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Our innovative projects address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the natural beauty of the Adirondacks for all.

Our Projects Make Progress

In 2023 we accomplished all this, and more:

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Families received food directly from our food security programs
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Native pollinator plants added to the Adirondack landscape
Pounds of greenhouse gas emissions prevented by composting
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Visitors to our Keeseville Community Arts Festival
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Broadband forums hosted to connect the region

Annual or cumulative progress indicators can be found on our project pages.

What’s New

AdkAction in the News

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 press page to see the relevance and impact of our work in the region. 

Meet Our Team

Sawyer Bailey

Executive Director

Sawyer joins AdkAction with significant experience and expertise in local food systems and access in rural communities, environmental justice, community engagement, land conservation, and working with organizations and communities across the Adirondack Park.

Kristina Hartzell

Communications and Operations Manager

Kristina relocated to the Adirondacks after falling in love with the region’s natural beauty. She is passionate about environmental conservation, and believes that the Adirondack Park’s balance between nature and human communities is a situation that presents unique challenges and opportunities for both.

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.

Elizabeth Ruscitto

Vice Chair

Elizabeth grew up in Syracuse, New York, and spent many summers with family and friends around the Adirondack Park. Like many others, she kept getting called back to the mountains

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. 

Make a Contribution

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

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