ADK C.A.R.E.S. Recreation is right in the center.
That’s because everything ADK does centers around outdoor recreation. ADK believes the best way to get people to CARE about the public wild lands and waters that have been entrusted to us, is to provide people with the ability to recreate on them. People protect what they love.
ADK gets you to love the wild and to keep that "wild” in wilderness.
As 2012 comes to a close, help us move our 2013 advocacy agenda forward so that we will all be able to recreate in the wild for many years to come.
- ADK CARES about public access to recreation.
ADK works on our behalf to gain access to spectacular recreational opportunities such as the state’s recent purchase of the Finch Pruyn lands. Here, as with other acquisitions, classifications of these lands are key to how much access the public will have for recreational use, such as the glorious Essex Chain of Lakes pictured below.
ADK’s efforts will maximize the amount of Wilderness acreage
while providing reasonable canoe and kayak access to Boreas Ponds, the Essex Chain of Lakes and the Hudson River from Newcomb to North Creek.
- ADK CARES about protection of the public’s natural resources and health.
ADK will work to prevent the state from leasing gas rights on or under
our State Forests and Wildlife Management Areas from adjoining private forests and grasslands. ADK pledges to advocate for the greatest protection under the law to prevent high volume hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) on and/or under public lands.
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- ADK CARES about Adirondack lakes and waterways.
ADK will lobby DEC to get serious about prohibiting the transport of aquatic invasives by boats and trailers, supervision of boat launches and mandatory boat inspections. ADK will advocate for DEC to do a pilot program to test the effectiveness of boat washing stations.
- ADK CARES about wildlife.
ADK will work to formulate management plans that will promote an ecologically healthy, sustaining number of bobcat, fisher, pine marten and river otters.
Hunting season and trapping laws may be inadvertently endangering several species of wildlife known to inhabit the wildest areas of our state. ADK will work to ensure the protection of the populations of wildlife currently inhabiting wild areas.
- ADK CARES about open space protection.
Advocacy staff will spend much of its time lobbying for increases to the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). The EPF is the most important source of revenue for environmental projects in New York. It funds land acquisition, farm land preservation, toxic clean-ups and stewardship programs, like ADK’s Professional Trail Crew and Summit Steward Program.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of ANY size today, to keep all our programs going. We are counting on your year-end donation specifically to move forward ADK’s ambitious 2013 advocacy agenda. Please give any amount to help us protect our wild lands and waters for those who follow us to enjoy.
ADK CARES – We know you do too!
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