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Stewards work to keep Adirondacks healthy

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High Peaks Summit Steward Seth Jones looks out over the Adirondacks from atop Algonquin Mountain.
High Peaks Summit Steward Seth Jones looks out over the Adirondacks from atop Algonquin Mountain.
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Watershed expert Eric Holmlund likens the health of the Adirondacks to that of a human body. “Are you going to buy the gym membership?” he asked, “Or are you going to wait for the heart attack?” The simile, he said, works particularly well when applied to the various invasive species working their way through Adirondack lakes. Holmlund runs the Watershed Stewardship Program at Paul Smith’s College, one of a number of programs sending fresh-faced college ...


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