Adirondack Council Communications Director John Sheehan visits environmental science class
Oct. 27, 2011
On Wednesday Oct. 26 Mr. John Sheehan from
the Adirondack Council was a guest speaker in Mr. Cea’s Environmental
Science course. Mr. Sheehan talked to the students about conserving open
space in the Adirondacks. Topics Mr. Sheehan discussed with the class
included the historical aspect of the mountain range as well as the very
real issues that face the “North Country” such as creating jobs while at
the same time providing key services and keeping taxes low so longtime
residents don’t have to abandon their homes.
The main focus of the discussion was on the environment and the best ways to protect it. Hunting, fishing, canoeing and camping as well as other tourist interests are an important part of Adirondack communities and their economy.
It was suggested that recent events such as the installation of cell towers play a significant role in bringing businesses to the Adirondacks without ruining one of the largest (over 6 million acres) pristine wilderness areas on the east coast – an area that has been protected by the “Forever Wild” clause of New York’s constitution since 1884.
For more history and other significant information about the Adirondacks, including joining a mailing list, check out the Adirondack Council’s website.