Stewards help prepare visitors for the trail, said Zoe Smith, deputy director of the Adirondack Watershed Institute. They are available during peak hiking times to answer any questions people have about the length and strenuousness of hikes,
Adirondack Watershed Institute
The stewardship program began in 1999 when property owners around the St. Regis lakes raised concerns about protecting their lake chain. Through their private donations, Paul Smith’s began hiring boat stewards for inspecting boats as they entered those waters
Zoe Smith, formerly the AWS program’s director, is now deputy director at the college’s Adirondack Watershed Institute. Former AWS science director Michale Glennon joins the institute and retains the same title there.
Lake Placid has three times more parking asphalt than state roadways, compounding salt pollution from snowplow operations.
By Michael Virtanen LAKE GEORGE _ Public works trucks now dump almost 193,000 tons of salt on highways and local roads annually in the Adirondacks, which eventually join runoff into the region’s waterways, according to the Paul Smith’s College professor who’s researching it. Daniel Kelting, also executive director of the Adirondack Watershed Institute, said the […]