Big Strides at Coon Mountain

Big Strides at Coon Mountain

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and the Land Trust Alliance announced that the NY Conservation Partnership Program has awarded the Adirondack Land Trust $23,535 to improve trails at Coon Mountain Preserve. The grant was made possible by matching funds from the Fields Pond Foundation and Ellen Lea Paine MemorialNature Fund, plus gifts from 21 generous friends.

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AGC Turns 90

LAKE PLACID — The Essex County Adirondack Garden Club was founded the same year Georgia O’Keeffe painted "Calla Lilies with Red Anemone."

After 90 years of green thumbing, the Adirondack Garden Club, its name today, remains a sphere where novices and Master Gardeners can share their passion, ideas and camaraderie.

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AGC Goes to DC

Every year, the Garden Club of America National Affairs and Legislative Committee holds a conference for delegates from the various clubs to attend advocacy training in Washington, D.C. Two members, Lyn Flyn and Meredith Hanna, from the Adirondack Garden Club, attended this training. 

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Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund

The Adirondack Garden Club Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund was established in 2005 to give financial assistance to individuals and not-for-profit organizations – including schools – involved in programs whose purpose is to study, protect and enjoy the natural environment within the Adirondack Park.  The maximum amount per grant is $1500.

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Plants in Stores May Have a Bad Insecticide

The Adirondack Garden Club wishes to draw to your attention the dangers of neonicotinoids in many seeds and plants sold at home-improvement stores, malls, hardware stores, outlets, nurseries and whereever you find seeds and plants for sale. These insecticides persist in plants and soil long after their application; indeed, they have been found in woody plants up to six years later. In addition, the pollen and nectar of treated plants may contain “neonic” residues — sometimes at lethal levels.

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