BENEFITING: Mohonk Preserve, Inc.
EVENT: Rock The Ridge 2018
EVENT DATE: May 19, 2018
Amanda Kemp wrote -
My sister Erica and I are taking on Rock The Ridge's 80km challenge!!! I admire her more than she will ever know and I am so lucky to be returning to the Mohonk Preserve with her in just two short months to rock the ridge once more. This year, Erica and I will be splitting the 80km, each of us completing 40 kilometres of the 80 kilomtre challenge. It means the world to me for us to complete this together. Erica is my older sister and so I have spent my whole life chasing her! We share a bond that is unlike any other and I know we will get each other through these 80kms.
Raising funds for the Mohonk Preserve is a privelege. Having raced and hiked in its forests I understand that it takes more than just nature itself to keep it maintained. It takes the hard work of conservationists to make sure it stays healthy. The funds that I raise for rock the ridge will go directly to keeping the preserve strong for everyone to enjoy. Being able to run in the trails is not something I take for granted and I thank you for considering donating to this cause.
Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser set in the natural beauty of Mohonk Preserve. The goal is to run, walk or hike the course within 24 hours.
Our award-winning Land Protection, Land Stewardship, Environmental Education and Conservation Science programs all work to protect an iconic landscape named one of “Earth’s Last Great Places,” and reach beyond the borders of our over 8,000 acres.
Mohonk Preserve is home to stunning mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique environments. Your gift today will help save the land for life by:
- safeguarding clean water integral to the health of the Hudson River and New York’s water supply;
- protecting critical habitat for wildlife like the Peregrine Falcon, which is listed as an endangered species in New York State; and
- inspiring the next generation of conservationists by providing accessible environmental education programs for kids and adults.
Help protect the Shawangunk Mountains region today for our water, our wildlife, and our children.