2015 Year End CampaignThree Seasons at Heart LakeSummit Steward CampaignTrails CampaignWilderness Legal Defense FundGreen InitiativesFriends of Steve Frauenthal Memorial
2015 Year End Campaign
2016 is the year when ADK will do more to protect recreational water than any other year in our recent history. We will raise our voices for the inclusion of the incomparable Boreas Ponds Tract as part of the High Peaks Wilderness area, legally protected from motorboat and float plane use. We will go to the state's highest court to protect our landmark victory in the Moose River case, ensuring that a waterway's suitability for canoeing and kayaking establishes it as navigable for use by the public. We will build on the successful launch of two exciting ADK programs so that we are protecting more lakes and ponds from invasive species and turning more teens on to careers in aquatic conservation. What we accomplish, together, in 2016 will impact all New Yorkers for generations to come.
Three Seasons at Heart Lake - Education Campaign
If you agree that ADK needs to reach the next generation and that students need time in nature, then please make your gift today. If you have ever wondered how kids today can live near New York State's remarkable wild forest preserves and not know an eft from an elbow, then join us as we introduce them to the gift the state's forebears left for us all. Soon the wild waters and lands will be theirs to protect. Your gift today means 300 children will be better prepared for this responsibility.
Summit Steward Campaign
Donors who support the Summit Stewards are helping protect twenty-seven of New York's rare, threatened and endangered alpine plant species, an important component in fulfilling our Stewardship Mission.
Summit Stewards work atop Mt. Marcy and Algonquin every day of the week, five months of the year, and are positioned on seven other peaks throughout the season. You might find them standing at the top, above the clouds, watching the sunset. Summit stewarding is hard, sometimes dangerous work, sweetened by beautiful vistas. Although they may be wet, cold, tired and talked-out, they will still say hello to you and engage you in conversation, hoping you will ask a question or want to listen as they interpret for you.
ADK is a major partner with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to construct and maintain many of the hiking trails throughout the NYS Forest Preserve
. Since 1922, ADK has been in the business of building trails on public lands so that anyone would be able to access some of the most remote, most wild and most beautiful lands and waterways in the state. Professional and volunteer trails crews spend long hours doing hard physical work to ensure that the hiking, biking and paddling communities have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our crews are trained in the art of trail building to ensure that trails will last while making the least impact on the natural resources. Tools, materials, and equipment must be purchased each year to be able to complete the projects each season. New York State supports only 75 percent of the work ADK performs on the Forest Preserve lands. Your help is needed to fully-fund all of the work these trail crews do AND purchase the equipment and gear necessary to complete the projects.
Wilderness Legal Defense Fund (WLDF)
The ADK Wilderness Legal Defense Fund was established to ensure that the Adirondack Mountain Club is able to pursue legal actions in a timely manner to protect our precious natural resources. ADK’s victory over Lows Lake wilderness classification was a result of such necessary legal action. Legal battles are expensive and often take a long period of time. This fund readies ADK to take legal action, if and when necessary. ADK Wilderness Legal Defense Fund is being managed by Adirondack Foundation (previously Adirondack Community Trust).
"Green Initiatives" Campaign
As seen in the March-April 2015 issue of Adirondac, this brand new campaign will help "green up" our own ADK facilities by making them more energy efficient, and reducing ADK's carbon footprint. If you would like to help ADK "walk the green walk," making our operations more sustainable, please consider making a donation to this campaign.
Friends of Steve "Frau" Frauenthal Memorial
The Adirondack Mountain Club will establish an interpretive trail at Johns Brook Lodge, Grace Camp and Camp Peggy O'Brien. The displays will contain elements of comprehensive information for hikers, campers and climbers about the surrounding trails, streams, peaks, climate, geology, geography, environment, history, flora and fauna of the Johns Brook Valley -- places very dear to Steve. This appeal to establish the lasting "Memorial to Frau at ADK" is in addition to Frau's desires for ongoing support to Chief's Memorial Campership Fund, as well as the Helene Fuld College of Nursing and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. We hope that you will join us in making a contribution to the fund for Frau at ADK. >>Read More
Please mail your check drawn to "Memorial to Frau at the ADK" to Catherine Forbes, ADK Development Director, 814 Goggins Road, Lake George, NY 12845 or contact her at 518-668-4457 ext. 23 and firstname.lastname@example.org. She can assist you with credit card donations and answer any questions. ADK is a 501c(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
Contact Development Director Catherine Forbes at 800-395-8080 Ext. 23 or Catherine@adk.org for more information on charitable giving to the Adirondack Mountain Club, Inc.
Adirondack Mountain Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.