Current Campaigns

Stop Ticks!

Ticks are making people sick at alarming rates in ever-expanding geographic areas. For anyone who leaves home, but especially those of us who love to play outside, the risk of infection is increasing. Despite the enormity of this problem, we have the power to make a difference today. Funding to combat tick-borne diseases is one of ADK’s top conservation and advocacy priorities for 2020 and, with your support, we will fight for the resources needed to effectively address this growing crisis. Read more…


This Land is Your Land

Woody Guthrie said it best…this land is your land. These words reflect our deep connection to nature and remind us of our duty to protect the places we love. The peaceful solitude and restorative energy we enjoy in the wild are not guaranteed. Crowds and harmful human behaviors are damaging our public lands and threatening their natural beauty. We are all obligated to preserve them today and for future generations. Your gift to ADK will help do just that. Read more…


Summit Stewardship Program

You and I have something in common: our love of the Adirondack Mountains.  We are awed by their beauty and lured by their wild, natural state.  We are also keenly aware that, despite their stoic and unyielding façade, our Adirondack Mountains are vulnerable.  Heavy use puts the High Peaks Wilderness, especially the rare alpine summits, at risk.  But together we can, and have, reduced that impact.  Read more…


Trails Campaign

Trails guide us. To a destination yes, but more importantly, trails take us on a journey.  They provide a path to discovery, ask us to ponder our place in the universe, and sometimes compel us to face our fears.  On the trail we can be carefree, primal, and truly alive.  Trails quietly draw us into a personal and respectful relationship with the land.  And trails, built durably and responsibly, help protect our wild places.  Read More…

Sustain Trails with a gift to ADK

Invest in Nature

As a champion of the land, you want to see New York’s wilderness safeguarded against environmental threats and improper use.  You rightfully expect safe and accessible trails, clean waterways, and thriving ecosystems in our forest preserves.  You won’t stand for pollution and acid rain.  ADK is with you, working diligently on behalf of our beloved natural places.  Everything we do hinges on the support of caring people like you. ADK’s critical work can only be accomplished with your support.  Every alpine plant saved, every trail cleared, every hiker informed, and every acre protected starts with you. Read More…

Invest in Nature with a gift to ADK

Education Campaign

Your donation today will allow the next generation of conservationists to get out there and fall in love with nature. You decide if you want to help younger children or teenagers. No matter which you choose, you are making a difference – being their hero!


Three Seasons at Heart Lake

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 forebearers 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 to assume this responsibility.


Sustain ADK’s Heart Lake and Johns Brook Properties

Your donation will help ADK care for its essential Heart Lake and Johns Brook properties. These beloved places are steeped in Adirondack tradition, provide unforgettable wilderness experiences, and are central to ADK’s mission to teach responsible recreation and stewardship. With your gift, ADK is better able to serve and educate property visitors and guests now and into the future.


Neil F. Woodworth Conservation Fund

When wilderness is threatened, ADK is poised to protect it. For the past 30 years, Neil Woodworth has led that charge with unrivaled passion and a keen understanding of the land and the law. His steadfast leadership has positioned ADK as a formidable voice for the protection of the Forest Preserve and other public lands and waters of New York State. The newly established Neil F. Woodworth Conservation Fund furthers that mission, honors Neil’s contributions, and ensures ADK will continue to successfully advocate for wild places.

The Neil F. Woodworth Conservation Fund is an invested fund restricted for the purposes of conservation and advocacy, supporting varied expenses that arise from efforts to protect public lands throughout New York State.

Donate to the Neil F. Woodworth Conservation Fund

Wilderness Legal Defense Fund

The ADK Wilderness Legal Defense Fund was established to ensure that ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is able to pursue legal actions in a timely manner to protect our precious natural resources. ADK’s victory over the 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).



Your gift to AmazonSmiles helps protect and advocate for New York State’s wild lands and waters while also teaching people who to enjoy natural places responsibly.

Contact Lynn Shanks at 518.668.4447 ext. 23 for information about making a gift of stock or other assets.