2019 Year In Review: 16,000 Members, 300,000 Visitors, 8,000 Acres, 415 Education Programs, 124 Years of Weather Observations, 400 Volunteers
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Row 1: Ready, Set Rappel! by June Archer, Ranger Cheryl Elsinger by Chuck Reid, Hikers Atop Bonticou Crag by Siu S. Yuen Row 2: Young Explorer by Christy Belardo, Land Protection Boundary Monitoring by Julia Solomon, Education Coordinator Christy Belardo on the Bonticou Crag Scramble by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill Row 3: Ridge Rockers On Course by Nick Andruzzi; Volunteers from Key Bank by Justin Key Row 4: Orienteering with Nora Cronin Presentation Academy by John Decker, Bikers on Overcliff Carriage Road by Jane Vecchione, Bird Watching by Gerald Liddelow Row 5: Climate Tracker by Jolie Parker, Students from San Miguel Academy of Newburgh by Marianne Markle, Trail Builder Volunteer by Robert Ruggiero
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2019 Year In review: Land Protection. Bob Larsen Memorial Tract 10.1 Acres aquired, 8.8 Acres along the Coxing Kill acquired, Began managing the 58-Acre Marakill Woods, 10 Miles of boundary monitored, 18 conservation easements monitored, GIS work completed for a fully revised Trail Map and wayfinding signs to be posted on the land
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Row 1: Shawangunk Ridge by Gerald Berliner Row 2: Boundary Marker by Carol Rietsma; Bob Larsen Memorial Parcel Hike by Carol Rietsma; Coxing Kill by Tom Weiner Row 3: Boundary Monitoring by Amanda Rogers; Reading the Landscape by Julia Solomon; Marking Boundaries by Julia Solomon Row 4: Boundary Sign by Julia Solomon; Investigating the Boundary by Julia Solomon; Bob Larsen Memorial Parcel Hike by Carol Rietsma; Row 5: Pin Oak Allée by Gerald Liddelow; Reading the Trail Map by Renee Zernitsky
2019 Year In Review, Land Stewardship; 300,000+ visitors, 10,000 ft of historic carriage road restored and improved, South side of Trapps Bridge improved for emergency and visitor accessibility, opened the Mohonk Preserve Foothills Loop on the River-to-Ridge Trail, Began construction on the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead, Rangers earned their High-Angle Rope Rescue Accreditation with the Mountain Rescue Association
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Row 1: Ranger Cheryl Elsinger by Chuck Reid Row 2: Ridge Rockers On Course by Nick Andruzzi, Ready, Set Rappel! by June Archer, Repaired Carriage Road by Chuck Reid Row 3: Ridge Rocker Crosses Trapps Bridge by Maryalice Citera, Trapps Bridge by Chuck Reid, Testimonial Gateway Tower by Walter C. Earl Row 4: View from the River-to-Ridge Trail by Julia Solomon, Mohonk Preserve Foothills Loop opening by Tom Weiner, Pin Oak Allée by Siu S. Yuen Row 5: (Left and Right) High Angle Rope Rescue Accreditation by Chuck Reid
2019 Year In Review: Conservation Science, 124 years of daily weather observations recorded, 79 citizen science volunteers, 9,000 Natural history index cards scanned and digitized, 834 animal observations submitted to our iNaturalist projects, 1,030 broad-winged hawks observed during autumn migration, A grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services is enabling us to Digitize and Expand Research Access to records and specimens in our Daniel Smiley Research Center.
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Row 1: Monarch Caterpillar by June Archer Row 2: Lake Water Collection by Jolie Parker, Volunteer Climate Tracker by Jolie Parker, Volunteer Climate Tracker by John Mizel Row 3: Wood Thrush by June Archer, Bird Watching by Gerald Liddelow, StreamWatch by Tom Weiner Row 4: Fisher with Juvenile from a Camera Trap, StreamWatch by Tom Weiner, Hawk Watch by Karen Maloy Brady Row 5: Trout Lily by Karen Maloy Brady, Climate Tracker by John Mizel
2019 Year In Review: Environmental Education, 415 Total Programs, 8,000+ Adults Served, 3,600+ Children Served, 33 Schools Served, 29,000+ Contact Hours, Kleinekill Pool became our NEW education site for aquatic life
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Row 1: Students from San Miguel Academy of Newburgh by Karen Maloy Brady Row 2: Youth Nature Ambassadors on Bonticou Crag by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill, Young Explorers Summer Camp by Cathy Shiga-Gattullo, Tango at the Pavilion by Bonnie Hirschhorn Row 3: Young Explorer Picking Blueberries by Christy Belardo, Youth Nature Ambassador on the Bonticou Crag Scramble by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill, Young Explorer Craft Time by Christy Belardo Row 4: Students from Nora Cronin Presentation Academy by Maxine Kamin, Student from San Miguel Academy of Newburgh by Jamie Ruiz, Youth Nature Ambassadors on the Bonticou Crag Scramble by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill, Row 5: Kleinekill Pool by Amanda Rogers, Pond Study by Cathy Shiga-Gattullo
2019 Year In Review: Development & Communications, 16,000+ members, 426 volunteers contributing 16,500+ service hours, 600 Ridge Rockers on course, 3,500+ residents served during Healthy Ulster, 30+ local libraries lending free access passes, Awarded 15 grants totaling $370,000+
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Row 1: Hikers Atop Bonticou Crag by Siu S. Yuen Row 2: Bikers on Overcliff Carriage Road by Jane Vecchione, Trail Builder Volunteers and Associate Director of Facilities and Grounds Justin Key, Volunteer Photographers by Renee Zernitsky Row 3: Ridge Rockers On Course by Mariana Richards Benfatti, Rock The Ridge Finish Line by Kate Schoonmaker, Volunteers from Key Bank by Justin Key Row 4: Healthy Ulster 2019 by Susan Lehrer, Membership & Development Database Associate Karen Williams by Bonnie Hirschhorn, Bonticou Crag Scramble by Gerald Liddelow, Row 5: Students from San Miguel Academy of Newburgh by Marianne Markle, Climbers on Undercliff Carriage Road by Karen Maloy Brady
2019 Year In Review Financial Highlights, 2019 Public Support & Revenue, 2019 Program Expenses, 2019 Statement of Financial Position
Photo: Pin Oak Allée by Siu S. Yuen

Mohonk Preserve is grateful to everyone who supports our mission to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world. Their generosity enables us to carry out our important work.


Banner Photo by Gerald Liddelow