Where once there was a slope of shorn grass that enticed Canada geese and little else, there is now a thriving pollinator habitat, including rain gardens and bluebird nesting sites, flanking the Upper Saranac Lake Back Bay boat launch.
Thanks to the generosity of foundation funders Adirondack Foundation and Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and hundreds of individual donors, we delivered over 2,300 Emergency Food Packages (about 35,500 meals) to local households in need, with 2,000 more on the way before October. What happens next?
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Over the next few years, the negative financial impact from the COVID virus could result in a positive effect on the ADK’s smallest and most venerable wildlife—pollinators. As NY State, County and Town budgets look to make cuts, the reduction or elimination of roadside mowing programs can yield budget savings while increasing pollinator habitat.
Kelsey Bennett, AdkAction’s 2020 Road Salt Fellow from Colgate University examines recent economic research showing how road salt is costing governments and taxpayers billions in damages to bridges and vehicles; industry losses; and ecosystem service failures.
The following excerpt is from an Adirondack Daily Enterprise article: More than two dozen low-income and elderly households that might have been facing food insecurity because of the COVID-19 coronavirus…