Since our beginning in 1988, WLC has conserved lands, protecting them for their scenic, historic and ecological/habitat values. And, we have a robust educational program and community events connecting people more deeply with nature.
None of this is possible without the generous support of people who value conservation, environmental protection and community. If you count yourself among that group, would you support our efforts by making a year-end contribution?
Come out and visit some of the conserved lands we own or steward, which are open to the public, free of charge. Attend our “First Saturdays on the Trail,” monthly program for all ages, which offers opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with others and to learn about our natural world.
Recently, WLC received a grant aiding us in protecting our area’s critical water resources against the backdrop of an increasingly uncertain climate. To learn more about the Sawkill Creek, our November outing was a bicycle ride from Cooper Lake to Zena Cornfield, which gave participants both a beautiful ride and a much clearer understanding of where their water comes from and why we must protect it.
WLC is also a strong supporter of Ulster County in its plan for the 11.5 mile Ashokan Rail Trail on the former U&D rail corridor. It's a stunningly beautiful location where all of us will have a safe place to walk, bicycle, run, cross country ski - just minutes from home.
Over the years, both locals and visitors have helped WLC care for this special place and the precious resources that sustain and delight us all. You can join this effort. Between our changing climate, a new President’s environmental agenda and the ever-growing threat of development, there are tremendous challenges ahead. We need your help to be prepared to meet them head on.
Help us stand strong for our wild places by giving a year-end charitable gift today.