In the last couple of years the Adirondacks and the Catskills have seen a large increase in the number of hikers.
On the one hand, it is good to have more people enjoying and benefiting by exercising in these beautiful natural places. On the other hand, it leads to added stress to the trails and the summits.
In response, ADK has put in place a “Summit Stewardship Program”. Upon giving training to staff and volunteers, the program then deploys them to the summits, where you can find them educating hikers about flora and plant communities, and about the importance of protecting them from trampling.
Our Mid Hudson Chapter regularly donates funds to support this very valuable education program.
Additionally, the Chapter has made available to young people scholarships to help them attend outdoors programs and youth environmental camps. Contact the Chapter Chair Dan Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wish to learn more about how your children, grandchildren or other young people might benefit from our scholarship opportunities.