The Adirondack Explorer, a not-for-profit independent magazine, is the only publication that regularly covers the issues affecting all corners of New York State's magnificent Adirondack Park. Established in 1998, the Explorer's mission is to further protection of the six-million acre Adirondacks by raising awareness of the forces shaping the region, influencing public opinion, and encouraging citizen engagement and action. The Adirondack Explorer is seeking to raise $40,000 of the $110,000 needed to underwrite a two-year Watchdog Reporter who would investigate the agencies charged with enforcing the Adirondack Park’s land-protection regulations. So far, we’ve obtained $70,000 from private sources, leaving $40,000, which will help pay for multimedia tools to get this important news to you. What we have in the Adirondack Park is the result of extraordinary foresight by those who came before us. First, with the establishment of the Adirondack Park itself. Then the forever-wild Forest Preserve. And finally the Adirondack Park Agency with its regional zoning plans, intended to protect the Park for all time while also allowing for compatible growth and development. The Adirondack Explorer is now a vital part of this continuum, a “voice for the Adirondacks” helping to lead the movement in the 21st century.
Your tax-deductible contribution will help to underwrite a brand new Watchdog Reporter for the Adirondack Park, ensuring timely reporting on critical issues. We will not hire this reporter until we have raised all of the funds needed for this two-year half-time position. This important project will help us serve an ever-larger audience of people who care about the Adirondacks and who make up a community of supporters working to protect this great Park. Thank you and we hope that may look forward to your support!