Protect the Boreas Ponds2015 Year End CampaignThree Seasons at Heart LakeSummit Steward CampaignTrails CampaignWilderness Legal Defense Fund
Protect the Boreas Ponds
Your generous gift to ADK provides the tools we need to have the Boreas Ponds Tract classified as "wilderness”, which will protect this land from motorized uses. The Boreas Ponds Tract is 22,000 acres of prime wilderness land. This could be the last land holding of this size available to add to the High Peaks Wilderness in our lifetime. ADK is proudly partnering with the BeWildNY campaign and asks that you make a gift today and learn more about the BeWildNY campaign.
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’s trails crews are the premiere trail maintenance infrastructure in New York State. The professional trail crew, the ‘trail engineers’, are essentially, the ‘muscle’ of the program; fulfilling physically and mentally demanding jobs in the trails program. No other non-profit in NYS completes more trail work than ADK. The men and women of ADK’s trail programs are dedicated, committed to honing their craft and preserving the integrity of trail maintenance. Quality, pride and workmanship are the keystones of all of ADK’s trails endeavors. None of this would be possible without your support. Professional and supervised trail crews construct and maintain hiking trails throughout New York State’s Forest Preserve. As the major partner of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC), ADK provides access to the some of the most remote, wild and beautiful lands and waters this state has to offer. Preservation, protection, and responsible use are paramount to trail-building and maintenance.
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).
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.