ADK recognized by New York State Legislature for 100-year leadership in public lands –

Lake Placid, NY — Earlier this month, New York State Senator Dan Stec presented the ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) with a legislative resolution recognizing ADK’s 100 years of teaching people how to explore and protect the New York’s public lands and waters. The resolution recognizes the many ways ADK has done this over the past century, including through outreach programs, stewardship programs and trail work.

The resolution was sponsored by Senator Dan Stec in the Senate, Assemblyman Matt Simpson in the Assembly, and co-sponsored by Assemblymen Jones, Ashby, Byrne, Salka, Mikulin, DeStefano, Hawley, Manktelow, Cusick, McDonalds, Smullen, McMahon. , and Walsh. A physical copy was presented to ADK Deputy Executive Director Julia Goren at an event at the Adirondack History Museum.

“For 100 years, ADK has played a crucial role in preserving, promoting and teaching New Yorkers about the Adirondacks,” said Senator Dan Stec. “Through the continued efforts of ADK, the public lands and waters of our region have been enjoyed and enjoyed by generations of residents and visitors, and will continue to be for generations to come. It was an honor to celebrate ADK with a resolution commemorating its 100th anniversary and its continuing legacy of environmental stewardship.

“The Adirondack Mountain Club has been, and always will be, a prominent leader in advocating for sound interactive environmental stewardship, not just in the Adirondacks, but throughout New York State, said Matt. Simpson, Member of the Assembly. “ADK’s ability to continuously and effectively engage New York City residents and visitors in responsible conservation and recreation habits has had a truly immeasurable impact on growing the spirit of the Adirondack Park experience ever since. its inception until it is today. I am proud to be a partner of the Adirondack Mountain Club and as a resident within the Blue Line, I will be forever grateful for the values ​​that they continue to defend.

“ADK’s founders created this organization to help New Yorkers enjoy the outdoors in a way that is safe, welcoming to others and protected for future generations,” said Michael Barrett, Executive Director of ADK. “A century later, we can say that they have succeeded. I would like to thank Senator Dan Stec, Assemblyman Matt Simpson and the State Legislature for recognizing the positive impact ADK has had – and continues to have – on the lands and waters. New York public.

About ADK:

Based in Adirondack Park, New York, ADK is a leader in providing outdoor education, promoting responsible recreation, and hosting stewardship experiences. Since 1922, the organization has worked to increase access to the backcountry by building trails, conserving natural areas and developing a stewardship community that supports ethical and safe use of the spaces. exteriors of New York. As a member, donor, and volunteer-supported organization, ADK reaches across New York through its 27 chapters to inspire people to enjoy the outdoors ethically.

Top photo: Adirondack Mountain Club has been recognized by the New York State Legislature for 100 years of preservation efforts in the Adirondacks. Photo from ADK website.