Overuse Action Alert

Protect Adirondack Wilderness and Waters from Overuse!
Write Governor Cuomo today

The Adirondacks are a world-class outdoor recreation destination that is experiencing a record surge in hikers and visitors. In contrast with Washington, Governor Cuomo has made New York a national leader on the environment, with historic additions to the Forest Preserve and successful promotion of the Park. But to sustain the preservation of our Park’s resources, enhanced management and stewardship will be required.

Unfortunately, our public waters, wildlands and wildlife in the Adirondacks and across the country are being threatened by overuse. This negatively impacts visitors’ safety, natural resources and the quality of people’s wilderness experience.

Have you been on a trail that is crowded or has knee-deep mud? Or found garbage or signs of human waste along a trail? This is your chance to share your experiences with Governor Cuomo. Please personalize your letter and tell him:

  • Thank you for being a national leader on the environment, with historic additions to the Adirondack Forest Preserve and successful promotion of the Park as a world-class outdoor destination.
  • With this success, the Park is experiencing record visitors and overuse, which puts people at risk and threatens the wild character and ecological integrity of Adirondacks.
  • Please fix overuse and keep the Adirondacks Forever Wild, preserving its wildlands and waters forever.
  • State agencies, dedicated staff and partners need more funding and new tools to provide for the care and custody of the natural resources of the Adirondacks while providing visitors enjoyable, safe and educational recreational experiences.

You can edit the letter to the right or send as-is. Thank you so much!

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