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.
AdkAction’s second annual “Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival” took place entirely online this year due to COVID restrictions. Although finalists were unable to walk the red carpet and debut their films on the Wild Center’s theater screen, their work was enjoyed and voted on by 224 viewers in the Adirondack region and beyond.
Local Community Solar Project to Create 10 Acres of Pollinator Habitat Saranac Lake residents will soon have a local source of clean energy for the