OUR PROJECTS

 

Across our 90-year history, we have tackled numerous projects -- here are a few highlights:

  • Researched, wrote, and published 3 books - River Study, Food, Flowers and Fireworks and From Lakes to Lichen

  • Restored, maintained and planted the public Colonial Garden at the Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown for 46 years

  • Protected against environmentally invasive garden plantings with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program through public education.

  • Published "Plant-wise" brochure to eliminate invasive species, for dissemination to the public, and to professional plant nurseries

  • Organized five conservation partners in the Adirondacks to present a Farmer's Market educational gathering called "Dig It"

  • Identified outstanding area gardens for research and documentation for a national Garden Club of America directory

  • Established a Nature Fund for financial assistance for students, teachers, and organizations for environmental conservation

  • Awarded our logo to gas stations and wayside stands meeting our scenic standards back when the region was developing

  • Fought against a light atop Whiteface Mountain and prevented the carving of a governor’s likeness on another

  • Stopped aerial spraying for black flies, instead encouraging Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis)

  • Spearheaded GCA Zone III (New York State ) Acid Rain Resolution

  • Sponsored the development of thirteen town garden clubs in the Adirondack region