"I wish he would have gone to Borneo to save the mosquito," McCulley told the paper. "Lake George isn't far enough."
But others were more generous in their assessment of Bauers contributions.
"We are happy to see he's (Bauer) not leaving the park and happy that the Fund for Lake George is going to have a new leader. Adirondack Council spokesman John Sheehan told the Press-Republican. We hope the RCPA has an easy time finding a new executive director. As organizations, we've gotten along pretty well."
Bauer said the things accomplished during his tenure with the RCPA were intended to help the environment and help the rural communities in the park.
There are many challenges ahead, he added, and Im confident that the RCPA will continue to have a leading role in confronting these issues and bringing the voices of park residents who demand stronger environmental protections to the front of the public debate.
The RCPA Board of Directors has begun its search for a new Executive Director.
The RCPA Board is working hard to manage this transition, Hornbeck said. We have a solid foundation and are bound together by our fierce devotion to the Adirondack Park and our commitment to see it protected.
Bauer starts his tenure with the Fund for Lake George in October.