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. Nathan says

    There should be dipping stations where boat/trailer/vehicle drive through building with a pool of sanitizer before and after leaving each lake. manditory before launching boats, support with something like $1-2 fee. canoes get sprayed with pressure wand. it would do so much to protect our water ways. the cost of dip is way cheaper then millions and/or billions trying to remove an invasive once established or the economic losses created.

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