Saturday, November 20, 2021

Taking our reporting to new heights

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At the Adirondack Explorer (which runs the Adirondack Almanack), we’re committed to producing fact-based, watchdog journalism in the public interest. We gather facts and dig deep in the pursuit of truth about what’s happening in our beloved Adirondack Park–in the forests, waters and in our communities.

Our watchdog reporting keeps readers like you on top of the issues that matter most, like clean water. Just this past week, our newest reporter, Zach Matson, revealed that another harmful algal bloom was found on Lake George in October, though the information wasn’t shared widely with the public at the time.

Zach has also been following plans to regulate septic systems on Lake George, efforts to keep invasive species out of our lakes and communities’ struggles with road salt pollution. Without the generosity of our readers, these stories never would have been told. And in today’s climate of misinformation we can’t afford to let things like this fall through the cracks.

We’re also a nonprofit.

That means we depend on the support of readers like you to keep us going.

Can we count on you to help power this essential Adirondack journalism?

Give now at

If you trust our journalism and our mission to report on the land, water, and communities of the Adirondacks, please help us reach $110,000.  Thanks to our board members and the Cloudsplitter Foundation for kicking off our campaign by offering to match all donations for a total of $55,000.

Now through December 31 a gift to the Adirondack Explorer will be matched 12 times for a monthly pledge or double your one-time gift. This matching gift challenge is part of NewsMatch, an industry-wide movement to sustain journalism through fundraising campaigns such as this one.

This is a rare opportunity to maximize your investment in journalism that has a lasting impact.

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Adirondack Explorer’s publisher, Tracy Ormsbee is conducting an interview on the top of Mount Marcy in this photo by Mike Lynch from a few years ago. Thanks to the support of our readers, we are taking our reporting to new heights!  Join our community of people who care about independent, nonprofit news for the Adirondack region.

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.


One Response

  1. Keith says:

    “fact- based, watchdog journalism”
    I am hopeful that The Explorer is not beholding to the wealthy, large, Adirondack landowners.
    My story on the Livingston Lake Club in Day, NY is so incredible that it must be told.
    Who does The Explorer truly represent?

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