"Peter Paine was an original and the longest-serving member of the NYS Adirondack Park Agency (1971-1995), Peter Paine was principal draftsman of the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act and of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. He fought for Wilderness designations and for sound planning guidelines for the entire Adirondack Forest Preserve. Peter conceived of and embraced the master planís unifying theme: that the protection and preservation of the natural resources of these state lands is paramount.Blah, Blah, Blah."
BACK AROUND 1994, PETER FOUGHT TO HAVE VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE SIGNS IN WILMINGTON REMOVED BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T FIT IN WITH HIS CONCEPTION OF THE ADIRONDACK PARK. THE CITIZENS OF WILMINGTON WERE IN AN UPROAR! MOUNTAIN AL'S ANSWER TO PETER WAS IN THE FORM OF THIS BURMA-SHAVE STYLE SIGNAGE. PETER WAS OBVIOUSLY AMUSED AS HE ASKED FOR THE ORIGINAL OF THIS CARTOON WHEN HE LEFT THE APA IN 1995. PETER MAY HAVE BEEN A PAIN IN THE ASPLINS BUT, WITH HIS DEPARTURE, MOUNTAIN AL LOST A WORTHY TARGET FOR HIS SARCASTIC BARBS.