Your 46er Contributions at Work, 2013 - 2014
While 46ers who were in the High Peaks for the club’s fall meeting on October 5 were enjoying the cooler temperatures and vivid colors of autumn and anticipating the first snows of winter, the 46er Executive Committee was thinking about spring. The Executive Committee considered funding proposals for a number of stewardship projects in the High Peaks that are being planned for the spring 2014 season. Thanks to the generous donations of our members, the Executive Board approved funding support for several major trail improvement projects, including ATIS-sponsored bridge work on the Elk Lake/Marcy Trail, the annual spring trail sweep conducted by the ADK paid trail crew, and the first phase of a multi-year project to improve sections of the trails on Colden’s summit.
Responsible stewardship of the High Peaks area is an important part of the mission of the 46ers. Your contributions make it possible for all of us to “give something back” to the mountains. Thank you!
Below is a list of all of the stewardship projects that the 46ers have supported in 2013 and will be supporting in 2014:
-- $6,000 For ADK’s Pro Trail crew to complete a pre-season trail sweep and blowdown removal. (2013/2014)
-- $5,100 Paid for a Wildlife Conservation Bear Steward at the Upper Works Trailhead to educate campers and hand out bear canisters. (2013/2014)
-- $4,619 Awarded to the DEC for materials to replace bridges damaged by hurricane Irene. (2013)
-- $5,000 Fund established to support Lean2 Rescue efforts to rehabilitate high peaks lean-tos. (2013/2014)
-- $20,000 For labor costs for the ADK’s trail crew to place bog bridging between Algonquin and Iroquois. (2013)
-- $10,000 For materials for the ATIS trail crew to replace the bridging on Elk Lake/Marcy Trail. (2014)
-- $15,000 For phase 1 of labor for Mt. Colden trail improvements (2014)
-- $1,400 Paid four camperships for area children to attend DEC Conservation Camps. (2013/2014)
-- $1,791 Grant for Fessie Washburn film preservation (2013)
-- $542 Paid for a grave-side memorial honoring Herb Clark as 46er #1 (2013)
$81,952 Contributed or Pledged to date during 2013/2014
-- Member dues ($8 per member) financed the 2013 daily operations of the club including:
$4,485 Office of the Historian
$1,681 Trailmaster Projects
$16,814 Publication of two issues of Peeks Magazine
$2,680 Outdoor Skills Workshop.
$100 per participant (up to) refunded for completion of a Wilderness first aid course.
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