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ADK applauds DEC Campaign ”Love Our NY Lands”

2021-05-21T14:40:44-04:00

NYS DEC May 19, 2021 – Albany, NY – Yesterday the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) presented their new educational campaign that is designed to meet the growing number of visitors on state-owned and managed lands throughout New York. The "Love Our NY Lands" campaign encourages the practice of responsible READ MORE

ADK Trailhead Stewards Reached Thousands of Hikers in 2020

2021-01-26T08:57:31-05:00

ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club) Trailhead Stewardship Program (ADK TSP) has finished its fourth season of education at the Heart Lake Program Center. Normally running from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend, the program saw a delayed start in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. After New York State came READ MORE

Leave No Trace Center Releases Final Report for Building Wildland Stewardship in the Adirondack Park

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

Benjamin Brosseau Director of Communications 518-523-3441, ext. 114 (work) 518-217-8072 (cell) ben@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – August 24, 2020 – The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has released a finalized report with recommendations for managing recreation-related impacts in the Adirondack Park. A preliminary report was distributed back in February READ MORE

ADK Receives Leave No Trace Youth Program Accreditation

2021-01-26T08:57:36-05:00

Seth Jones Education Director 518-523-3441, ext. 119 seth@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – June 16, 2020 – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that the Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Program: Three Seasons at Heart Lake is now an accredited youth program through the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor READ MORE

Your Support Has Never Mattered More

2021-01-26T08:57:37-05:00

These unprecedented times weigh heavily on each and every one of us. We hope you and yours are healthy, staying safe, and finding moments of happiness during this crisis. Though our collective attention has rightly turned to the most immediate and basic needs, we ask you to remember that our READ MORE

3 Reasons to Volunteer as a Trailhead Steward with ADK

2021-01-26T08:57:38-05:00

I'm Jim Schneider from the Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter and I'm the volunteer coordinator of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) Trailhead Steward Program (TSP). I work with Bobby Clark, manager of the High Peaks Information Center (HPIC). I got involved with this program as a steward three years ago and I love READ MORE

This Land is Your Land

2021-01-26T08:57:40-05:00

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 READ MORE

In Pictures: Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program

2019-08-09T09:43:39-04:00

August 9th, 2019 Last week, ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club's) education staff and instructors from the Ausable River Association taught teens about water quality sampling, river ecosystems, and the role that watersheds play in the health of the Adirondack Mountains. Part of the five-day course involved a river clean-up in the READ MORE

Teaching Leave No Trace: From the Adirondacks to Alaska

2021-01-26T08:57:41-05:00

July 26, 2019 By Seth Jones, Education Director Each day is different working for ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club). I’m never quite sure how my day will unfold as I head up the stairs to my office at the Adirondak Loj. I experience a full spectrum of situations, including emails praising READ MORE

Five Tips for Hiking with Dogs

2019-04-17T14:51:48-04:00

By Amy Harff, 2018 Fall Education Intern Hiking with your four-legged friend can be a lot of fun, but it is important to know how to minimize their impact and keep your dog safe for a paw-sitive experience. Here are five things to consider before hiking with your dog: Is READ MORE