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. Curlymoe says

    Wear tick repellent clothing! Permithrin treated clothing like Insect Shield and others can be washed 70 times without losing it’s effectiveness. Even a pair of $10 socks you can tuck pants into will help; pants are even better. Well worth the investment if you enjoy the outdoors.

    • Worth Gretter says

      You are absolutely right about permethrin! It works far better than any of the alternatives.

      A lot of the info in this article seems to come from the NYS DOH, and they have a blind spot when it comes to permethrin. They even have a video with a Sawyer permethrin bottle in the picture, then they talk about repellants and never mention permethrin.

      And the DOH must be afraid of offending anyone, because they keep saying we should “consider” using repellant! What’s to consider? Should I “consider” wearing sunscreen?

      • Rob says

        They say you should “consider” using repellent. But when it came to that vaccine they forced it on us all.

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