Sierra Club president will address Conference on the Adirondacks

Aaron Mair (Photo provided by the Sierra Club)

LAKE PLACID — Aaron Mair, president of the Sierra Club, will be the keynote speaker at the 24th annual Conference on the Adirondacks, organized by the Adirondack Research Consortium.

Mair will present his vision for a Veterans Memorial Trail from Fort Drum to the Adirondacks, as well as other topics.

This day-and-a-half event will take place May 24 and 25 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid and will also feature presentations on the Adirondack Atlas Project, the New York State Clean Water Infrastructure Program, “Gathering Places in the Adirondacks” and an “Ecological Tools” presentation by Jerry Jenkins of the Wildlife Conservation Society. Mark Lynch, president of NYSEG (New York State Electric and Gas Corporation), will discuss his company’s plans in the Adirondacks, and longtime Adirondack scientist Ray Curran will be presented with the 2017 Elizabeth Thorndike Adirondack Achievement Award.

Registration is required. For more information or to RSVP, visit or call 518-327-6276.