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Neil Woodworth to Become Chief Executive Officer, Then Move Into Advisory Role


As most ADK members have heard by now, ADK is continuing its organizational transformation with the decisions to promote Neil Woodworth to chief executive officer and hire a new executive director. This step was driven in part when Neil approached me and expressed a desire to spend more time with READ MORE

Support Summit Stewardship Program


ADK Summit Stewards just hit a major milestone—five hundred thousand hikers educated since 1989. Wow! In that time one million boots have been rerouted, twenty-seven fragile alpine species protected, seven alpine Adirondack peaks stewarded. But we can’t let our guard down now. More people than ever are visiting the peaks, READ MORE

ADK’s 2019 Calendar Showcases Fire Towers


“Fire towers enabled our forebears to literally see the forest through the trees, moving them to comprehend its vast scale, understand its importance, and dedicate themselves to its preservation.” — Wesley H. Haynes, historic preservationist   Lake George, NY—August 27, 2018—The 2019 edition of ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club)'s award-winning calendar, READ MORE

Stewardship Grant Furthers ADK High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Julia Goren Education Director 518-523-3480, ext. 19 summit@adk.org Lake Placid, NY — July 23, 2018 – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is pleased to be the recipient of a 2018 REI Foundation Stewardship Grant for the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program. The Summit Steward Program, a partnership READ MORE

The Mountaineer Supports Summit Stewardship atop High Peaks through Patagonia grant


Kayla White, ADK Summit Steward Coordinator, 518-523-3480 Vinny McClelland, The Mountaineer, 518-576-2281 Julia Goren, ADK Education Director, 518-523-3480   Keene Valley, NY – The Mountaineer, an iconic local outfitter, recently partnered with Patagonia to support educational and research efforts this summer atop the highest peaks through a grant to the READ MORE

Construction Bugs


Do you have some free time, skills in carpentry, electrical, roofing, plumbing, landscaping or using heavy equipment and want to give back to ADK and have fun doing it? Tom Andrews, the Heart Lake Property Committee Chair, organizer of spring and fall work weekends and leader of ADK’s specialized Construction READ MORE

Fire Tower Fever


Blue Mt. Lake and Lake George, NY—July 7, 2018–ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), a leading nonprofit committed to environmental advocacy and ethical outdoor recreation throughout New York, and Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), is sponsoring a celebration of fire towers and the people who restore and maintain READ MORE

ADK Leads Regional Stewardship Training


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Julia Goren, ADK Education Director, 518-523-3480 Kayla White, ADK Summit Steward Coordinator, 518-523-3480 Lake George, NY —  On May 29th, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) hosted a stewardship training in Ray Brook, NY for northeast stewardship programs. ADK has been a leader in the High Peaks Summit Stewardship READ MORE

Support ADK’s Trail Work


“Trail work is about having the patience to set a rock, and the intelligence to improvise when a tool breaks on the first day of a backcountry project. It’s about having the tenacity to keep trying—to keep lifting, hiking, chopping, digging—and the humility to know your limits.” Dove Henry, in READ MORE

2018 ADK Stewardship Ambassadors


ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce its 2018 Stewardship Ambassadors. This is a new volunteer program created to inspire outdoor enthusiasts to protect New York’s wild lands and waters. Ambassadors are human powered outdoor recreationists who are passionate about sharing their story while on the trail and interested READ MORE