Volunteer OutsideKids observe aquatic creatures caught in a net

Whether with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) or an organization in your neighborhood, volunteering to improve your wild spaces is a great way to ensure they stay healthy for future generations. ADK has projects from May through August, which can be found on our website.

Learn the 7 Leave No Trace PrinciplesA volunteer searches for garbage to clean up

ADK is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and their 7 Principles for minimizing human impacts in the natural world. Practicing these guidelines is a great way to ensure that you not only recreate responsibly in the backcountry, but also protect the resource for future visitors. You can either read about the Principles online, or join our Education team for a 2-day Trainer course, or 5-day Master Educator certification.

Take Action for Your Public LandsTwo paddlers sit by a pack raft next to a pond

The Adirondack Park, as well as numerous wilderness areas in New York State, exist because of you. Your voice matters in the preservation of these spaces; look into these important legislation events coming up and make yourself heard. See how ADK has recently been advocating for your public lands here.

ADK logo with "working for wilderness" text

Donate to ADK

Donate $5 or more before Earth Day ends and get an ADK Working for Wilderness sticker. Your gift supports ADK’s boots-on-the-ground efforts to safeguard New York wilderness, Earth Day and every day. Every alpine plant saved, every trail cleared, every hiker informed, and every acre protected begins with you.

Explore Your WorldCanoers enter a wetland area

Get outside and enjoy nature! Explore on your own, join ADK for a guided hike, start a patch challenge, or participate in any number of outings and programs offered by your local ADK chapter. Please be sure to recreate responsibly and follow the 7 Leave No Trace principles.

Click here for a chapter listing and map

Check the program calendar