The Irish American Heritage Museum hosts Brad Edmondson-A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks on July 26 at 7:00 PM via Zoom.
A Wild Idea shares the complete story of the difficult birth of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The Adirondack region of New York’s rural North Country forms the nation’s largest State Park, with a territory as large as Vermont. A Wild Idea is based on in-depth interviews with five dozen insiders who are central to the story. Their observations contain many surprising and shocking revelations. This is a rich, exciting narrative about state power and how it was imposed on rural residents. It shows how the Adirondacks were “saved,” and also why that campaign sparked a passionate rebellion.
Brad Edmondson is an independent journalist in Ithaca. He is the author of Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerrys, and President of The Cornell Daily Sun.