Adirondack Wilderness Advocates (AWA) has announced its incorporation as a non-profit 501(3)(c) charitable corporation dedicated to the purpose of advancing public knowledge, enjoyment, expansion, and protection of the Adirondack Park’s wildest places. AWA also named its initial Board of Directors.
“I am very excited to be a part of AWA,” Board Chair Bill Ingersoll said in an announcement sent to the press. “We want to make a difference. Our goal is to ensure our wilderness areas are managed in a sound, ecologically intact way, and enlarged in a manner that protects the remotest places in the Adirondack Park while respecting other forms of recreational access.”
In addition to Ingersoll, AWA’s Board includes Vice Chair Ari Epstein, Secretary Pete Nelson, Treasurer Craig McGowan, Tyler Socash, Brendan Wiltse and Kayla White.
Adirondack Wilderness Advocates was formed in 2016 in response to the debate concerning the future of the Boreas Ponds Tract. The organization seeks to “promote the knowledge, enjoyment, expansion, and protection of the Adirondack Park’s wildest places.” More information about AWA can be found on the organization’s website.