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GREEN HIGHWAYS INITIATIVE

A June 10, 2013 article in Yale e360 explains the philosophy and practicality of green highways.  Read it, print copies and mail them to your local, county, and state highway departmentsas well as the office of your Congressman and Senators, with a short note of support.

Each Spring, AdkAction.org writes a letter to every highway superintendent in the Adirondack Park asking them to avoid roadside mowing from July 1 to mid-September to provide Monarchs the best chance of survival during their crucial reproductive weeks. Many departments have responded positively. For those concerned that roadside mowing will result in increased accidents, please see the report entitled "The effect of reduced roadside mowing on the rate of deer-vehicle collisions." There was no correlation between roadside mowing and the number of accidents.


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