Adirondack-area nonprofit organizations, including Adirondack Wild and the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), recently welcomed new council/board members. Those with Adirondack Wild were pleased to welcome Steve Englebright who will be joining the organization’s Advisory Council, and Adam Pearsall will be the newest addition to ANCA’s Board of Directors.
Steve Englebright Joins Adirondack Wild’s Advisory Council
Ballston Lake, NY – The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is pleased to welcome former member of the NYS Assembly, Steve Englebright, as a member of Adirondack Wild’s advisory council. Members of the advisory council provide advice to Adirondack Wild’s staff and board in furtherance of the organization’s mission to safeguard and steward wild lands, including the NYS Forest Preserve in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks.
“We are honored and delighted to have Steve Englebright join our team of advisors,” said Adirondack Wild’s David Gibson. “We will value Steve’s inputs in our work to embrace New York’s unique forever wild constitution and to be a better steward of the Adirondack Park’s intermingled public and private lands.”
“Steve’s legacy of achievement in the state legislature spans every ecosystem in the state. His devotion to New Yorkers quality of life, indeed the very life support systems that we depend on is woven into his groundbreaking state legislation that has benefited every resident.”
“One of the most important qualities of Steve Englebright is how he thinks in the long-term and how actions he has taken to protect our common environments will benefit the youth of generations yet to come,” added Adirondack Wild’s Ken Rimany.
Steve Englebright was elected to the New York State Assembly from the Assembly’s 4th District in 1992, was re-elected 14 times, chairing the Assembly’s Committee on Environmental Conservation through 2022. His legislative accomplishments to protect New York State’s environment are legion and include the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act of 2019. He was the only trained geologist elected to the Assembly, and has curated the geologic collection at Stony Brook University. He is also founding director of the Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences.
Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is a not-for-profit, membership advocate acting to safeguard wilderness and to promote wild land values and stewardship. More is found at the website adirondackwild.org.
A native of Johnsburg, N.Y., Pearsall worked as a geophysicist and mineral exploration geologist in the greater New York City area and western United States before entering the financial industry in 1999. He has experience with regional nonprofits, having served as trustee and chair of the Silver Bay YMCA Board of Trustees and founding member, president, and first board chair of the Warren County Radio Club. Pearsall is currently a member of the Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue team and a volunteer trail steward for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He also serves as vice president of Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, where he reviews grant proposals for projects that improve quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondacks. Pearsall earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Colby College and holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. He now resides in Queensbury, N.Y. with his wife Sara and their two children.
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