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View to host Adirondack Wild: Gary Lee, John Nemjo among those being honored for contributions to wilderness, wildlife, ecotourism

Awards will be presented to five area honorees, including John Nemjo of Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, and Gary Lee, a retired Forest Ranger and Adirondack writer/photographer, by the conservation and awareness group Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve at its annual meeting on Friday, September 28.

The meeting is being held at VIEW starting at 10 a.m., with the awards program starting at 11 a.m.

The public is welcome to attend free of charge.

The awards recognize individuals from the area who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and stewardship of wild lands, to ecotourism based upon the area’s wilderness, and to educating others about the importance of safeguarding wild nature in the Adirondack Park.

Honoree John Nemjo is founder of Paddle Fest, the largest annual canoe and kayak festival in the Adirondacks, and is founder/owner of Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, a canoe and kayak store in Old Forge, which first opened in Inlet in 1993.

Adirondack Wild’s David Gibson said Nemjo has shown himself to be a great friend of the Adirondacks. Continue reading

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