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.

Reader Interactions


  1. Mike says

    Who is going to pay for this ? And how and where does one get a certification for launching in another bother body of water ? Many unanswered questions when reading this article.

  2. william hill says

    More work for the woefully understaffed DEC to deal with. Too bad she didn’t sign in the hiring of another 100 rangers into the law.

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