How many times have we heard it? “When I was a kid, we went outside.” “Kids today are always on their electronics.” ADK’s location in the heart of the Adirondacks makes us uniquely positioned to counter “screen culture,” and get kids outside.
For the past 18 years, our Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Program: Three Seasons at Heart Lake has provided a free science-based approach to environmental education to fourth graders. Over the course of the school year, ADK educators lead over 400 students from some 13 regional schools up Mt. Jo and around Heart Lake to give hands-on lessons in topics such as ecology, animal behavior, tracking and mapping skills, and the Leave No Trace principles. The curriculum aims to promote responsible outdoor recreation, scientific inquiry, and eco-literacy. Read more…
We Can Build Better Trails
Each trail is a story. From trailhead to summit, the paths beneath our feet tell us something about the place we are visiting, the people who have come before us, and ourselves. With over 2,000 miles of trails, the Adirondack Park contains a great legacy within its vast network. Today that story is in jeopardy, and we need your help to save it. Read more…
Become a Peak Protector
Have you climbed one of the Adirondack High Peaks? If so, you have no doubt entered the ‘alpine zone,’ New York’s rarest and most fragile ecosystem. Comprised of 173 acres across 21 peaks, these areas are recognizable by the presence of small, delicate plants carpeting open, rocky summits.
Several decades ago, New York’s alpine ecosystem was in crisis when a boom in outdoor recreation drew tens of thousands of people to the Adirondacks High Peaks region. Because all it takes are a few boot steps to kill an alpine plant, this delicate ecosystem was imperiled. Read more…
With Your Help, We Can Find a Balance.
Adirondack headlines are painting a bleak picture: High use in the High Peaks, litter on the trail, cars parked along busy roads, increasing hiker rescues. Are there drawbacks to high use? Yes, and they absolutely must be addressed. But good can also come from more visitors to our majestic Adirondacks. Read more…
Help Protect Wild Places
Your gift ensures ADK’s continued conservation of the Adirondack Forest Preserve and other lands and waters of New York State. With your support, ADK advocates locally and statewide for access to public lands and recreational waterways, and to protect them from threats such as aquatic invasive species, pollutants, and exploitation.
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.
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 AmazonSmile helps protect and advocate for New York State’s wild lands and waters while also teaching people who to enjoy natural places responsibly.
Contact Karim Becker at 518-668-4447 ext. 227 for information about making a gift of stock or other assets.