Thursday, April 20, 2023

Reporting with impact on environmental issues

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Every day the Adirondack Explorer’s reporting focuses on Earth Day values: The importance of fresh air, clean water, wild forests. And ensuring everyone has access to those essentials. As well as how to strike the balance between human communities and the natural world.

In the Adirondack Park, those issues are front and center. The region serves as a world-class example of the importance of protecting our natural assets. Founded 25 years ago, Adirondack Explorer has served as a “voice of the park.” Since then, we’ve dived deep into reporting on the environment, recreation and human communities. As well as the tensions that can arise in this unique blend of private and public land.

Here’s a look at our team and some of their recent work, published daily on the Explorer website, that embodies “Earth Day, Every Day.” (And if you like what you’re reading, will you show your support with a donation this Earth Day?)

  • Environmental policy reporter Gwendolyn Craig keeps up with rules and regulations affecting the park. The Adirondack Park Agency got $29M for a new headquarters and is eyeing an old building in Saranac Lake.

You’ve likely seen these reporters’ regular posts on the Almanack. (Click here to sign up for their weekly email updates)

In honor of Earth Day (and the Explorer’s 25th anniversary!) you can help grow this Adirondack-focused, environmental journalism by making a gift today. We are looking to reach 25 new donors before midnight April 22!

And a bonus: Make a gift of $60 or more–or sign up to give monthly–and you’ll receive our brand-new commemorative 25th anniversary hat. Get started here!

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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.


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