Maintain the Chain Event

Join us August 3-11, 2024 for the 4th annual MTC event and help protect the ADK!!! Register today! Free MTC baseball caps for registered participants who complete a self-directed environmentally focused project.

The 2nd annual EcoArts Festival at View in Old Forge will be held Saturday, August 3rd from 10am - 2pm.

If you are not in the ADK during the weeklong MTC event, please feel free to complete a self-directed environmentally focused project anytime it is convenient for you

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

Participants are asked to submit photos of completed self-directed projects via email 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.  

Please read the important Safety Checklist. 

Free MTC baseball hats for registered participants who complete a self-directed project.  Baseball hats will be distributed at the EcoArts Festival on August 3rd (10am-2pm). Please email us if you are unable to stop by or attend the festival. 

We thank you in advance for loving the ADK as much as we do!

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2023 MTC "Best Project" Award

The Adams Family collected close to 20 bags of trash on Hackensack Mountain near Warrensburg, NY for their self-directed MTC project. They even brought home two tires to upcycle! We are grateful for their hard work and support. 

Previous MTC "Best Project" Award winners!

Luis Mikelsons - winner of the MTC 2022 "Best Project" award. 

Marie and Whitney Schoenberg - winners of the MTC 2021 "Best Project" award.

If you cannot participate in the 2024 MTC event, consider donating to fund future MTC events!  By clicking the donate button below, you will be redirected to the LivingADK website.  Follow the instructions to donate and THANK YOU for your support!

Your participation in the MTC event is at your own risk. Your decision to participate as a volunteer is made of your own free will. By registering for the event, you assume full responsibility for any risk of bodily injury, death, or property damage arising out of or related to the event. MTC/FCLA does not assume any responsibility or obligation to provide financial or other assistance, including, but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of injury, illness, death, or property damage.

We greatly appreciate your support duirng the annual MTC event. Please do your best to MTC all year long. 

Remember Leave No Trace! 

Friends of Moody Pond in Saranac Lake held an Earth Day cleanup (April 2024) taking on the Leave No Trace Challenge after seeing this global event posted on our MTC Facebook page. We hope this inspires others to take the challenge and protect the Adirondack Park! 

The Boon family clean-up a campsite along the Sis and Bubb trail during an October 2021 hike. 

Paddling on Fourth Lake after July 4, 2022.  Collected garbage floating in the water.  Recycled the bottle!  Every bit helps.

Picked up trash along side Tobie trail on Route 28, July 1, 2023. Recycled the bottles and cans.