We would like to formally thank everyone who attended our Pilgrimage for Nature Celebration, celebrating the first time that any one person has trekked the complete international 640 km trail from Adirondack Park to Algonquin Park! We had an amazing time celebrating with new and familiar faces, absorbing the wonderful stories of Jamie Findlay, and listening to the many talents of our guest performer, David Archibald.
We are so thankful for all of the support that we have recieved— it's because of generous friends like you that we get to enhance the critical ecological corridor that is the Algonquin to Adirondacks region. This area serves as one of the last surviving linkages for wildlife movement across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence System. With your support we can continue our vision of enhancing and protecting the ecological integrity of this sensitive area for the wildlife who need it most. Proceeds from our gala will support the vital projects undertaken by A2A, such as conservation action planning, connectivity projects, road ecology, mapping, and education.
Didn't get a chance to come out to our gala but would like to donate to support wildlife and the habitats they rely on?
The theme of our 2023 gala is "The Pilgrimage For Nature". One of A2A's largest projects has been the creation of a 640 kilometre multi-modal route connecting Algonquin Park to the Adirondacks. The trail, aptly called “The Pilgrimage for Nature,”creates a physical and symbolic connection between land and people. The Pilgrimage for Nature raises awareness of the A2A region’s unique place in conservation in eastern North America. The inspiration for the A2A corridor was a moose named Alice, who was radio-collared and tracked as she made her way from Adirondack Park to her final destination of Algonquin Park. Alice proved how important connectivity is for migrating wildlife and her journey called us to action in protecting and restoring the A2A corridor so that other wildlife might follow in her footsteps.
This past summer, Jamieson Findlay, joined by friends Bill Barkley and Lisa, completed the entire Pilgrimage for Nature trail, becoming the first people to thru-hike the 640-km trail from end to end! We are so excited that we got to celebrate their amazing achievement at our gala!
Are you interested in completing your very own thru-hike through on the Pilgrimage for Nature trail? Check out our trail guide below!