Forever Wild Day 2018

Forever Wild 2018

Saturday, July 14- Old Forge, NY 

This year’s Forever Wild Day will be held at the Town of Webb school playing field in Old Forge, New York. The day includes a celebration of the Council’s hard work and our collective successes on behalf of our beloved Adirondacks, the annual membership meeting and awards luncheon honoring the 2018 Conservationist of the Year and Special recognition award recipients. There will be optional outings in the morning and time to share your love of the Adirondacks with friends and fellow conservation advocates.


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Forever Wild Day Schedule

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Choose one of our group activities (below) to get to know the area

11:00 – Noon

Registration & Welcome with Adirondack Council Board and Staff

Noon – 2:30 pm

Lunch under the tent (reservations required)

 2018 Conservationist of the Year and Special Recognition Awards

Annual Members’ meeting and dessert


2018 Conservationist of the Year

Daniel C. Josephson

Dan Josephson is a research fisheries biologist who has worked for Cornell University in the Adirondack region for nearly four decades. Dan and the Adirondack Fishery Research Program have been on the forefront of acid rain research and have contributed to the recovery of Park waters.


Special Recognition Award

Gary Lee

Gary Lee is a retired NYS DEC Forest Ranger who worked in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest and West Canada Lakes Wilderness for over 30 years. He is also a noted birdwatcher, photographer, writer, and ecotourism guide. Gary has spent many years working to preserve loons and since 1999 has worked with the Adirondack Cooperative Loon Program.

Learn more about Dan Josephson and Gary Lee here.


Group Outings

Please sign up for one of the group outings by July 6th
Paddle on the Moose River (9:00am – 11:00am)
Group paddle along the winding Moose River, starting and returning to Tickner’s Moose River Paddling Trails in the center of Old Forge. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent one for $10 pp. (2 hours)
Historic Walking Tour (9:00am – 11:00am)
Town historian Peg Masters, will guide you on a one-hour historic walking tour of Old Forge starting from and returning to the Goodsell Museum, where participants will have the opportunity to explore the wonderful exhibits in the museum, including the new immersive Bald Mountain fire tower exhibit. (2 hours)
McCauley Mountain (9:30am – 11:00am)
From the Chalet, manager Steve Uzdavinis will give a brief history of McCauley, then participants may hike or ride the chairlift ($5 pp) to the summit to enjoy beautiful views of the Fulton Chain of Lakes and the High Peaks. Walk a short summit trail and/or relax in an Adirondack chair to enjoy the view before hiking or riding back down. (1.5 hours)

Other things to do in the area

Visit the Old Forge Chamber of Commerce website for more information on area shops, restaurants, lodging and things to do.

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