Friday, July 21, 2017

A Look Inside New Adirondack Loon Center

Carved loon at newly opened Adirondack Center for Loon ConservationThe Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation began in 1998 and was run out of Executive Director Nina Schoch’s residence before moving in with Adirondack Hamlets to Huts in 2016. In April, the organization received its non-profit status and a new location for its center at 15 Broadway in Saranac Lake.

The new space will accommodate its growth – triple the number of full-time workers – and plans to expand education offerings. Here’s a look inside:

Merchandise display in the newly opened Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation in Saranac Lake  Merchandise in the newly opened Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation in Saranac Lake Loon-wear at the newly opened Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation Local artwork for sale at the newly opened Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation mugs for sale at newly opened Adirondack Center for loon Conservation Glassware for sale at Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation rubber loon plush loon Loon hot pad at Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation Education area in the newly opened Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation Nina Schoch, executive director for the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

Read more about the program here.

From top left: The merchandise display at the newly opened Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, 15 Broadway in Saranac Lake; A carved loon; carved loon and loon sachets; loon-wear; paintings by local artist are for sale; mugs; loon glassware; rubber loon; plush loon; loon hot pad; the education area in progress; Executive Director Nina Schoch with displays she plans to redesign to be museum-quality and interactive. Photos by Autum Rock and Tracy Ormsbee.


Autumn Rock

Autumn Rock, a native of Mooers Forks, is a communications major at Paul Smith's College. Her interests include hunting, fishing, and kayaking.




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  1. Chris says:

    That seems like such a great initiative to focus on an iconic symbol of wilderness! Wonderful to see how one person made it happen and to watch it progress.

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