Without individuals who appreciate the natural world and actively champion
its preservation, we wouldn’t have the nearly 110 million acres of wilderness
areas that we enjoy today. More than four million acres are located in
Washington state alone — right in our own backyard.
For more than a century, wilderness conservation has been a primary
driver of The Mountaineers. Our members care deeply about protecting the
outdoors and sharing it with others. Today we are passing that conservation
ethic along to younger and more diverse groups, encouraging them to take a
key role in the preservation and stewardship of our public lands and waters.
We could not succeed in this important work without the dedication and
enthusiasm of our volunteers, more than 1,900 of them. These individuals
are integral to the impact we are making in connecting youth and children
with the outdoors and in promoting sustainable recreation practices and
conservation. Our volunteers help us leverage donor contributions, making
every dollar stretch farther and do more.
At The Mountaineers, we rely on your participation as a member to sustain
our vision and on your financial contributions to help us develop and grow
our programs. Our future impact depends on your continued support. For
those of you who have given your time and money, we thank you for your
partnership and for inspiring us with your generosity.
For those who have not yet taken the next step to become a financial donor
and champion of The Mountaineers, we hope reading this annual report will
lead to your own breakthrough moment!