FRACKING and ADK – August 11th

 

LAKE PLACID, N.Y.– Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is presenting a special program, “Hydrofracking in New York”.  Hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, commonly known as fracking, is a technique used to release petroleum, natural gas or other substances from the ground. In recent years this technique has come under fire because of concerns of its possible negative environmental impacts and human health effects. Neil Woodworth, Adirondack Mountain Club’s executive director, will discuss what hydrofracking is, its potential impacts on the environment and legislation concerning this topic. This special ADK presentation will be held on Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m. at ADK’s  HighPeaksInformationCenter, located atHeartLake inLake Placid. This presentation is free and open to the public.

 ADK’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series offers presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation,Adirondackhistory, art and music.

 The Adirondack Mountain Club, founded in 1922, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the New York State Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters through conservation and advocacy, environmental education, responsible recreation and stewardship.

 For more information about our programs, directions or questions about membership, contact ADK North Country office in Lake Placidat (518) 523-3441 or visit our website at www.adk.org.

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