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Adirondack Mountain Club’s Julia Goren, Receives Guy Waterman Alpine Steward Award
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. - The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is pleased to announce that Education Director Julia Goren received the 2016 Guy Waterman Alpine Steward Award. This award is given annually to a person or organization who has demonstrated a long term commitment to protecting the physical and spiritual qualities of the mountain wilderness of the Northeast United States.

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The Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program receives the New York State Environmental Excellence Award: Adirondack Mountain Club and The Nature Conservancy Adirondack Chapter honored at event on November 15, 2016.
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. - The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy are pleased to announce that the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program was awarded the coveted New York State Environmental Excellence Award at a ceremony on November 15, 2016, at Union College.

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#The #507 Fund to support Adirondack High Peak Summit Stewardship Program reaches $105,000
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. - The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is pleased to announce that the #507 Fund for Summit Stewardship, an endowment fund held at the Adirondack Foundation, has raised more than $105,000 to support the High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program. A commitment from the Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter of $15,000 over five years and a challenge gift from ADK’s Finger Lakes Chapter will help the fund continue to grow.

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#507 Fund Supports Alpine Stewardship
(Published by The Nature Conservancy Adirondack Chapter - Page 6) Dr. Edwin Ketchledge (1924–2010), known fondly as Ketch, was a passionate botanist, teacher and researcher who founded an innovative program to protect the fragile plants atop the highest Adirondack mountains.

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#507 Fund supports Summit Stewardship Program
(Adirondack Foundation) Like the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program (SSP) itself, the #507 Fund began as a small, grassroots effort with a broad base of support from organizations passionate about protecting the Adirondack Mountains.

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#507 Endowment Fund for Summit Stewardship Program
Honors Prof. Ed Ketchledge

Published by Adirondac Magazine, the ADK's membership magazine, March-April 2015 issue.

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Adirondack Summit Steward endowment gains traction
(November 21, 2014) SARANAC LAKE - A new endowment to expand the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program is gaining support. The goal is for the endowment, called #507 Fund, to reach $ 1million. It was launched in August through the Adirondack Foundation.

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#507 Fund Honors Ketch, Protects Summits
(November 13, 2014) In August of 1968, Edwin Ketchledge finished climbing the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks and received his 46er number, #507. Dr. Ketchledge (“Ketch”) was no ordinary peak-bagger. He was a professor of botany at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.

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Dr. Edwin Ketchledge honored
On November 3, 2014, the Essex County Board of supervisors (18) honored Dr. Edwin Ketchledge (1924-2010, Forty-Sixers #507) life dedication to the Adirondack Mountains alpine summit preservation and the value of the Summit Stewardship Program unanimously adopting Resolution No. 287!

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Summit steward program gets a boost
(November 1, 2014) Published in weekly Lake Placid News October 30, 2014 and in Adirondack Daily Enterprise Saturday edition of November 1, 2014.

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Professor Ketchledge: An Inspiration for #507 Fund
Published by Today@ADK October 31, 2014.

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