Adirondack Watershed Institute
The Adirondack Park is about water: in 1885, the state created the Adirondack Forest Preserve to protect the watersheds
that fed the Empire State's extensive canals.
That legacy continues today at Paul Smith's, where the researchers and partners of our Adirondack Watershed Institute are
devoted to studying and protecting the waters and surrounding environs of the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. That duty may
involve combing miles of shoreline seeking invasive species. Or it could just mean working one-on-one with a concerned
resident who wants to do right by the environment. In addition to faculty and staff, college students play a major role
in the institute's operations, serving as water-quality stewards at area lakes and participating in the research that helps
strengthen those waterways.
Contact: Dan Kelting