Our projects make progress 

 

for Adirondack communities

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

Our Progress

Last year we accomplished all this, and more:

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Pounds of fresh food provided for free to local families
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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.

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

Food Security

AdkAction Receives Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award

UTICA, N.Y. — Excellus BlueCross BlueShield recently awarded AdkAction a Community Health Award of $2,500 to support their Keeseville Community Garden. The garden serves the rural community of Keeseville where residents lack access to a nearby grocery store. The garden is cared for by local volunteers and food is donated

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Film Festival

‘Beyond the Peaks’ moves to a new home

AdkAction is excited to share that Mountain Lake PBS will be the new host of the “Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival,” with activities to take place throughout the 2022-23 school year. “Beyond the Peaks” is a unique opportunity to

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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 Cresap

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.

Jim Carlisle

Vice Chair

Jim holds an Engineering Degree with Honors from Princeton and earned his PhD from Yale in Organizational Behavior and Operations Research. For the past few years, Jim has worked with the Economic Development Committee of the Westport Chamber.

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