Adirondacks news, conservation easement for Ralph Waldo Emerson's historic philosophers camp and other lands

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Ear Drum

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Feb 21, 2023
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South Glastonbury CT
Heard a short story about this on our local NPR the other day:

"Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a historic agreement with The Nature Conservancy to permanently protect more than 14,600 acres of ecologically rare and culturally significant natural resources in the Adirondacks through two conservation easements and a research consortium initiative with New York State. This collaboration will provide new public recreational access in the Raquette River corridor and establish a first-of-its-kind freshwater research preserve to advance shared knowledge of freshwater ecosystems. The agreement permanently protects the Follensby Pond watershed and habitat that is situated in Haudenosaunee and Abenaki homelands and served as the base of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ‘Philosophers’ Camp.’"