The GCC Presented with the Mohonk Preserve’s 2008 Thom Scheuer Memorial Stewardship Award
Chris Moratz, Chairman and Jannette Pazer, Secretary General, on behalf of the Board of Directors for the Gunks Climbers’ Coalition, are very pleased to have been presented with the Mohonk Preserve’s Thom Scheuer Memorial Stewardship Award this past Saturday October 11. For us, it is a great honor to be recognized for our achievements in the past years. We have worked with great diligence in order to solidify climber relations with land managers along the Shawangunk Ridge, work toward opening new climbing area access, improve climber trails, prevent erosion and soil compaction in heavily used areas, sponsor events and raise funds for donation of rescue equipment, and generally serve as a liaison for the climbing community. All of this would not be possible if we were not supported by the local climbing community, the national Access Fund of which we are an affiliate, as well as Rock and Snow of New Paltz and local rock climbing guide services. For Jannette and Chris as well as our fellow members of the Board of Directors, Mr. Robert O’Brien, Mr. Ajax Greene, Ms. France Menk, and Mr. Dana Perry, who represent our all volunteer organization, this honor is a great milestone and will serve to inspire us into the future as we continue our mission.