We, the partners of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, want to share how much we appreciate the most generous financial support we received from so many during our $75,000 Matching Gift Challenge.
It was a success in many ways.
Most importantly, your help provides the necessary ‘fuel’ for Adirondack Wild to represent you as a leading public voice speaking for wilderness and wild land values and stewardship in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks regions.
Some results of your generosity have enabled us to:
- create a dynamic website
- speak out for wild lands in numerous forums, at Adirondack Park Agency and at DEC meetings
- promote principles for ecosystem-based, wild land management of the Forest Preserve
- forge new educational partnerships
- gain significant publicity for our work
- launch a series called Dialogue for the Wild where we seek to deepen conversations about the importance of wild lands in our lives and the role these landscapes play in our communities.
We invite you to continue to visit our website often to learn more about our involvement in the many important wild land issues that matter to us all.
Lastly, please know that your financial support helps to ensure that the priceless legacy of Forever Wild will be passed on . . . “to the youth of distant tomorrows.”
Thank you, once again.
Peter Brinkley, Dave Gibson, Dan Plumley, Ken Rimany
I welcome your support of Adirondack Wild. We are true Friends of the Forest Preserve and all wild lands. We work hard to ensure that the the core values for which the NYS Forest Preserve and Adirondack Park were established are upheld and extended to places which currently are not protected.
If organizations like ours did not exist, what difference would it make? Based on trends and our knowledge of events, we assert that the wilderness and wild character of the region would significantly erode. We can not let that happen. That is why we have organized. As individuals committed to the wild, you can help us. It will be those lovers of wild places, however small or large, who will ensure that the Adirondack Park realizes its potential for the benefit of all.
Are you one of those people?
We appeal to people from all walks of life, especially those who see clearly how our Adirondack protection stands in stark contrast to landscapes they have seen, landscapes degraded to an irreversible state. Aldo Leopold laid out our task: “to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.” Each generation gets to take their turn at this task, and now it’s our turn.
Training young leaders and activists must be a crucial activity of our organization, for already they are among us, eager to learn and to be put to work. They know that the Wild country remaining in the Adirondacks will only become more precious. Therefore, it is imperative that we act now to shield it from destructive pressures and to secure its great promise to sustain us. Should you be of like mind, we want to hear from you and to receive your support.
Please use the Donate button at the right for PayPal transactions. Or send us the
Mail-in Donation Form.pdf by mail.