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Join AdkAction and Paul Smith's College Adirondack Watershed Institute for a free public forum for anyone interested in learning about the extent and magnitude of road salt contamination in Adirondack groundwater. The presentation will be focused on a newly-completed scientific study of Adirondack private wells that receive runoff from the paved road network.
Registration preferred but not required.
Many pollinator species have suffered serious declines in recent years. It’s a serious problem for all of us since pollinators are responsible for the pollination of 80% of all flowering plants, and at least 30% of the food that we eat. Unfortunately, most of our landscapes offer little in the way of appropriate habitat and forage. With simple strategies, you can attract and support not just bees, but an array of pollinators that have different requirements. Learn how to create a Pollinator Victory Garden to help win the war on pollinator decline.
AdkAction presents the 2nd annual Keeseville Plein Air Festival. The festival is designed to support artists and benefit local community revitalization efforts. Keeseville is a beautiful hamlet with flowing rivers, the world famous AuSable Chasm, historic architecture, picturesque small farms, and more. We invite artists from the Adirondacks and far away to join us to capture the beauty during the 4 day festival.
Day 1: "Introduction to Plein Air Painting Approach" with the 2017 Keeseville Plein Air Festival winner, Kari Ganoung-Ruiz in the morning with community tours to help artists get inspired in the afternoon and early evening.
Day 2: Paint the Water: Artists are encouraged to paint the breathtaking AuSable Chasm or the calmer waters of the AuSable river that run through the town. Scenes from Lake Champlain and Augur Lake are also encouraged.
Day 3: Paint the Town: Paint the beautiful historic architecture in Keeseville. Focus on the unique stone buildings, one of the 3 historic bridges, or one of the incredible homes downtown.
Bonus: "Better Days." Artists are encouraged to paint scenes of anything human-built that has "seen better days." In seeing structures crumble, we can often also find the beauty of nature and the potential for rebirth. A portion of proceeds from the "Better Days" paintings will go directly to supporting community revitalization.
Day 4: Pain the Farms: Keeseville is home to several magnificent small farms. Artists are encouraged to paint the pastures, animals, and equipment that make these places so alive.
Special Preview Party: The evening of the 4th day will feature a special preview party, providing the public with a first look at all of the paintings created during the festival. Wine and local cheeses will be available for this very fun event.
Day 5: Show and Sale: AdkAction staff and volunteers will be on site to man the Show and Sale from 10am to 3pm. Artists can come down to the gallery to speak with patrons or spend the day painting whatever they choose and enjoying the community.
Join me June 20th in Keeseville New York for an introduction to my Plein Air Painting Approach!
This is part of the 2018 Keeseville Plein Air Festival, located in the majestic Adirondack Mountains of New York State
-This is a 3 hour class, starting at 8am. Cost is $50
-We will be painting in oils for this class. Must be comfortable with painting in oils to get the most out of the instruction!
-We will cover my approach to finding a subject, the compositional sketch, and how I block in a painting
-There will be a brief demo and then approximately 2 hours of guided painting time.
Our location is 1719 Block Gallery in historic Keeseville, NY. Be prepared to head outside in nice weather.
Join the board and staff of AdkAction in celebrating another year of creating projects that address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the character of the Adirondacks. Hors d'oeuvres and beer and wine will be available while AdkAction members and friends bid on a great selection of silent auction items.
Monarchs, like many other organisms, face contemporary challenges of a rapidly changing climate. Their capacity to cope with the challenges of altered temperature and precipitation patterns, and increasingly frequent extreme weather events, remains uncertain. We will explore the direct effects of climate on monarch development, reproduction, and lifespan. Climate can also affect monarchs indirectly, by altering the habitats and plant species on which they depend, or the distribution and abundance of their predators and parasites. We will use the outputs from several climate models to understand how these direct and indirect inputs might affect monarch migration and abundance in the future. Finally, we will explore the implications of the fact that climate change is occurring in concert with other environmental change, and the more hopeful fact that monarchs are very resilient insects.
Our 2018 benefit dinner will take place on Thursday, August 23rd from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Join us for a locally-pollinated 4-course meal in a blissful setting at Moonstone Farm and Forest. Celebrate the vibrant colors, flavors, and smells of locally pollinated flowers and food with great company. You are welcome to dress in casual attire. Tickets are $100.
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