Your generous donation will go to work on the following projects:
- Orienting college classes across the North Country to the history of a protected Adirondack Park
- Training students who are conducting case studies on park policies, including the Adirondack Club and Resort APA permit
- Sponsoring students doing field work in the Adirondack Forest Preserve, including documenting conditions in the wild
- Expanding constituencies for wild nature, including work with urban youth to teach them recreational skills, teamwork, and a sense of caring and stewardship
- Organizing “dialogue for the wild” events to discuss the values of wild lands in our lives today
NYS DEC Forest Ranger Chuck Kabrehl teaching students from Green Tech Charter School how to plant trees along the Upper Hudson River on Arbor Day. Photo by Dave Gibson
Dear Friend of the Wild,
Since we organized Adirondack Wild two summers ago, one of our top educational priorities was to recruit students to apply their academic learning to today’s challenges of natural resource management and stewardship of the wild lands in the Adirondack Park. This is part of our emphasis on Educating for the Wild. Over the years, we have discovered that students in the Park thirst to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the projects that make a difference in the Adirondacks. Indeed, we feel the Park is a veritable “University of the Wild” where students of all ages not only advance their own lives and careers, but can be helped to develop a sense of place, history, caring and stewardship.
Wild Land Stewardship Training is a big part of our efforts to orient and train the next generation of inspired park supporters. To date we have made connections and trained students at colleges throughout the North Country, and beyond. We have also partnered with an urban school in Albany, NY to help their teachers provide teen-age black men and women with their first taste of Adirondack camping, hiking, fishing, and stewardship for a Forest Preserve that belongs to them, as well. Just a few weeks ago on Arbor Day, in cooperation with the NYS Department of Conservation, we involved these students in the planting of hundreds of trees in damaged areas along the Upper Hudson River. Now their efforts are helping, too, to protect the wild in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.
All of these students form a big part of tomorrow’s electorate. One day they will make decisions that will impact our “forever wild” forests in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains in one way, or another. To build and expand upon our efforts as trainers and mentors of young people we invite you to help our team educate for the wild. Please consider a contribution to support our educational endeavors and return the enclosed donation card, or click on Donate for the Wild on our web site. Your tax-deductable donation will help us to recruit the next generation of informed Park supporters and ensure that Adirondack wild lands will endure “for the youth of distant tomorrows.”
As always – your advice, your involvement, and your financial support are needed in all that we do to Safeguard, Extend and Educate for the Wild. Please visit our website often and subscribe to our free monthly e-Newsletter so we can keep you informed of our endeavors. Thank you.
Peter Brinkley, Senior Partner, Chair
David Gibson, Partner
Dan Plumley, Partner
Ken Rimany, Partner
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