Check out the Access Fund's website for additional information about 2006 events: accessfund.org/cons/aac.php
What is Adopt-a-Crag?
In the fall of 2006, the Access Fund will sponsor the Seventh Annual Adopt-a-Crag, a national initiative devoted to natural resource stewardship and volunteerism. This year, the Access Fund anticipates over 125 Adopt-a-Crag events at climbing and bouldering areas around the country.
Why is Adopt-a-Crag important?
Adopt-a-Crag is about giving back to the climbing areas we use on a regular basis. From the signs in the parking areas, to the established trail systems, to the rocks and boulders where we devote endless hours, climbers are frequent land-users, and it is important that we make an effort to maintain and care for that land. Adopt-a-Crag encourages climbing communities to engage local land managers, landowners, park service employees and forest rangers in conversation about ways to conserve and protect their climbing areas and environments.
What are the Goals of Adopt-a-Crag?
-Conserving climbing resources and maintaining climbing areas.
-Uniting the national climbing community.
-Promoting public awareness and appreciation of America's diverse climbing resources.
-Encouraging cooperative efforts and building partnerships between climbers and public land managers.
-Providing a venue for thousands of individuals to give back to the environment.
For more information on Adopt-a-Crag projects, contact Kristo Torgersen, Access Fund Associate Programs Director at 303.545.6772 ext 105. accessfund.org/cons/aac.php