Montgomery- New York- February 4, 2021

Today Morgan Duke Conservation Society announced it would become a national organization. For more than seven years, we have aided the Conservation, Preservation, Maintenance, and Enhancement of Natural Resources throughout New York State. Our stewards and leadership officers have been exploring places throughout New York State to find wilderness places that had been affected by overly large crowds. In conservation, we work at a Wildlife Management Area to conduct wildlife habitat management for wildlife that depends on the young forest.

When COVID-19 started in 2020, many people flooded hiking trails and state parks throughout New York.  Other states also have seen many visitors at their parks. Many problems were facing these places, including vandalism and littering issues. In January of 2021, we have decided to work at other sites throughout the east coast to help these places as much as we can, from state parks to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service areas. This year many areas are expecting additional visitors. Therefore, we decided here at the Morgan Duke Conservation Society that we want to become a national organization. We want to come to the aid of maintaining and protecting the natural resources and the diversity of many places. We seek to help at the floodplains, forests, grasslands, dunes at the beaches, and many other locations throughout the country.

For a year and a half, we have been posting volunteer openings on many recruiting volunteer websites, and we have seen many people have been signing up at places where we work week after week. Today the Morgan Duke Conservation Society has more than 24 volunteers from all over New York State. We appreciate all the help the volunteers are doing in the field every day.

When we become a national organization, the public, supporters, volunteers, and donors will not see our name and logo change. The organization’s name will remain Morgan Duke Conservation Society. We have redesigned our website in-house to make it easier for the general public to find the latest news and events.

Morgan Duke Conservation Society will continue working at the places we have been working at in the past. These locations include Hudson River Recreation Area in Lake Luzerne, Vernooy Kill State Forest in Ulster County, Peekamoose Blue Hole in Ulster County, and Bashakill Wildlife Management Area in Orange & Sullivan County.

To learn more about our work and how you can get involved, visit morgandukecs.ngo

 

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