Projects for the Adirondacks

AdkAction’s Mission

We are on a mission to create innovative projects to address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the character of the Adirondacks. 

Our Impact

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Featured Projects

We have nine active projects that have three things in common: they address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the character of the Adirondacks. 

Become a Member

Members are the lifeblood of AdkAction, generating ideas, inspiration, passion, and financial support to make our  projects possible. Members pay annual fees that keep our work going, and in return, receive the pride of taking action to improve the Adirondacks for future generations. 

What’s New

Student Public Service Announcement Contest

AdkAction is accepting submissions for a COVID-19 Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest focusing on the theme “Spread the word, Not the virus”.

All New York State middle and high school students are eligible to enter. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and have their PSA showcased on television and at the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival.

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Road Salt Reduction Act Signed Into Law

AdkAction members and partners are celebrating a major legislative milestone that will reduce road salt contamination in the Adirondacks. The Randy Preston Road Salt Reduction Act, which passed in both state houses with bi-partisan support in July, was signed into law by Governor Cuomo today.

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Compost for Good

Compost Cafés

AdkAction’s Compost for Good Project is hosting a series of Compost Café chats this winter. Join John Culpepper and Katie Culpepper, co-founders of Compost for Good, to discuss any questions or ideas that you have about composting. While each session

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Visit our Blog

We have a vision to empower people in the Adirondacks – both seasonal and year-round – to create opportunities to help neighbors and leave the Adirondack Park better than we found it. Visit our blog to learn more about our work. 

Meet Our Team

Brittany Christenson

Executive Director

Brittany Christenson is a community organizer who is passionate about art, local food, and sustainability. 

Kristina Hartzell

Communications Coordinator

Kristina believes that the Adirondack Park’s balance between the interests of the environment and people is a situation that presents unique challenges and opportunities for both.

Theresa Mitrowitz

Administrative Assistant

Theresa is dedicating her passion for the Adirondacks, its people and natural environment, through AdkAction as the group continues to address issues that are important to this region.

Steve Maikowski

Board Chair

Steve has a BA in political science from the University of North Texas, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.

Make a Contribution

Support our work by making a donation to one of our projects or to our general operating budget. 

Top banner image photo credit: Evan Williams, PureADK

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