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Give to Connect People with Nature and Create Protectors of Your Wild Places
Caitlin O'Brien Caitlin O'Brien
December 29, 2015

Remember the exhilaration you felt the first time you stepped foot on the summit of a peak, set up your tent under a canopy of trees, or paddled in open water? 

Your experience not only shaped you, but also helped you gain an appreciation for the natural world and inspired a desire to protect the wild place that made your experience possible.

But if no one cares about the persistent issues and threats to our natural world, the wild places you cherish could be at risk of disappearing sooner than you think.

To head off these threats to our wild places, we’ll need younger people to participate in our collective action. Millennials – ranging in age from 18 to 34 – will soon account for one-third of American adults.

Young people will protect our wild places, but they need to be inspired first. That begins with a connection – between people and landscapes.

When you make your tax-deductible year-end donation today you will advance efforts to provide transformative outdoor experiences that connect people to nature inspiring them to become fierce protectors of the lands and waters you love and enjoy.

We know we can do this. But we can't do it without you.

Donations of any size truly make a difference. Will you help us?

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When you support The Mountaineers this year you will:

• Equip volunteers with powerful training and resources to mentor and inspire people to love the outdoors

• Create outdoor experiences for underserved youth who’ve never truly experienced nature

• Share tools with people who want to amplify our conservation message to protect our wild places

• Engage people in deeper conversations about critical conservation issues that move them to take protective action

• Publish books to inspire young people to get outside and connect with wilderness

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