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Adirondack Research Consortium is pleased to announce that two college seniors
have been selected to receive the 2019 Rick Morse Award.This $500 Award is given annually to students that share Rick’s passion for environmental policy, music, and/or outdoor
activities in the Adirondacks. The Awards will be presented at the 16thAnnual Conference on the Adirondacks.
Gale is a
2019 graduate of Paul Smith’s College with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental
Science, and a dual minor of Botany and Chemistry. While at the College, she
enjoyed hiking, kayaking, and rock-climbing.She developed programs for fellow students on hiking, paddling, camping,
and rock climbing. She developed “The Art’s Program”, a program to connect
students to music, theatre, and the arts. Katherine has worked for the DEC
Environmental Camps and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program in education
and outreach positions. Katherine plans to pursue a master’s degree and a
career in education.
Kai Scarangella is an
Environmental Studies major, with a chemistry focus, at Hamilton College. At
Hamilton, she was the President of the Hamilton Environmental Action Group She
participated in Hamilton’s Adirondack Program and interned at the Adirondack
Watershed Institute and the Adirondack Mountain Club. She is an avid hiker and
aspiring 46er and has completed 27 of the High Peaks and plans to summit all 46
by spring 2020.As a Hamilton Outing
Club leader, she leads hiking and snowshoeing trips to the Adirondacks. Kai
plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Science focusing on public policy.
A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the recently
released report by Protect the Adirondacks on “Economic and Population Trends
from 1970-2010” at the 26th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.Participants are from top left clockwise: Ross Whaley, SUNY ESF, retired; Peter Bauer, Protect the Adirondacks; James McKenna, ROOST; Dr. AnthonyCollins, Clarkson University; Stanzi
Bliss, Adirondack Foundation; and, the Hon.
Dan Stec, NYS Assembly.