MTC 2024 Event

The 4th annual MTC event is just around the corner! 

Dates: August 3 - 11 2024

Registration today!

If you are not in the ADK during this time, please feel free to complete a self-directed project anytime it is convenient for you!  

Please visit our RESOURCE MATERIAL page for self-directed environmentally-focused improvement project ideas.

Please read the important Safety Checklist

MTC participants are asked to submit photos of self-directed projects via email by to be in the running for the "Best Project" award and to win gifts of appreciation. Winners of the "Best Project" award will receive a plaque with their name(s) engraved on it.  In addition, names will be added to plaques housed in both the Town of Inlet and the Town of Webb public spaces. Please submit photos to by August 25th.  

The 2nd annual FREE family-friendly EcoArts Festival at View in Old Forge will be held August 3, 2024 from 10am to 2pm.

Art meets Science at our 2024 EcoArts Festival to launch the Maintain the Chain Event. This family friendly event includes ecology-themed craft projects and booths from conservation organizations including representatives from the Fulton Chain of Lakes Association, Adirondack Council, Adirondack Watershed Institute, ADK Action, Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, NY Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, LivingADK, and the Champlain Adirondack Biosphere Network. Representatives will share their expertise with festival attendees.  We are  also thrilled to have Bernadette Hoffman and Max, the Canada Lynx attend the EcoArts Festival once again this year!

MTC and View Arts Center are sponsoring three FREE educational lectures leading up to the EcoArts Festival and the MTC event. Lectures will be held throughout the month of July at View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Topic: An Exploration of the Northern Peatlands

Speaker: Charlie Reinertsen

Founder of Twolined Studio, is a photographer, videographer, writer, exhibit developer, naturalist guide, and commercially-licensed drone pilot.

Twolined Studio is the home of the Northern Peatlands Project, a photographic journey through one of the rarest ecosystems on Earth.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm

Topic: Climate Change and its Impact on Adirondack Lake Trout

Speaker: Thomas Detmer, PhD

Senior Research Associate

Adirondack Fisheries Research Program

Cornell University

Department of Natural Resources 

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Topic: Raptors of the ADK

Speaker: Mark Manske 

Founder of Adirondack Raptors, Inc.

Come learn about the importance of raptors in the environment and how to protect them. Come see Adirondack raptors and all their beauty!