Appalachian Mountain Club

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Environment, Sports

Location: 5 Joy St Boston MA 02108 USA

Mission: The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment andstewardship of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of theAppalachian region. We believe that mountains, forests, and waters haveintrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritualrenewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Becausesuccessful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors,we encourage people to experience, learn about, appreciate, andunderstand the natural world.
Programs: AMC is nearly 90,000 members in 12 chapters, 20,000 volunteers, and over 450 full-time and seasonal staff. AMC chapters reach from Maine to Washington, D.C. AMC offers more than 8,000 trips each year, from local chapter activities to major excursions worldwide. AMC hosts more than 135,000 guest nights each year at AMC Lodges, Huts, Camps, Shelters and Campgrounds. AMC maintains more than 1,500 miles of trails throughout the Northeast, including nearly 350 miles of the Appalachian Trail in five states. AMC advocates for land and riverway conservation, monitors air quality, and works to protect alpine and forest ecosystems throughout the Northern Forest and Highlands regions. AMC seeks to educate and inform members, plus an additional 1.5 million people, annually through AMC Books, www.outdoors.org, White Mountain visitor centers, and AMC Destinations. AMC teaches people the skills to be safe outdoors and to care for the natural world through programs for children, teens, and adults, as well as outdoor leadership training.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The AMC is an outstanding mission driven organization that deserves 4 stars from charity navigator.

The AMC has a clear vision which it is executing.
http://www.outdoors.org/about/amc-vision2020.cfm

Over the last 10 years AMC has accomplished its goal of getting kids outside, prtotecting land and enhancing outdoor experiences.
http://www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2011/features/vision-2010-timeline.cfm

Most impressively, AMC has permanently protected over 66,000 acres of wilderness forest land.

The AMC is extremely well run and has balanced its budget 20 years in a row.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Outdoor recreation and education

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The AMC should get more press for the great work it is leading

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