the need for environmental protection in our area. Dec seems to be posturing to appeal to Washington more than serving the North Country. Wetlands need protection and funding Stan, whether the process is complicated or not. Change the process, not the funding.

  2. Fed Up says

    So there’s a grand total of $8,000,000 for all of this: “to fund trail maintenance and building work as well as to expand educational outreach on preparedness, safety, Leave No Trace education, inclusivity at frontcountry campgrounds and backcountry summits, and recreation infrastructure in Park Towns and Villages. This funding would also ensure that there are adequate temporary public bathroom facilities at trailheads and parking lots.”

    And there’s $29,000,000 for a new APA building. What’s wrong with the current building, and why can’t it be fixed or upgraded for less than $29,000,000? It’s nice to know where the priorities lay.

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