Adirondack Wild Meets at the Newcomb Visitor Interpretive Center.

October 6 Meeting Open to the Public.
2023 Wilderness and Wild Stewardship Awards announced.

Newcomb, NY – The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve announces its Annual Meeting of Members and Friends will begin at 11 AM on Friday October 6, 2023, at Newcomb’s Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) operated by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Newcomb campus, located at 5922 State Rt. 28N in Newcomb, NY.

The event in the VIC auditorium runs from 11 AM to 3 PM and is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunches. Light refreshments will be available.

Advance Registration is appreciated: Please eMail to:

The 10/6 meeting starts at 11 AM with presentations from Adirondack Wild’s staff and board members, Q&A, and conversation with our audience.

Lunch: There will be a one-hour break for lunch at 12 noon. Please bring your own lunch. Light refreshments will be available.

Speakers: At 1 PM the meeting will hear from SUNY ESF Newcomb campus associate director Paul Hai about progress made during this first year of the Timbuctoo Climate and Career Institute involving students from the City University of New York’s Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

Then the meeting will hear from Executive Director of ANCA’s Adirondack Diversity Initiative, Tiffany Rea-Fisher. She will speak about initiatives and projects ADI is pursuing during 2023 and beyond. Adirondack Wild is a partner with ADI. More can be found on the web at

Awards Announced: At 2 PM, the public is invited to help Adirondack Wild celebrate its two awardees:

  • 2023 Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award will be presented to the Hon. Steve Englebright, former Chair of the NYS Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee for his 30 years of leadership to improve New York State’s environmental quality and quality of life of all New York’s residents and visitors.
  • 2023 Wild Stewardship Award will be presented to the staff and board members of the Northeast Wilderness Trust, headquartered in Montpelier, VT, for the organzation’s 20-year record of negotiating, acquiring, preserving and connecting wildlands throughout the Adirondacks and the Northern Forest

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is a not for profit, membership organization devoted to the protection and stewardship of wilderness and other wild lands through advocacy and education. The organization protects wild lands from threats, holds officials accountable and proposes policy reforms.