Member and friend support of the AMC in 2011, be it through volunteer hours or financial support, helped accomplish so much. Here are just a few examples:
Special thanks to chapter volunteers, trip leaders, trail workers, information volunteers, and all the hard working members who dedicated their time, resources, and knowhow for a fantastic 2011 in the woods, on the water, and everywhere in between!
- In addition to the thousands of hours of trail work AMC members and staff already put in each year, AMC volunteers and staff put in extra time assessing and repairing damage from Irene this fall. We replaced bridges, moved trees and tree limbs, and re-routed trails where we could.
- Nearly 200 devoted information volunteers shared recreation tips, highlighted conservation efforts, and provided natural history information in the White Mountains and Lakes Region of NH.
- Conservation projects for watershed protection, habitat restoration, and air quality and climate change research throughout the region furthered AMC’s mission to protect the Northeast outdoors.
- AMC's A Mountain Classroom ran 143 programs for 4,350 students (grades 5-12) from across the Northeast to help them gain a deeper understanding of the natural world.
- AMC’s Youth Opportunities Program served 20,000 youth from the Boston and New York City areas and trained 300 youth workers through outdoor leadership training and workshops.
- Your support helped build and renovate places for overnight adventures like the lodge at Gorman Chairback, Madison Spring Hut, and the Garfield Ridge Shelter.
- AMC’s 12 chapters worked on trail and conservation projects — from building bridges to clearing abandoned rail trails — provided outdoor education, and helped get more families and children outdoors.
Labels: A Mountain Classroom, Garfield Ridge Shelter, Gorman Chairback, Hurricane Irene, Madison Spring Hut, YOP, Youth Opportunities Program